Hawaii kicks off Pacific Combined Federal Campaign
The 2021 Combined Federal Campaign theme, you can be the face of change, encourages federal employees and retirees to join the CFC community and change the world together. (Photo Credit: Courtesy Image) VIEW ORIGINAL

WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii -- The 2021 Combined Federal Campaign, or CFC, the official workplace giving campaign of the federal government, kicked off today.

Overseen by the Office of Personnel Management, the mission of the CFC is to promote and support philanthropy through a program that is employee focused, cost-efficient, and effective in providing all federal employees and retirees the opportunity to improve the quality of life for all.

This year, the CFC celebrates its 60th anniversary. President Kennedy formalized the CFC with an Executive Order in 1961.

The campaign streamlined workplace fundraising and introduced payroll deduction. Since its inception, the CFC has raised more than $8.5 billion for charities and people in need.

In 2020, the federal community pledged nearly $83.6 million in monetary gifts and volunteer time for local, national, and international charities.

The Hawaii-Pacific area raised more than $1.5 million for local, national and international charities.

"Giving to the Combined Federal Campaign is about being a part of something bigger than ones self," said Nelson Martinez, U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii's CFC project officer. "Donating to the CFC either monetarily or with volunteer service is an easy, convenient and secure way of giving to the charity or charities near and dear to our hearts."

The 2021 campaign theme – you can be the face of change – encourages federal employees and retirees to join the CFC community and change the world together.

Throughout the campaign, community members can learn about different causes and other campaign news by monitoring U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii's website and social media platforms.

Building on the face of change concept first introduced in 2020, the campaign focuses on individual members of the federal community and incorporates storytelling to inspire donors to become changemakers through authentic, relatable giving testimonials.

Federal employees and retirees represent a strong, caring community through the CFC, dedicated to making a difference for those in need. A program of OPM, the CFC offers the federal community the opportunity to donate to thousands of participating charities.

Federal employees and retirees can start their donation at GiveCFC.org. Pledges must be made by Jan. 15, 2022.

For a full listing of local, national and international charities, visit the CFC website at https://cfc-hawaii.givecfc.org/.

Community members who have questions about the Combined Federal Campaign can talk to their unit or office's CFC rep, or can reach out to the garrison's CFC campaign manager at (808) 927-6609.