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Team Schriever kicks off CFC

50th Space Wing Public Affairs

Team Schriever kicks off its Combined Federal Campaign 10 a.m. Oct. 5 at the main fitness center gym.

The mission of the CFC is to promote and support philanthropy through a program that is employee focused, cost-efficient and effective in providing all federal employees the opportunity to improve the quality of life for all. The theme this year is “Get Your Give ON-Line,” and it aims to focus on encouraging Schriever personnel to donate online.

“The Combined Federal Campaign is a great opportunity for Team Schriever to give back to the community and in a way, say thank you for their support,” said Capt. Lorraine Sult, 50th Space Wing Civil Law chief and Schriever installation project officer. “Within CFC, base personnel may give donations to any charity organizations they want. There are local, national and international charities that really need their help.”

During the campaign’s kickoff, Team Schriever will host various Pikes Peak regional charities for a charity open house. Representatives will have booths to provide information about their respective organizations. They will be available to answer any questions and showcase how they use donations, including those through CFC.

“It is a great way to interact with the various charity organizations representatives,” said Tech. Sgt. Sarah Law, 50 SW ground safety manager and IPO. “We want Team Schriever to know what these organizations are all about and show them what their potential donations can do. It really puts a face to an organization.”

The kickoff will also feature a pie-your-commander contest, where Schriever personnel have the opportunity to throw a pie at their commander for a donation.

“This is going to be fun,” Law said. “This shows that leadership really cares about CFC. They want to be there and interact with their personnel.”

Organizers will also hold a chili cook-off competition to determine the best chili in Schriever. All participants may taste and judge the competition for free.

“We are encouraging people to bring their home-cooked chili,” Sult said. “If you think your chili is the best, then prove it in the kickoff.”

Additionally, a silent auction will be available. Participants may bid for gift cards and more. All proceeds from this event will go to the campaign.

“We are inviting everyone to come and participate in the kickoff,” Sult said. “We want you to have fun with your leadership while also learning about charity organizations.”

CFC is the world’s largest and most successful annual workplace charity campaign, with more than 200 CFC campaigns throughout the country and internationally to help to raise millions of dollars each year, according to the campaign’s website. Pledges made by Federal civilian, postal and military donors during the campaign season support eligible non-profit organizations that provide health and human service benefits around the world.

For more information, call Sult at 567-5050, Law at 567-2848 or Staff Sgt. Julius Delos Reyes at 567-5040

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