Showing love

Woodstock, VA, Retail Associate Gail Vasta is featured in a promotional image for this year’s Combined Federal Campaign.

The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), the world’s largest annual charity drive, kicked off Sept. 1.

The CFC allows federal employees to donate to more than 18,000 nonprofit organizations through payroll deductions or one-time cash or check donations.

This year’s theme is “Show Some Love” — something more than 68,000 USPS employees did last year through their contributions.

“While a successful campaign is an accomplishment for us, it means much more to those in need,” said Finance and Planning VP Luke Grossmann, who is serving as this year’s CFC vice chairperson at the Postal Service’s headquarters in Washington, DC.

Employees are encouraged to support the causes that affect them by giving to one of the many participating charities.

“Whether you are passionate about veterans’ services, disaster relief, cancer research or animal rights, the CFC has a charity that could use your help,” said Grossmann. “Your commitment, as we work together, will ensure this year’s campaign achieves the best results ever.”

The CFC has raised more than $8 billion since it began in 1961 — including $177 million in 2015 alone.

Employees can contribute through Dec. 15.

The CFC site has more information, and local representatives will share additional details throughout the campaign.