Your opportunity to give to your favorite charity through the Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas (CFC-O) begins 8 September. The CFC-O is the annual workplace giving campaign for the five overseas unified combatant commands.
In recent letters to CFC campaign workers and potential contributors, U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel stated, “In 2013, DoD CFC-O donors pledged nearly $11 million for those in need, including $500,000 for Family Support and Youth Programs, which enhance the quality of life programs in our overseas military communities.” He continued, “It is my hope that 2014 brings another successful campaign. Together, we can create change in the world, offering help and hope to those in need.”
Contributors are sure to find a cause they are passionate about among the more than 2,600 national and international charities in the CFC-O catalog. Additionally, for the first time, the Office of Personnel Management has authorized Universal Giving, which expands contributors’ giving options to pledge to any of the CFC local charities across the United States. The complete, searchable charity list is available online at cfcoverseas.org. Contributors also have the option to give to the overseas military community through the Family Support and Youth Program (FSYP) fund. FSYP donations are returned to overseas military installations and invested in quality of life programs for uniformed service members, Federal civilians and their families.
Pledging through the CFC-O gives those serving overseas a chance to extend their service and touch the lives of people in military communities, across the nation and around the world. Charities depend upon the generosity of CFC-O contributors to give help and hope to those in need, so make your pledge today.
The Defense Finance and Accounting Services (DFAS) myPay system offers contributors the opportunity to electronically pledge via payroll allotment. In addition, the CFC-O eGiving system allows contributors to complete a one-time or monthly recurring paperless contribution via credit card, debit card or transfer from a checking or savings account. Contributors can access their giving options at cfcoverseas.org
by clicking the “Donate” button.