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The CFC of the National Capital Area is off to a strong start and has already generated more than $7 million in pledges, about 20 percent more than was raised last year at this point. This year’s goal is $34 million in donations, by Jan. 12, from a pool of more than 400,000 federal employees in the area.

“We are tracking ahead of where we were during the campaign last year at this time, and I am hopeful our uplifting Spirit Week activities will spur donors to Show Some Love to their favorite causes, whether it’s through donating time or money, said Vince Micone, chairperson of the local federal coordinating committee that oversees CFCNCA”

Spirit Week highlights include:

Dec. 2, Monday, Patriotic Day - Federal employees are encouraged to wear or decorate their offices in patriotic colors to honor the CFC’s tradition.

Dec. 3, Giving Tuesday - Federal donors are encouraged to make an online pledge and help make this one of the most successful giving days of CFC. #GivingTuesday #GivingTuesdayMilitary

Dec. 5, International Volunteer Day - Federal donors are encouraged to pledge volunteer time to share their skills with a CFC charity.

For information on Spirit Week and to donate, visit cfcnca.org, or speak with your unit’s CFC keyworker.