HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. -- The 2022 Combined Federal Campaign is now underway with base organizers setting a goal to raise $40,000 and make 100 percent contact with military and civilian federal employees here.
This year’s CFC drive will continue through Jan. 14, 2023.
“As this year’s CFC campaign gets underway, it’s important to remember the enormity of how many lives have been impacted by the generosity of federal employee donors,” said Capt. Shirley Ye, installation CFC co-coordinator. “Whether it’s a monetary donation or volunteering time, a show of support is more important now than ever.”
Among the charities donors may choose is Friends of Family Services, a 501 (c)(3) private organization. This Hanscom-based charity provides support to the community through gift baskets for new babies, support to Hearts Apart events and to the Exceptional Family Member Program and more. The code for Friends of Family Services is 33931.
According to the CFC website, the Combined Federal Campaign has raised more than $8.6 billion for charitable organizations worldwide. It’s one of the world's largest and most successful annual workplace charity campaigns.
Employees have the option to give a one-time donation via credit card or check, deduct a certain amount from each paycheck or pledge volunteer hours. Individuals may also text DONATE to 978-487-5678. To learn more or to donate, visit https://newenglandcfc.givecfc.org/. Hanscom, along with other federal organizations in the region, are part of the New England CFC.
“Donors can easily search local charities for volunteer opportunities and then indicate the number of hours they would like to pledge,” said Master Sgt. Vanessa Jessup, CFC co-coordinator.
Those interested in giving may also do so via the free “CFC Giving” mobile app. iPhone users can download the app via the Apple App Store or Android users can download at Google Play.
“Participation in the campaign is voluntary, what you contribute is private, and the amount you choose to donate or time you volunteer is up to you,” said Ye.
If necessary, Hanscom personnel are asked to contact an office keyworker for assistance with submitting a pledge. For those unsure who their keyworker is, contact Ye at email@example.com or Jessup at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For additional information about the CFC campaign, visit https://cfcgiving.opm.gov/faq.