• Combined Federal Campaign goes online

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  • Katie Peterson | Staff Writer
    The 2018 Heartland Combined Federal Campaign is underway and accepting donations through Dec. 14.
    The CFC is a 57-year-old campaign that has raised more than $8.3 billion for charitable organizations around the world, according to the official campaign website.
    “The mission of the CFC is to promote and support philanthropy through a program that is employee focused, cost-efficient and effective in providing all federal employees the opportunity to improve the quality of life for all,” according to opm.gov.
    Fort Leavenworth’s monetary goal for 2018 is $130,000, said Zach Stephens, special events manager for the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation.
    All donations can be made at cfcgiving.opm.gov.
    “OPM has improved their online giving system,” Stephens said. “This year it is a very straightforward process, so everyone should be able to easily make their contribution online.”
    Acceptable payment methods include one-time or recurring credit card payments, personal check or payroll deduction from each paycheck.
    All donators must include a specific organization to donate to, and donators also have the option to split donations between charities.
    Currently, there are more than 7,500 charities to choose from including three in Leavenworth, five in Kansas City, Kan., and 49 in Kansas City, Mo.
    If donators cannot financially contribute, volunteer options are available, too.
    Currently, there are 24 local volunteer options — two in Leavenworth, one in Kansas City, Kan., and 21 in Kansas City, Mo.
    To successfully donate, visit hearlandcfc.org, click on “Campaign Workers,” click on “Campaign Materials,” and find “Charity List.” When choosing a charity, take note of the five-digit code on the “charity list” to enter when putting in the donation, or the donation will not be processed.
    If donors do not want to process a payment online, visit heartlandcfc.org, click on “Campaign Workers,” click on “Campaign Materials,” and find “Pledge Form,” or pick up a form from Stephens in room 216 of the Resiliency Center, 600 Thomas Ave. All completed forms and pledge cards can be returned to Stephens.
    It is important to note that paper forms will be phased out in the upcoming years, Stephens said.
    For more information, call Stephens at 684-1674 or e-mail zachary.c.stephens2.naf@mail.mil.
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