By Airman 1st Class Jonathan Whitely | Peterson-Schriever Garrison Public Affairs
SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — Delta 8 leadership is encouraging Airmen and Guardians to participate in the “season of giving” and continue to donate to the Combined Federal Campaign before it ends Jan. 15, 2021.
“Donating to the Combined Federal Campaign is a great way for service members to give back to the community,” said Col. Matthew Holston, Delta 8 commander. “I encourage everyone to consider giving. No matter what causes you cherish, you can find CFC-participating charities that are meaningful to you.”
The CFC is the world’s largest annual workplace charity campaign, with almost 200 CFC campaigns throughout the country and overseas raising millions of dollars each year, according to their website.
Although the physical collection of donations ended Dec. 18, Airmen and Guardians can still donate online through the CFC website until Jan. 15.
Holston, who has donated to the CFC throughout the last 15 years, is donating to the American Heart Association this year in honor of his father who passed unexpectedly from a heart attack recently.
“He was one of my biggest inspirations and my hero,” Holston said when speaking about his father, a retired Air Force master sergeant. “He was always supportive of me and pushed me to be a better version of myself.”
According to their website, the CFC is regarded as one of the most inclusive workplace giving campaigns, with more than 20,000 participating nonprofit charitable organizations worldwide.
“The great thing about the CFC is that you can choose who to donate to and how to donate to them,” said Lt. Col. Jason Powell, Delta 8 deputy commander. “You can donate a lump sum or you can automatically deduct a part of your paycheck to go directly to that charity. There’s no minimum or maximum donation size either.”
Participants can also donate more than money as this is the first year the CFC accepts volunteer time to count as a donation.
“Our teammates can donate money to support their favorite charities as they have in the past or they can donate their time,” Holston said. “This is a great way for members of our team who are looking for alternate means to participate to get involved.”
To donate to the CFC, visit https://cfcgiving.opm.gov/welcome.