This years Combined Federal Campaign is off to a great start Published Oct. 27, 2008 By Senior Airman Peter Dean 107th Airlift Wing Niagara Falls, NY -- Thanks to the generosity of the 107th unit members on Oct. 19, the Helmet Drive raised more than $800. The money raised will be divided equally among the top five local charities. According to Master Sgt. Mark Hajduk, Helmet Drive Leader, this selection is based on the choices made by 107th full time AGR and technicians that contribute through payroll deductions. The CFC is an annual fundraising drive that started in 1961 by President Kennedy, since then the CFC has evolved into the leading workplace donation program. Last year thousands of local and national not-for-profit charities shared the more than $273 million raised. By giving through the CFC more of your donation trickles down to the charity of your choice. The CFC has one of the lowest administrative costs in the business; more than 90 percent of each dollar reaches its intended recipient. "Historically, the 107th has been generous both to our members and to our community," said Lt. Col. Barry H. Griffith, Deputy Commander, 107th Mission Support Group. "Please continue this legacy of generosity by completing your form and supporting this worthwhile cause," he said.