The Combined Federal Campaign Published Nov. 9, 2023 By Airman 1st Class Catherine Daniel 18th Wing Public Affairs KADENA AIR BASE, Japan -- The Combined Federal Campaign began Sept. 1 and will run through Jan. 15. The beginning of the Combined Federal Campaign marks the time of year when federal employees from the five overseas combatant commands have the opportunity to donate to charities of their choice. "The CFC is the workplace giving program of the federal government of the United States,” said U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Brandy Allen, Professional Military Education Center CFC publicity representative for Kadena Air Base. “In 2022 the CFC raised over $70 million for over 4,800 national charities.” Within the CFC are 25,000 charities to choose from, and a donation can be as little as $1. Pledges to campaigns can be made in one of three ways: electronic payroll allotments through Defense Finance and Accounting Services, myPay, eGiving payments using a credit card, debit card or electronic bank transfer of traditional paper pledge cards. "I gravitated toward CFC because its employees are focused and you are giving back to your own community,” said Allen. "With CFC I know where my donations are going and who they are going to." With this year's CFC comes a great chance for Department of Defense personnel to pledge themselves to a greater cause in the form of a donation to their community. "My personal goal is simple, every little bit helps and no amount is too small,” said Allen. “Having charities out there that support our own, as well as their families, lets us give back to those charities, and see it put in action helps build a strong family foundation." For more information, contact your unit CFC representative.