Helmet drive kicks of this year's 107th CFC fund raising efforts
By Staff Sgt. Peter Dean, 107th Airlift Wing
/ Published October 19, 2010
Niagara Falls, NY -- In the early morning hours on Sunday of October's UTA, 107th Security Forces Squadron members strategically set up on-base road blocks, welcoming unit members to dig deep and contribute what they could to kick-off this year's Combined Federal Campaign. And dig deep they did, in just a few short hours their efforts were rewarded, raising more than $800, giving the campaign a stellar start.
The CFC is the world's largest and most successful annual work place charity campaign. More than 300 CFC campaigns throughout the country and the world raise hundreds of millions of dollars each year. Contributions made by federal, postal and military workers support thousands of local, national and worldly eligible not-for-profit organizations. Each year between September 1st and December 15th workers are asked to make a onetime donation or an ongoing payroll deduction to be distributed to the charity or charities of their choice.
The CFC was established by a Presidential Executive Order signed by President John F. Kennedy in 1961, and continues to be the largest and most successful workplace fundraising model in the world.
In keeping with holiday gift giving spirit, the 107th plans to continue a variety of fund raising events throughout the 2010 CFC season. Additionally through other fund raisers, 107th members will continue to support the Niagara Falls City Mission, a homeless center with food, clothing and monetary donations. Also during November's UTA members will have the opportunity to contribute to feed a family, where members fund an item that is typically found on the Thanksgiving dinner table, for example a turkey, mash potatoes, or an apple pie. Once assembled into complete holiday meals they are distributed to local under privileged families to enjoy.