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60th annual giving campaign begins

USPS aims to raise $6.9 million for charities during the latest Combined Federal Campaign.

On Sept. 1, the Combined Federal Campaign, the federal government’s annual workplace charity drive, kicked off its 60th year of giving.

All Postal Service workers, contractors and retirees can participate.

Also known as the CFC, the campaign allows individuals to contribute to thousands of charitable organizations, here and around the globe. Pledges are accepted online, on paper or via mobile app.

Since it began in 1961, the campaign has raised more than $8.5 billion for its causes.

This year’s goal for the Postal Service is $6.9 million. Most donations are monetary, but volunteer work can also be pledged and will count toward the USPS total.

“Through the CFC, members of the federal family demonstrate that our commitment to public service extends far beyond the workplace,” Kathleen McGettigan, acting head of the Office of Personnel Management, wrote when announcing the 2021 campaign.

The online CFC Donor Pledging System has more information about the campaign, along with a gateway page that will allow participants to easily access their local CFC website. For those who prefer not to donate electronically, paper pledge forms will be made available.

This year, the CFC Giving mobile app has been updated to allow full payroll deduction options.

Employees with questions can email the Postal Service’s CFC team.

The 2021 Combined Federal Campaign runs through Jan. 15, 2022.