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The 2017 Combined Federal Campaign still needs people to ‘Show Some Love’

By Steve Elliott | 502nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs | Dec. 13, 2017

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO, Texas —

The 2017 Combined Federal Campaign is in full swing and there’s still plenty of time to “Show Some Love” and make a contribution to a worthy cause that is near and dear to a person’s heart. The current campaign runs through Jan. 12, 2018.

There have been changes for the 2017 Combined Federal Campaign, but the mission remains the same: to promote and support philanthropy through a 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 biggest change is the elimination of the hard-copy paper contribution forms. There is now one central donation system at http://opm.gov/showsomelovecfc. Other changes include the fact that federal employees can now pledge volunteer hours and federal retirees can contribute through their annuity.

There are more than 10,000 local, national and international participating nonprofits in CFC. Since 1961, federal employees have contributed more than $8.2 billion to the causes they care about.

Joint Base San Antonio falls under the “CFC South Central Texas Zone 19” on the CFC website at http://www.southcentraltexascfc.org/. It’s a one-stop location explaining how to give, whether it’s money or time.

In addition to online donations, donors can choose a payroll deduction or a one-time or recurring monthly pledge via a credit card, debit card or direct bank transfer. For the next five years, donors also have the option of completing a paper pledge card and submitting it to the Central Campaign Administrator using the address provided on the pledge form or by giving the completed form to their keyworker. Paper pledge donors can give via payroll deduction or check.

For the first time, federal employees are also invited to broaden the impact of their gift by pledging volunteer hours to participating charities in addition to monetary donations. Volunteer hours may be “monetized” to count toward the total amount raised by departments, agencies, and units.

Donors also need to know that cash donations can no longer be accepted. Undesignated contributions are no longer permitted under new CFC regulations.  Donors are asked to designate their pledge to the specific CFC charity or charities of their choice. A list of Frequently Asked Questions is available at https://www.opm.gov/combined-federal-campaign/cfc-faqs/.

(Source: Combined Federal Campaign)