PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. --
When pay day arrives, many of us may make a special purchase for ourselves, spent with our hard-earned dollars. While a special purchase may make us feel satisfied -- giving to someone else may make us feel equally gratified.
Beginning Oct. 1-31, the Combined Federal Campaign is scheduled to kick off the world's largest annual workplace charity campaign, with almost 200 campaigns throughout the country and overseas, raising millions of dollars each year, according to opm.gov.
This year's theme is S.P.A.C.E: Supporting People Across Communities Everywhere.
"The CFC offers individuals the opportunity to donate to organizations and charities of their choice," said Maj. Jason Tate, CFC primary action officer, and 45th Space Wing Command Post Chief and Detachment 3 Human Space Flight Support. "Even the smallest contribution can dramatically change one, or even multiple people's lives."
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.
Because the campaign is Department of Defense wide, all military members and civilians are eligible to donate and help the base meet this year's goal of $150,000.
"If everyone on base made a donation, regardless of the amount, it would lead to a record-breaking campaign year," Tate said. "This, in turn, would benefit the countless people and groups who rely on the generosity of others to give them a hand up."
Many of the listed charitable organizations or agencies depend on donations in order to keep their operation running.
Donation tables will be set up at the Commissary, Express, Exchange, Golf Course, and Riverside Dining Facility. Tables will be manned at two varying locations every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday during the month of October during high traffic times.
"The CFC is also a great way for people to be creative with fundraising," said Master Sgt. Lee Sinclair, installation CFC representative assistant and of the 45th Civil Engineer Squadron. "I challenge everyone to have fun with it."
Any amount can be made by filling out a form in which people can donate cash, check, allotted payments, or through the MyPay portal.
Those who want to have increments deducted from their paycheck can do so. Donations will be deducted starting Jan. 1, 2015, and can be deducted until Dec. 31, 2015.
For more information on the CFC, log on to www.cf-cfc.org
or contact a group representative.