Combined Federal Campaign ends Friday|
Posted 11/16/2012 Updated 11/21/2012
by Jenny Gordon
Robins Public Affairs
11/16/2012 - ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. -- The 2012 Combined Federal Campaign at Robins ends Friday.
As of Nov. 16, the campaign had collected $1,300,259, with a goal of $1.4 million.
The Middle Georgia CFC, which covers 17 counties, has a goal of $1.5 million. Robins has exceeded its goal every year during the last 11 years. In 2011, the workforce gave $1,570,344.
With more than 300 key workers and monitors, as well as 50 super monitors representing organizations across the installation, the goal was to spread awareness during the six-week campaign and reach everyone.
"This Thanksgiving week, I just want to say thank you to all who have supported this amazing campaign," said Jani Le, campaign chair. "I know we are going to make our goal. Give a little and help a lot!"
Part of the success in raising local donations can be attributed to two charity fairs Robins hosted in early October to kick off the campaign. There were 60 non-profit organizations on hand who presented information to base personnel ahead of the start of the drive.
CFC is the world's largest annual workplace charity campaign, which includes more than 200 individual campaigns. It includes pledges made by federal civilian, postal and military donors who support eligible non-profit organizations that provide health and human services worldwide.
Last year, nearly one million federal employees pledged more than $272 million to participating local, national and international charities. Since CFC's creation in 1961, it has raised more than $7 billion. A CFC celebration breakfast is scheduled Dec. 5 at the Horizons Event Center.