Oct. 19, 2010

Virginia Guard kicks off 2010 Combined Federal Campaign 

By Capt. Matthew J. Nowak
Virginia National Guard Public Affairs
  

FORT PICKETT, Va. — The Virginia National Guard kicked off the 2010 Combined Federal Campaign Oct. 14 with a reception at the Army Guard Headquarters in Building 316 at Fort Pickett. Sixteen non-profit organizations from around Virginia attended the event to provide information on the services they offer.

 

The Virginia National Guard kicked off the 2010 Combined Federal Campaign Oct. 14 with a reception at Army Guard headquarters in building 316. (Photo by Capt. Matthew J. Nowak, Virginia National Guard Public Affairs)


"Thanks to all the organizations the participated here at Fort Pickett for the kick-off event. The Combined Federal Campaign's purpose is to give back to organizations that provide additional resources to those that really need it,” said Virginia National Guard Army chief of staff, Col. Robert McMillin. “Without your donations some of these organizations may not survive. My hope is that the Virginia National Guard will be able to meet or exceed this year's goal."

Donations will be collected up to Dec. 1 and the goal is to raise $54,920, said 2nd Lt. Timothy Braxton, the 2010 Virginia National Guard CFC coordinator.

 

Sixteen non-profit organizations from around Virginia attended the 2010 Combined Federal Campaign kickoff reception to provide information on the services they offer. Donations will be collected up to Dec. 1 and the goal is to raise $54,920, said 2nd Lt. Timothy Braxton, the 2010 Virginia National Guard CFC coordinator. (Photo by Capt. Matthew J. Nowak, Virginia National Guard Public Affairs)

The CFC is the only authorized solicitation of federal employees in the workplace on behalf of approved charitable organizations. It was established by an executive order in the early 1960’s to coordinate the fundraising efforts of various charitable organizations. This coordination ensures the federal donor would only be solicited once a year in the workplace and would have the opportunity to make charitable and tax deductable gifts through payroll deduction.

Each major subordinate command and each joint staff section has a representative who will distribute and collect CFC contribution slips and CFC books, which contain information about local, national and international organizations.

Contributors can choose to donate as little as one dollar or as much as they desire. Contributions are tax deductible.  Traditional Guardsmen may give through cash or checks at drill but cannot give through payroll deduction.

Last year the Virginia National Guard fell just short of its goal at $53,320 with 326 donors, despite the tough economy.

The region includes all federal activities in Richmond, Fort Lee, and the Defense General Supply Center.

Click http://cfcofcva.org/documents/CVA_CharityList2010_WEB.pdf  to download the 2010 CFC brochure.

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