Submitted by: Global Impact
Posted: Sep 08, 2010 – 10:30 AM EST
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sep. 08 /CSRwire/ - The Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area (CFCNCA) officially kicked off today with a Leadership Conference for more than 600 Federal government employees at the Marriott Renaissance Hotel in Washington, D.C.
Campaign leaders announced the 2010 goal of $67 million to help people and communities in need. Last year, the CFCNCA community of nearly 150,000 civilian, military and postal employees raised a record-breaking $66.5 million for participating charities.
The campaign, which runs from September 1 to December 15, supports participating local, national and international charities. More than 4,000 approved charities are in the 2010 CFCNCA and can be found in a searchable database at www.cfcnca.org or in the printed 2010 Catalog of Caring.
Representatives from a broad spectrum of Federal government agencies and participating charities spoke today at the Leadership Conference sharing stories of inspiration made possible by the CFCNCA. Additionally, campaign volunteers engaged in training sessions to learn how to run a successful campaign at their own departments and agencies.
"Through the CFCNCA, each of us has the power to make a difference and give to the people and causes that need our help," said Linda Jacobs Washington, Chair of the Local Federal Coordinating Committee and Senior Policy Advisor, Community Initiatives, Department of Transportation and keynote speaker at the Leadership Conference. "Every donation, no matter the amount, makes a difference."
Here are a few ways that donations can directly impact people's lives:
Testimonials of those directly impacted by the CFCNCA can be found at: www.cfcnca.org/personal_stories.
To make a donation, Federal employees should go to www.cfcnca.org and find a charity they are passionate about supporting.
About the Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area
The Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area (CFCNCA), managed by Global Impact, is the only authorized workplace charitable giving drive for employees in the Federal workplace. CFCNCA is the local campaign for Federal employees in the Washington Metropolitan Area and is the largest workplace giving campaign in the world. Established by Executive Order in 1961, it continues to be the most successful workplace fundraising model in the world. Over the years, the CFC has become a powerful way to help neighbors in need around the corner, across the nation and throughout the world. For more information, visit www.cfcnca.org.
About Global Impact
Global Impact raises funds to address critical needs throughout the world. Since 1956, Global Impact has generated more than $1.2 billion for thousands of charitable organizations to assure help for people and communities in need. In addition to supporting international relief and development programs, Global Impact strategically manages two of the world's largest workplace giving programs: the Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area and the Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas. Global Impact is proud to hold the Charity Navigator Four-Star Rating and the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance Charity Seal. For more information, visit www.charity.org.
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