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Postal Service Combined Federal Campaign event
Diane Saunders, a Corporate Communications executive administrative assistant, speaks to Lynn Bergfalk, president of City Gate, a Combined Federal Campaign member charity, during a recent event at USPS headquarters in Washington, DC.

There’s still time. It’s not too late to make a charitable donation during the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) season, which is underway through Jan. 11.

Go to the CFC online giving portal to choose from more than 8,000 charities that could use your time or money.

There are several new contribution options this year, including the ability to make multiple pledges and an option for federal retirees to make recurring pledges through deductions from retirement accounts.

Postal Service employees pledged $6.1 million through CFC last year. This year’s fundraising goal is $6.4 million.

The CFC Blue and LiteBlue pages have additional details, including contact information for national and local campaign managers.

In remembrance. Ray Chavez, the oldest known Pearl Harbor survivor, was buried Dec. 13. He died two weeks earlier at age 106.

Last year, USPS honored the Navy veteran by setting aside PO Box 105 at the Cardiff by the Sea, CA, Post Office, where well-wishers from across the nation mailed him birthday cards.

San Diego District employees also held a ceremony where Chavez was presented with a plaque, artwork from a 1991 stamp that commemorated the attack at Pearl Harbor, a giant birthday card signed by employees, and tributes from community leaders.

Postal Bulletin preview. The Postal Bulletin’s Dec. 20 edition highlights USPS products and services that allow customers to return holiday gifts to retailers.

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