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Employees show love to CFC charities

Chicago employees at CFC awareness event
USPS employees gather following the Chicago Network Distribution Center’s recent Combined Federal Campaign event. From left are Operations Industrial Engineer Mark Betman, Mail Handler Richard Blakely, Mail Flow Coordinator Michelle Jones and Administrative Assistant Lytieye House.

Postal Service employees in the Chicago area are doing their part to help the organization meet its Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) fundraising goals.

USPS wants to raise $6.4 million for the CFC this year, topping the 2017 total of $6.1 million.

The Chicago Network Distribution Center, part of Central Illinois District, recently hosted an event where representatives from several CFC charities spoke about their causes.

“This was a great opportunity for employees to shine and show some love to support the cause they care about,” said Michelle Jones, a mail flow controller who serves as the Forest Park, IL, facility’s CFC coordinator.

Operations Industrial Engineer Mark Betman pledged to support his favorite causes before attending the event.

“It’s cool to see all the charities come together and employees give from the heart,” Betman said.

The CFC is the federal government’s annual workplace giving effort.

The Postal Service offers Blue and LiteBlue pages where employees can learn more about contributing to the campaign, which is underway through Jan. 11.

Kathleen Harper, a human resources program and policy analyst who oversees the Postal Service’s CFC efforts, praised the enthusiasm shown by USPS workers in the Chicago area and across the nation.

“I’m proud of Postal Service employees like those in the Chicago area, who demonstrate the power of our postal community to step up to the challenge and make this year’s campaign a success,” she said.

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