In a new video, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and leaders of postal unions and management associations highlight the importance of the Combined Federal Campaign, which celebrates its 60th anniversary this year.
The campaign, also known as the CFC, represents thousands of charities under one umbrella. It began Sept. 1 and concludes Jan. 15, 2022.
This year’s theme is “You Can Be the Face of Change.” DeJoy says that “there’s no better time for that change than now” after this year of exceptional hardship.
As the video notes, the Postal Service is regularly among the campaign’s top 10 contributors.
Last year, USPS employees donated nearly $4.6 million and racked up 5,000 volunteer hours. The goal this year, its diamond jubilee, is $6.9 million.
With a 645,000-strong workforce, if everyone gives just $26 per year — or $1 a paycheck — USPS can raise $16 million.
To contribute, sign up at givecfc.org, download the CFC Giving app or fill out a paper form. Donations can be made as monthly gifts, one-time pledges or via payroll deduction.
For those who choose payroll deduction, contributions will start in January. You can cancel at any time, for any reason.
In addition to DeJoy, the video also features comments from:
• Ivan Butts, president of the National Association of Postal Supervisors;
• Mark Dimondstein, president of the American Postal Workers Union;
• Daniel Heins, president of United Postmasters and Managers of America;
• Paul Hogrogian, president of the National Postal Mail Handlers Union;
• Fredric Rolando, president of the National Association of Letter Carriers; and
• Ronnie Stutts, president of the National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association.
The CFC is one of the largest workplace giving campaigns in the world. Since 1961, it has raised $8.5 billion for its many causes.
The online CFC Donor Pledging System has more information about the campaign, along with a gateway page that allows participants to easily access their local CFC website. For those who prefer not to donate electronically, paper pledge forms will be made available.
This year, the CFC Giving mobile app has been updated to allow full payroll deduction options.