HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – You can Give Happy through the combined federal campaign program, one of the world's largest and most successful annual workplace charity campaigns.
This year’s CFC kick-off event, hosted by 75th Air Base Wing Commander Col. Jeffrey Holland, begins at 11 a.m. Nov. 16 at the Warrior Fitness Center, just before the Turkey Trot, a free 5K run or 1.5 mile walk around the Duck Pond route.
“We are so excited to present this year’s CFC campaign kick-off and Turkey Trot event because it goes right along with the Give Happy theme,” said 1st Lt. Sable Hanley, co-installation project officer for this year’s campaign. “CFC pledges make a real and meaningful difference to countless people throughout our state, our nation, and the world.”
For more than 60 years, members of the Federal community have contributed to charities through the CFC, giving nearly $8.7 billion to help those in need.
The CFC includes many worthy causes, including disaster relief, education, ending poverty, animal welfare, military support, children and family services, human rights, environmental protection, mental wellness, medical research and community improvement, just to name a few.
“Choosing to support a charitable cause is a personal decision,” Hanley said. “The CFC website provides all the information you need so you can make an informed decision on where you decide to contribute.
After you make one or more choices, there are four easy ways to give to the CFC including the CFC giving app, online giving system, text-to-donate and paper pledge forms.
You can also pledge volunteer hours to many charities as an individual or as a group.
“A little goes a long way,” Hanley said. “If we all pledge a little, it can add up to a lot of good being done for our community and beyond.”
For example, a simple $5 monthly donation would add to a $60 annual contribution. If everyone at Hill did that, the total would top more than $1.6 million.
“By choosing to give monetarily or by volunteering our time, everyone at Hill can Give Happy,” Hanley said. “Thank you in advance to everyone who will contribute to this year’s CFC campaign.”
For more information or instructions on giving to the CFC, visit their website at giveCFC.org.