November 26, 2013 --
Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany’s 2013 Combined Federal Campaign kicked off Oct. 30 and is scheduled to continue through Dec. 15.
CFC is the only authorized solicitation of federal employees in their workplaces on behalf of approved charitable organizations, according to the Office of Personnel Management’s website, www.opm.gov.
The website reports that the CFC is the world’s largest and most successful annual workplace charity campaign, with almost 200 CFC campaigns throughout the country and overseas raising millions of dollars each year.
The mission of the CFC is to promote and support philanthropy through a program that is employee-focused, cost-efficient and effective in providing all federal employees the opportunity to improve the quality of life for all, the OPM website states.
The 2013 Southwest Georgia CFC booklet includes 62 local charities and nearly 2,600 national and international charities, according to Chief Warrant Officer 2 Montreal J. Newkirk, Marine Corps Community Services officer, MCLB Albany.
“I have contacted each director (at Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany) and (he or she is) responsible for assigning a section CFC representative,” Newkirk said. “The (tenant) commands aboard the base will have a section representative as well.”
Newkirk added, “Payroll deductions aren’t the only way that one can contribute, they can also write a check or provide cash for a one-time donation.”
Pledges made by federal civilians and military donors during the campaign season support eligible non-profit organizations that provide health and human service benefits throughout the world.
For more information, visit www.opm.gov.