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News | Nov. 18, 2022

DLA employees in national capital area 27% toward CFC goal

By Beth Reece

Defense Logistics Agency employees in the national capital area are almost 27% toward reaching their 2022 Combined Federal Campaign goal of $300,000. By Nov. 15, employees had pledged just over $80,510 with eight weeks remaining in what’s regarded as the world’s largest workplace charity campaign.

“When people contribute to these organizations it allows charities to aid people that may be less fortunate. We never know when we may be on the receiving end and need help ourselves,” said Kendria Evans, DLA CFC campaign manager and staff support analyst for DLA Human Resources.

DLA Information Operations and DLA Logistics Operations are leading donations with $10,560 and $10,120 respectively. The director’s staff is in third place with $5,790. DLA has 2,302 potential donors in the NCA, but so far only 55 have donated.

CFC gives employees access to over 20,000 nonprofit charitable organizations throughout the world. Evans said she’s promoting one-time donations this year to target those who might not feel comfortable committing to regular payroll deductions.

“Even if someone donates just $5, that $5 can go a long way,” she said.

Keyworkers and coordinators are planning events to help employees learn more about CFC charities and inspire them to give. A Charity Fair is scheduled for Nov. 29 in the McNamara Headquarters Complex cafeteria. It will include at least half a dozen charities and a raffle for a gift basket. Other events will be announced through HQC Messenger.                     

This is Evans’ first-time leading CFC. Her favorite charities include the March of Dimes and those that assist mothers of premature babies.

DLA Director Navy Vice Adm. Michelle Skubic said DLA employees have a generous spirit of giving during the Oct. 27 kickoff.

“The act of giving is a hallmark of our society and our nation. Whether your donation goes to help your local community or a worldwide cause, you are creating positive, meaningful change for others,” she said.

Donors can support causes ranging from homeless veterans and endangered species to cancer research. Since it began in 1961, federal employees have raised over $8.6 billion for 8,000 charities.

Employees can donate by credit card or payroll deduction on a one-time or recurring basis at givecfc.org or the CFC Giving Mobile App on their cell phone. Both options are secure and allow users to search for specific charities or view a list of organizations that support specific categories by location. A hand icon appears next to charities needing volunteers.

Each week throughout the campaign will be dedicated to raising awareness for causes like ending hunger, environmental protection and human rights. For more information about donating, contact a keyworker or coordinator.