CFC-O Announces Fundraising Goal of $15.7 Million to Help People and Communities in Need
Alexandria, VA (October 4, 2010) - The Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas (CFC-O), the annual giving drive for the Department of Defense, announced a $15.7 million campaign goal today. The campaign kicks off on 4 October and continues through 3 December 2010 in all five overseas combatant commands. During the campaign season, uniformed and civilian personnel can contribute to help people in need in military communities, across the nation and around the world.
"Uniformed and civilian personnel are seeing the need every day through their service to our nation," said Renée S. Acosta, President and CEO, Global Impact, PCFO for the CFC-O. "Due to their generosity, last year's campaign provided more than $15.6 million to support the important work of charities around the world. This year, our goal is to raise $15.7 million because the needs are greater than ever."
The campaign features more than 2,300 charities from which contributors can choose a cause that matches their individual passion. The CFC-O offers contributors the opportunity to give using the traditional paper Pledge Card or through e-Giving at www.cfcoverseas.org. Contributors who are interested in supporting their local overseas military communities can make a contribution to the Family Support and Youth Programs (FSYP). Donations to FSYP are returned to the installation to support quality of life programs for overseas service members and their families.
To make a donation, DoD uniformed and civilian personnel should go to www.cfcoverseas.org and find a charity they are passionate about supporting.
About Global Impact
Global Impact raises funds to meet critical humanitarian needs around the world. The organization funds more than 70 U.S.-based international charities through innovative partnerships and employee giving programs, and provides solutions to meet the unique giving needs of organizations and donors. In addition, Global Impact distributes charitable donations for some of America’s top corporations and administers one of the world’s largest workplace giving campaigns, the Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas. Since 1956, Global Impact has generated more than $1.5 billion to assure help for the world’s most vulnerable people.