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Time to Give: Energy Department Celebrates Kickoff of CFC 2013

November 15, 2013 - 11:40am


The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is the world's largest and most successful annual charity drive, now in its 52nd year. In the video above, hear federal employees talk about why they contribute and what giving means to them. | Video courtesy of CFC 2013.

On Thursday, the Energy Department officially kicked off the 2013 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), encouraging employees to give what they can to make a difference in their communities.

CFC is the world's largest and most successful annual workplace charity campaign, raising millions of dollars each year. Voluntary pledges made by federal employees during the campaign season -- which began September 1 and has been extended through January 15 to make up for days lost during the government shutdown -- support more than 4,000 eligible non-profit organizations. CFC recipients provide health care, medical research, disaster relief, housing, youth development, animal rescue, environmental preservation and other essential services throughout the world and in scores of local communities. 

This year, the Energy Department’s CFC goal is to raise $1.4 million. Even small contributions go a long way toward reaching that goal.

CFC makes giving easy. Here’s how to give:

  1. Find approved charities that you believe in by using the CFC search tool or by downloading the 2013 Catalog of Caring.
  2. Find your office’s CFC reporting unit code.
  3. Follow the simple instructions on our How to Give page to designate a recurring payroll deduction, or make a one-time contribution by credit/debit card or electronic check via the CFC National Capital Area website.  

You can also contribute manually, by asking your office’s CFC point person for a paper pledge form.

No matter how you give, CFC is an easy way to support your favorite charities and make a difference in communities across the country this holiday season.

To learn more about the CFC at the Energy Department, visit our charitable giving page.