News: CFC-O holds check presentation ceremony
CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait – The 2012 Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas held a mid-season fundraising ceremony and check presentation at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Oct. 19, 2012.
Renne Acosta, president and CEO of Global Impact (the organization that administers the CFC-O), as well as, Brig. Gen. Charles L. Taylor, Third Army/ARCENT chief of staff, handed out checks to unit representatives.
“The reason we're all out here today is to celebrate,” said Taylor. “We're out here to celebrate the opportunity to give and that giving is something that's been going on for over sixty years for the Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas.”
Nine units, which raised an estimated gross of $250,000, received checks from the Family Support and Youth Programs, part of the CFC-O that totaled an estimated $14,000.
In the past, FSYP gifts enabled overseas locations to offer free or reduced-cost programs so that the entire cost of special activities is not passed on to those serving our country and their Families.
“Everyone has the commitment to be sure that everyone has the opportunity to give,” said Acosta. “We know that people give because they're asked, so when you're asked, please give generously.”
The CFC-O fundraising season, which began Sept. 17, will continue through the end of November.
“Now that we are at the halfway point, we must remember that we have all been in a position of need and how important a helping hand is during those moments,” said Taylor.
In 2011 the campaign raised nearly $14.3 million for over 2,500 charitable organizations, according to the CFC-O website.
The CFC-O is the only authorized solicitation of Department of Defense uniformed service members and civilian employees stationed abroad on behalf of approved charitable organizations. The CFC-O spans the globe to include the five overseas unified combatant commands.
Date Posted:10.20.2012 07:24
Location:CAMP ARIFJAN, KW
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