Holiday season is a good time to donate to CFC

USAG Stuttgart Public Affairs

The annual Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is in full swing and easier than ever to donate to the charities of your choice. This year’s CFC is scheduled to run through Jan. 15, 2021.

Through the CFC, employees and retirees can pledge support to eligible non-profit organizations that provide health and human service benefits throughout the world. There are close to 8,000 charities of choice on the virtual pledge portal – donate 24 hours a day here.

Money isn’t the only way members of the Stuttgart military community may contribute. The CFC now accepts hands-on help pledges of time from those who could volunteer instead of donating cash.

The donation system allows donors to renew pledges, and offers options for giving that include:

  • payroll or annuity deduction.
  • credit or debit card.
  • e-check and volunteer hours (for federal employees only).

New this year is a CFC Giving Mobile App (for Apple and Android devices) to allow federal employees to make one-time donations via credit card, debit card or bank transfer.

“The CFC system increases transparency and ensures that the contributions from federal, postal, and military personnel and retirees reach the people who need help the most,” said OPM Acting Director Michael J. Rigas in a memorandum Aug. 20.

Since it began 57 years ago, CFC has raised more than $8 billion for charities.