Giving Tuesday, a single-day charity drive held annually on the fifth day after Thanksgiving, is Dec. 3.
Postal Service employees can participate by donating to the Combined Federal Campaign, the federal government’s workplace charity effort.
Giving Tuesday was created in 2012 to encourage people from around the world to come together and do good deeds to help others.
“The movement raises support for causes people believe in, in the form of donations of money, food and clothing, volunteer time and acts of kindness,” said Kathleen Harper, a human resources program and policy analyst who oversees the Postal Service’s CFC efforts.
USPS employees raised more than $161,340 on Giving Tuesday last year through donations to charities participating in the CFC.
“I anticipate that on Dec. 3, employees will make an even bigger positive impact,” Harper said.
Postal Service workers have already pledged almost $1.75 million during the CFC’s current cycle, surpassing the amount donated at the same midpoint during the previous cycle.
Employees have also shared stories of being helped by organizations that participate in the campaign.
The Postal Service’s goal for the current CFC cycle, which ends Jan. 12, 2020, is $8.3 million. Employees can donate to participating charities by using the online donation system or with a paper pledge form.