Armed Forces News

The 2004-2005 Combined Federal Campaign began Sept. 1 in the continental United States and runs through Dec. 15. Overseas, the campaign runs Oct. 1 through Dec. 15. Exact dates and campaign goals are established in each geographic area by the local federal coordinating committee. This annual fall fund-raising drive allows nearly 4 million federal employees to contribute to thousands of local and national nonprofit organizations. Last year, federal workers donated nearly $250 million during the campaign. On average, one in four federal employees or their family members will benefit from the CFC charities this year alone, according to officials. Donors may fill out a pledge card to designate the charity or charities to receive their money. Contributions can be in cash, check or by payroll deduction. The CFC Web site at more information.