The Washington, D.C. metro area’s Combined Federal Campaign came tantalizingly close to meeting its 2018 charity fundraising goal, but then came the longest government shutdown in history.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the Office of Personnel Management says its starting this year’s combined federal campaign with more upgrades to the online donation system.
Giving Tuesday gives everyone the chance to be a philanthropist. Blue Cross-Blue Shield joins with FEEA to promote more assistance for federal employees.
President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama helped sort donated gifts on Wednesday at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling as part of the Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots campaign.
June 1 marks the start of the sixth annual Feds Feed Families event where federal employees donate food items and their time to help the hungry. Last year’s drive netted 9 million pounds of donated food.
Doug Keeler, national program manager of Feds Feed Families, says he’s not surprised federal employees continue to donate food, even with sequestration and furloughs. Since 2009, the campaign has collected more than 15 million pounds of food, and it’s striving for a goal of 25 million by Aug. 28.
The Computers for Learning Program lets the agency donate surplus government equipment to schools that need it.