A call to feds: Please join in and participate on Giving Tuesday!

Federal employees have always been generous in the longtime tradition of the annual Combined Federal Campaign—and, for many, the highlight is Giving Tuesday!

What is giving Tuesday? It’s the first Tuesday of December—this year, Dec. 3—when those that have provide help to those that need it the most, across a wide range of charities and worthy organizations.

“Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world on December 3, 2019—and every day,” as the umbrella organization’s website declares.

But the event can also be described even more pointedly …

“#GivingTuesday has become a global movement of giving back and encouraging philanthropy,” as the Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area explains on its website. “It began in 2012 as a charitable response to the consumerism of the post-Thanksgiving season in Black Friday and Cyber Monday.”

“Since 2012, more than $1 billion has been raised on #GivingTuesday alone to support charitable causes,” the site says. “Last year, [CFCNA] saw generous donations from federal employees amounting to over $2.2 million.”

So, feds and managers and everyone in the federal community—now is a great time to be part of a mighty wave of generous gifts of funds and volunteer time, and thoughtful use of these, to help those in need in your community and the wider world.  Go to this online portal—and look around until you find a CFC-approved charity you feel strongly about, and give.

 



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