One week. That's all that remains before the 2010 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) ends.
The CFC is the annual federal employee giving program, the largest workplace charity effort in America. This year, federal employees have--once again--been very generous, but we can still do more. If you work for the federal government and have not yet contributed, please consider the CFC this week.
Contributing at the cfcnca.org site is easy
As the deadline for this year's campaign approaches, I am proud that the Department of Transportation has raised over $1.48 million. This will go a long way toward helping people around the United States.
DOT has reached 99% of our goal, and we are about $15,000 away from getting there. But we can't do it without a heroic week. Whether you were busy during the holiday season, or just have a habit of waiting until the last minute to make your donation, there is still time, and your contribution is needed more than ever.
The last day for online CFC contributions is next Monday, January 17. While you are no longer able to donate through Employee Express, it is still quick and easy to donate through the CFCNCA website. You can also fill out a paper CFC Pledge Form.
And, if you work at DOT, be sure to check out the silent auction now on our intranet; it is truly the main event of this final week.
Some of the unique items being auctioned off are a genuine collector's edition copy of the Elvis Presley Family Cookbook, lunchtime guitar lessons with an award-winning musician and songwriter, a tour of the LEED-certified DOT green roof, and a weeklong stay in a condo in the Canadian Rockies. And, just in time for the upcoming movie, we also have a vintage 1974 issue of Marvel Comics "Thor" for those of you who are collectors.
All of the auction items and instructions for placing your bid are featured on the DOT intranet, so be sure to take a look and get your bid in! The auction is open only to DOT-ers, so your chances of winning are high.
Our DOT professionals never cease to come up with creative ways to raise money, many of which seem to center on food. The Office of the Executive Secretariat and the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) had a contest to see which office would reach 100% employee participation first. Since both offices quickly met that goal, they declared the contest a tie and celebrated together with a special cake.
“OSDBU had record CFC participation this year," said Director Brandon Neal, "and the Executive Secretariat matched that effort. We thought it would be only fair for both offices to share the victory cake.”
I am confident that DOT and other federal agencies will meet our Combined Federal Campaign goals this week. But we can't do it without you.
So please make your donation today. Just one minute of your time will go a long way toward making a difference in communities across America.