CFC drive going strong, still time to give
November 26, 2013
Army Contracting Command's participation in the 2013 Combined Federal Campaign is going strong, according to the headquarters leader of this year's fund drive.
Despite the financial strain of being furloughed twice this year, many ACC employees realized the importance of CFC and the need to give to a bigger cause, said Chris Linderg, ACC deputy chief of staff, Security and Intelligence G-2, and the ACC headquarters lead.
The mission of CFC is to promote and support philanthropy through a program that is employee focused, cost-efficient, and effective in providing all federal employees the opportunity to improve the quality of life for all, he explained. At its heart are convenience, favor and community.
As far as convenience goes, CFC comes to the federal employee. Key workers deliver the campaign brochures, pledge cards, incentive items and campaign materials to the donor. The donor can then give to CFC via cash or payroll deduction. Donors can give until January 15.
When it comes to favor, donors choose which charity receives the gift, he said. It is a way to celebrate one's beliefs quietly, to stand behind a message that perhaps otherwise might be unheard, he explained.
"Lastly, CFC is a great way to help our community," he said. "The non-profits listed in the charity brochure not only change the lives of their clients but also help to improve the overall community. Everyone wins. ACC employees and the community at large-- all benefit from a healthy community.
"There are many more reasons to participate in CFC. Regardless of your reason or reasons for giving, never forget that your gift does make a difference," he said. "Give if you can for others in greater need."
For more information about this year's program, contact Lindberg at 256-955-8243.