Federal employees and retirees: Let’s make #GivingTuesday 2019 a record year

Last year nearly $2.2 million in pledges were made on #GivingTuesday through the Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area (CFCNCA) for charities doing critical and lifesaving work locally, nationally, and internationally.  #GivingTuesday is an annual day of giving celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving.

This is an impressive demonstration of generosity.

This year, I am challenging federal employees and retirees to surpass this amount with the aim of reaching $2.4 million in pledges on #GivingTuesday, Dec. 3rd!

CFCNCA, the annual charitable giving program for federal workers and retirees in the Washington metropolitan area, is a longstanding tradition in our community. The campaign raises millions of dollars of much needed funding for charities each year—in 2018 alone more than $34.2 million and more than 56,000 volunteer hours were donated through the CFCNCA.

Over the years federal employees and retirees have donated generously to charities participating in the CFC. Charities and nonprofits have also helped federal employees and retirees in their times of need—whether that be through sponsoring activities to support our kids, helping us when we face a medical challenge, or providing assistance as we care for an aging parent.

As we enter the holiday giving season, I encourage you to think about the causes you are passionate about, whether that be Veterans, homelessness, educating youth, or curing cancer, and then make a pledge on #GivingTuesday through the CFCNCA at cfcnca.org. Federal employees and retirees are some of the most generous people, giving of their time and money, not only in their professional lives, but in their personal lives as well. I witness this year after year and am grateful and humbled to work alongside you all.

Let’s come together to help those in need, set a new record, and make this the best #GivingTuesday yet!

Federal employees and retirees located outside the CFCNCA can look up and donate to their local campaign at cfcgiving.opm.gov.

Vince Micone is Deputy Special Inspector General for Management, Office of the Special Inspector General, for the U.S. Department of the Treasury and Chairperson of the Local Federal Coordinating Committee that oversees the CFCNCA. cfcnca.org,

Reader comments

Wed, Nov 20, 2019

Corpoerate workplaces should try harder too. Federal employees do great. But a lot of other workplaces in America don't. A lot of billionaires. Jeff Bezos doesn't give much, for instance. Thinks his massive profits are better off spent on rockets to make a space colony or something. Come on, man. The rich CAN give more. Other workplaces and employees can give more too.

Fri, Nov 15, 2019

Do not withhold good from those to whOm it is due, when it is in your power to do it. - Proverbs 3:27 Not a bad idea.

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