The Combined Federal Campaign, the world’s largest annual charity drive, is reminding federal employees that GivingTuesday is Nov. 28.
The campaign, also known as the CFC, is urging employees to seize the day and “Give Happy” to one or more of the thousands of charities under its umbrella.
The observance of GivingTuesday started in 2012 in New York City as a pro-social complement to Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It is now a global movement dedicated to charitable giving and “radical generosity.”
An estimated $3 billion is expected to be pledged to charities worldwide on GivingTuesday.
The CFC partnered early with GivingTuesday, and federal employees have historically turned it into the biggest giving day of the campaign.
The online CFC Donor Pledging System provides a gateway page for participants to easily access their local CFC website. Paper pledge forms are also available for those who do not wish to donate electronically.
The Postal Service’s goal for the CFC this year is $5 million. USPS is regularly one of the campaign’s top 10 fundraisers.
Most donations are monetary, but volunteer work can also be pledged and will count toward the USPS total.
Employees with questions can email the Postal Service’s CFC team.