PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. --
Since 1961, Combined Federal Campaign officials have made it their mission to make a difference for thousands of local, national and international charitable agencies.
This year's CFC theme is 'Give for Good' and kicks-off Oct.1 and runs through Oct. 31.
"The Combined Federal Campaign capitalizes on the power of high participation," said 1st Lt. Brian Hume, 45th Operations Group chief of standardization and alternate installation project officer. "A small contribution only takes a few minutes and can truly make a profound difference in the local community and across the nation.
"A little from everyone goes a long way," Hume said.
Federal employees continue to make the CFC the largest and most successful workplace philanthropic fundraiser in the world, according to the CFC's website.
"We encourage everyone to participate and any contribution helps," Hume said. "Whether it's a one-time donation or a recurring allotment, your $5, $10 or $20 contribution makes an impact.
"For example, your donation can assist in funding a veteran to take a trip to Washington, D.C. to visit their memorial built to honor them for their service," Hume said.
Many of the listed charitable organizations or agencies depend on donations in order to keep their operation running.
Because the campaign is Department of Defense wide, all military members and federal civilians assigned here are eligible to donate and help the base meet this year's goal of $170,000 to drive positive change in our community.
One hundred percent contact will be made by CFC representatives and donators can choose the code of the charity, name and how much they want to give.
"The Combined Federal Campaign gives us freedom to participate in meaningful activities that we may not have the opportunity to participate in otherwise," said Chaplain (Maj.) Jonathan Hurt, 45th Space Wing chaplain deputy and installation project officer.
For a list of charities go to: www.cf-cfc.org
and under "Donor Information" select "Search Charities" or click here
Contributions can be made via myPay,
through donation boxes around the base, or a paper form can be obtained through a CFC representative.
Those who want to have increments deducted from their paycheck can do so. Donations will be deducted starting Jan. 1, 2016, and can be deducted until Dec. 31, 2016.