JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii -- The Air Force kicked off this year's Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) in the Hawaii-Pacific zone as the lead agency October 5, 2020.
The CFC is the world's largest and most successful charity operation supporting non-profit organizations that provide health and human service benefits throughout the world. In Hawaii, the campaign raised over $1.5M and federal employees volunteered 2,813 hours in 2019, helping those in need locally and globally. This year, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, members can give to organizations that they believe need the most help.
“As the world fights COVID-19, our charities locally and nationally need our assistance now more than ever. Non-profit organizations face increased demand for their services responding to the needs of COVID-19 victims, but they struggle with reduced resources due to limited donations and canceled fundraising events,” said Lt. Gen. Jon Thomas, Pacific Air Forces deputy commander and 2020 CFC chairman. “This year, your participation is even more important than ever.”
The 2020 CFC season runs from Oct. 5 through Jan. 15. Each week is dedicated to a different cause, from human rights to animal welfare and more.
“Although this year has been tough for many families and charities, I’m excited and hopeful for this year’s CFC campaign,” said Lt. Col. Jackie Kim, CFC Hawaii-Pacific’s regional campaign manager. “The federal community remains strong and I know many of us are truly grateful. Together, the CFC will be a wonderful opportunity to Show Some Love and Be the Face of Change.”
Current federal civilian and active duty military employees may make contributions using payroll deduction or by electronic means, including credit, debit cards and e-checks, as approved by the Director of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). Contractor personnel, credit union employees and other persons present on federal premises, as well as retired federal employees, may make single contributions to the CFC by electronic means, including credit cards, as approved by the director. Federal employees can make monetary pledges by going to the website below.