ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. --
Tis the season for giving…for those at Robins anyway, as the base’s 2019 Combined Federal Campaign kicks off soon.
The 2019 CFC, the largest annual workplace charity campaign, kicked off nationally on Sept. 9 and will run through Jan. 12. Robins will actively solicit contributions for the campaign Oct. 15 – Nov. 27.
This year, Robins aims to raise $125,000 for the campaign.
Maj. Veronica Spencer, a healthcare integrator in the 78th Medical Group, who is the campaign manager for 2019 Robins Air Force Base CFC Campaign, said CFC is an employee focused campaign with contributions benefiting over 1,650 non-profit organizations worldwide.
“People can handpick which organization they would like to donate to, ranging from local charities to large well-known organizations,” she said.
The Team Robins CFC Kickoff Charity Fair will take place in the Heritage Club ballroom Oct. 23, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
The event will be a drop-in and visit event where charities that are able to attend will come and present to Team Robins members the different services they provide, said Terry Landreth, supervisor for the Civil Engineering Planning Office, who is the Co-Chairperson for the Peachbelt Zone - an organizational region covering nearly all of Middle and Northern Georgia and eight counties in South Carolina.
“Those who do come and visit the displays and talk with the representatives from the various charities should be able to see how the contributions provided via CFC help to impact lives in a positive way in both the local area and around the world,” he said.
Landreth said CFC is a chance for him to give to causes he cares about.
“From a larger sense, by being part of a larger event, it encourages additional donations and donors to participate,” he said. “It helps provide a sense that we are all making a combined effort to help others outside of our jobs. It is an opportunity to make a difference together.”
Federal employees, including contractors, military personnel and postal employees, are all welcome to donate.
Contributions may be made through the website https://cfcgiving.opm.gov/welcome or via paper-based pledge cards through designated CFC key workers.
Each unit will have a key worker assigned who will be able to answer any questions and assist with navigating website and submitting donations, Spencer said.
“People can support the charitable cause they care about with a one-time contribution or a recurring pledge,” Spencer said. “Printed material will also be available for people to view the various charities available.”
Landreth said all pledges are due by Jan. 12, 2020.
“We definitely ask that you take the time to make a donation as soon as possible to keep it from being put off until the last minute so it is not forgotten until it is too late,” he said. “Also it helps with us tracking unit goals.”
Robins expects nearly 200 key workers to be available throughout the 2019 campaign to assist CFC contributors across the base.
For more information on the national CFC effort, visit https://cfcgiving.opm.gov.