Singapore Military Community Gives Back With Combined Federal Campaign

Story Number: NNS171013-03Release Date: 10/13/2017 8:13:00 AM
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By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joshua Fulton

SINGAPORE (NNS) -- The U.S. military community in Singapore will join federal organizations around the world in participating in the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), Oct. 16-Dec. 15.

The CFC, the official workplace giving program for U.S. government organizations, promotes charitable giving through a voluntary donation program that connects federal and military employees with thousands of vetted charities around the world.

"The CFC gives service members an opportunity to give back to an organization that they have a personal connection with," said Chief Religious Programs Specialist Michael Caldera, Singapore Region CFC coordinator. "It simplifies and streamlines the process of philanthropy and helps people find causes that connect with them."

The CFC is the world's largest annual workplace charity campaign. Throughout the campaign's 56 year history, more than $8 billion in charitable donations have been pledged in support of eligible non-profit organizations that provide health and human service benefits throughout the world.

Representatives at each department and tenant command of Commander, Logistics Group Western Pacific; Singapore Area Coordinator; Destroyer Squadron 7; and the U.S. Embassy in Singapore will provide federal employees with brochures, pledge cards and additional information regarding the campaign to all potential donors during the campaign.

"We want to build off the past success we have had with previous CFCs here in Singapore," said Caldera. "Our goal is to have a 100 percent contact rate with eligible donors to ensure that everyone knows that our donations can make a huge impact on these organizations, as every dollar donated helps a worthy cause."

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