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CFC kicks off
Give a little, help a lot CFC kicks off
Staff Sgt. Brandy Cotton, 335th Training Squadron and 81st Training Wing combined federal campaign marketing representative, points out the signature line of a CFC pledge form to Brig. Gen. Bradley Spacy, 81st TRW commander, Sept. 6, 2012, in his office at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)
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Give a little, help a lot
CFC kicks off

Posted 9/5/2012   Updated 9/5/2012 Email story   Print story


by Senior Airman Eric Summers, Jr.
81st Training Wing Public Affairs

9/5/2012 - KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. -- An opportunity for government and federal employees to donate to more than 26,000 charities through the Combined Federal Campaign runs Sept. 4-28 here at Keesler.

There is a CFC kickoff event scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Bay Breeze Event Center where several charities will display information.

The CFC is an employee-focused campaign that participates with non-charitable organizations at local, regional, national and international levels, which are available at This year's fund-raising goal for Keesler is $150,000.

"It's the one opportunity for Federal employees to collaborate in support of a variety of charity locally, regional, national or international," said Capt. Benjamin Wright, CFC installation Project Officer for Keesler. Each us, in our own way, give money or donate time and the CFC is the opportunity to have a huge impact by joining all of our efforts.

The campaign's theme is "Give a little, Help a lot" and will begin with a kick-off event Sept. 5 from 8:30-11 a.m. at the Bay Breeze Event Center.

"In the time that we live in there are a lot of people in need," said Wright.

Wright said just giving a small donation to one organization can help a lot.

"By donating through CFC, you enable more funds to go to your selected charity than just what you donate," Wright said. "For example I may donate just $20 to one charity, but the CFC receives 1000s of dollars undesignated to any charity. The local federal coordination committee receives responsibilities and redistributes donations to any charity that had a donation. "

"So my $20 could benefit that charity with thousands more from the undesignated funds," Wright added.

People can contribute to the CFC by giving a cash donation, check, payroll deduction or a one-time credit card payment online.

For more information about the CFC or how to donate contact your unit project officer or key-worker, or visit to find charities and make donations

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