Federal employees and retirees: Giving together on Giving Tuesday is a present for those in need
- By Vince Micone, Ann Van Houten
- Nov 20, 2020
The holiday season is upon us, and it is a perfect time to reflect on everything we, as Federal employees, are grateful for: family, friends, good health, and the honor serving the American people. Many of us are fortunate and grateful for that every day.
But there are those in our local communities who need help. As we celebrate the holidays, let us remember their faces: a Veteran seeking shelter, a family friend facing cancer, a child waiting for their next warm meal, or a neighbor living alone.
For #GivingTuesday on December 1, the world’s historically most charitable day of the year, we invite all Federal employees and retirees to come together, and Be the Face of Change by supporting CFC charities at GiveCFC.org. Your contribution drives their success.
Through the Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area (CFCNCA), you can find thousands of charities representing causes important to you: children, animal welfare, healthcare, disaster relief and many more.
Federal employees and retirees pledged millions of dollars through the CFCNCA for each #GivingTuesday in recent memory. We hope for the same enthusiasm this year because the need is great. Our joint success depends on you. Already we have raised over $10 million in the 2020 CFCNCA this year. Thank you for making this happen. If you have not had the opportunity to give this year, Be the Face of Change and help us meet or beat our $30 million goal for the 2020 campaign.
These weeks of the campaign are critical. Hundreds of charities in the National Capital Area rely on your donations to provide quality programs; many have credited 2019 CFC gifts as the reason they were prepared to help countless beneficiaries during the pandemic and shift to a virtual world.
Federal employees and retirees looking to get more involved within their community can look to CFC charities for virtual volunteer opportunities, and lend their professional skills and talents. Here in the NCA, charities need help:
- Balancing their budget books;
- Sending care packages to deployed military members;
- Putting together hygiene kits for homeless persons;
- Reviewing legal contracts;
- Tutoring children after school hours.
When we come together to Show Some Love, wherever we are, anything is possible. We are so proud to lead a Federal community dedicated to serving our nation. It is more important than ever to donate on #GivingTuesday at GiveCFC.org and ensure our CFC charities can fulfill their missions.
On December 1, we look forward to coming together with you to serve others by giving together to support charities that help those in need at #GivingTuesday.
Vince Micone is the Principal Deputy Special Inspector General, Office of the Special Inspector General for the TARP, and Co-Chairperson of the Local Federal Coordinating Committee that oversees the CFCNCA.
Ann Van Houten is the Director of Acquisition Policy and Oversight for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Co-Chairperson of the Local Federal Coordinating Committee that oversees the CFCNCA.