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Combined Federal Campaign kicks off at Vandenberg

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VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The 2007 Combined Federal Campagain began here Sept.16 and will run until Oct. 27.

The CFC was established in 1961 and is the largest workplace charity campaign in the country. This annual fall fund-raising drive allows nearly 4 million federal employees and military personnel to contribute to thousands of local and national nonprofit organizations.

This year, the CFC's motto is, "Help Our World Forward" in which they continuously exemplify through the core of their mission.

The CFC is to support and to promote philanthropy through a voluntary 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 CFC is the only authorized solicitation of employees in the federal workplace on behalf of charitable organizations," said Capt. Rob Traylor, Installation Project Officer.

"It continues to be the largest and most successful workplace fundraising model in the world," Captain Traylor said.

According to the official CFC web site, pledges made by federal civilian, postal, and military donors during the campaign season support eligible non-profit organizations that provide health and human service benefits throughout the world.

In order for the CFC offers a reliable, consistent and easy way of supporting charities that are designed to assist those who are most in need.

On average, one in four federal employees or their dependents will benefit from the CFC charities this year, according to CFC officials. Donors may designate which charities receive their money by filling out a pledge card.

"You simply figure out which charities you want to make a donation to and you fill out a pledge card," according to the Vandenberg Combined Federal Campaign committee.

"You can do it through payroll deduction, check or cash donation," they said.

Even deployed individuals have the opportunity to lend a helping hand to those in need.
Military and civilian personnel who are deployed or will be deployed during the campaign have the opportunity to participate in the overseas CFC at the deployed location where they will have access to the same national and international charities.

Those people who do wish to donate to local charities may donate to those charities at the deployed location. If married, servicemembers may obtain a spousal CFC power of attorney to complete local contribution forms at their home base.

Last year, Central Coast federal employees and servicemembers donated $227,160 to the CFC.

For more information, go to The CFC Web site at www.opm.gov/cfc.