Get Ready to Show Some Love
The Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas (CFC-O), the annual workplace giving campaign for the five overseas combatant commands, will kick off on 3 October. The campaign provides uniformed and civilian Department of Defense (DOD) personnel serving overseas the opportunity to extend their service by supporting charitable causes of their choice.
The theme of the 2016 CFC-O is Show Some Love. The campaign allows contributors to show some love by supporting life-changing programs in military communities, at home and abroad. Contributors 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.
Furthermore, contributors can support programs back home through the “CFC All-Around Giving” program, which allows contributors to pledge to any of the CFC local charities across the United States. The complete, searchable charity list is available on the website.
By contributing to one or more CFC-supported charity, you will touch the lives of those most vulnerable. Here are just a few of the ways your donation can make a difference:
- $10 provides a month’s supply of clean drinking water.
- $25 provides a backpack and school supplies in South Sudan.
- $50 gives emergency medical supplies in the days following a natural disaster.
- $80 provides refugee children with a safe place to play.
Charities depend upon the generosity of contributors to give help and hope to those in need, so please Show Some Love during the 2016 CFC-O and give generously to your favorite charities.