Texas Gulf Coast kicks off 51st annual Combined Federal Campaign
HOUSTON — Thursday, the Texas Gulf Coast Combined Federal Campaign region will kick off its fundraising season.
Twenty-three counties make up the Texas Gulf Coast region of the nationwide Combined Federal Campaign, a workplace charity fundraising program.
Each year since its creation in 1961, military personnel as well as postal and federal civilian employees donate millions of dollars in support of non-profit organizations that provide health and human service benefits throughout the world, culminating in more than $7 billion of funding for charitable exploits.
During the past five years, the Texas Gulf Coast CFC region has put forth over $14.3 million to help those in need. Though it may seem a staggering figure to one individual, this amount was the result of the joint efforts of numerous organizations offering gifts of varying amounts. In a letter offering his full support of and appreciation for CFC, the director of the Office of Personnel Management, John Berry, recognized the significance of each contribution, "all gifts — large and small — are important."
The Texas Gulf Coast CFC website will be updated with tools and information specifically relevant to the 2012 campaign. Donors will have access to lists of charities involved and will be able to choose how much they give and to whom. Participating agencies will provide employees with the opportunity to donate via payroll deduction, personal check, or, in some cases, online. The campaign will last until December 15.