‘Give Back’ during 2010 CFC

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  • By Master Sgt. Jamie Schuster, 49th Maintenance Squadron
  • 49th Wing CFC point of contact
It's that time of year again: time for the Combined Federal Campaign. Many people see this as somebody going around asking for donations but it is much more than that -- it is your opportunity to give something back.

According to their official Web site, the CFC is the world's largest and most successful annual workplace charity campaign that helps raise millions of dollars each year for non-profit organizations providing health and human service benefits throughout the world. The CFC hosts more than 300 campaigns throughout the country and internationally, and Holloman's annual CFC season is set to begin Sept. 24, 2010.

We all know somebody with cancer, special needs or an organization that supports something you believe in. These are the organizations that need our help. There are more than 3,000 organizations locally and worldwide that you can donate to.

This years' theme at Holloman is "Give Back". Many of us have been helped by organizations such as the Red Cross, United Way or family services. These are non-profit organizations that rely on the help of those who care enough to open their hearts and pocket books.

This year, I've set the Holloman goal higher than ever before: $100,000. I did this because I believe it is an achievable, worthy goal. If each of us would donate just the cost of our morning coffee, latte or energy drinks for the week, it can easily be achieved.

Personally, I can give up a day or two of luxury items to donate it to a needy cause. Having family members affected with Multiple Sclerosis and Diabetes, I have many organizations to choose from that need my help.

You have to ask yourself, "What organization needs my help?"

The 2010 CFC Kick Off event is scheduled for Sept. 24, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Domenici Fitness and Sports Center. Come out and enjoy free burgers, hot dogs, chips and drinks while browsing through different organizations that you can help.

Be on the look-out for your unit CFC representative to get your booklet and donation card, or for more information, contact me, Master Sgt. Jamie Schuster, at 572-3151.