ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. --
Robins will soon kick off its 2018 Combined Federal Campaign.
The campaign, slated to run here Oct. 9 – Nov. 21, gives federal employees, military members, contractors, and retirees the opportunity to make monetary donations to local and national charitable organizations.
Robins Air Force Base will kick off the campaign at the installation gates on Oct. 9. Keyworkers will hand out cards and information to base employees entering the installation.
The CFC, the largest annual workplace charity campaign, was started in 1948 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower. It was created to provide a streamlined charity event for federal workers.
Senior Master Sgt. Alvin Arguello, 78th Security Forces Squadron’s Plans & Programs superintendent, who serves as the 2018 CFC chairperson, said the campaign is a great way to make a difference.
“The Combined Federal Campaign is an employee focused campaign with contributions benefiting over 20,000 non-profit organizations worldwide,” he said. “People can handpick which organization they would like to donate to, ranging from local charities to large well known organizations.”
CFC contributions are now completely computer based through the website https://cfcgiving.opm.gov/welcome .
“People can support the charitable cause they care about with a one-time contribution or a recurring pledge,” Arguello said.
The Office of Personnel Management has been making a push to have employees make donations through the secure website, Arguello said. The Website can be used to make one time donations as well as payroll deductions.
Contributions can be made through the website until Jan. 11, 2019.
Cash will not be accepted during this campaign; however, personnel checks will be accepted.
Printed material will also be available for people to view the various charities, ranging from large well-known organizations to local community groups.
In 2017, Robins’ CFC goal was $282,000. Robins’ 2018 goal for the campaign is $300,000.
Each unit will have a key worker assigned who will be able to answer any questions and assist with navigating website and submitting donations.
For more information, contact your unit’s CFC point of contact or visit https://www.opm.gov/combined -federal-campaign/ or https://opm.gov/ShowSomeLoveCFC.