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Combined Federal Campaign simplifies giving

By Cpl. Sarah Wolff-Diaz | | October 1, 2013


The Southern California Combined Federal Campaign kicked off at the military post office, building 16840, during a unit representative’s meeting Sept. 30.

The Combined Federal Campaign is an annual charity campaign, from Sept. 1 to Dec. 15, designed to assist federal employees that wish to donate to nonprofit organizations around the world.

According to the United States Office of Personnel Management, the mission of the combined federal campaign is to promote philanthropy and provide the opportunity to improve the quality of life for all.

Representatives from units across base learned how to give campaign presentations, complete the required paper work and motivate local Marines to donate.

“What’s most important is to think about what’s important to you,” said Randi Price, the campaign manager here, Miramar and the recruiting station. “If you’re into the environment there are charities that take care of the environment. If you’re into animal’s you can find a charity that takes care of animals.”

The campaign was created in 1961 by former president, John F. Kennedy in order to consolidate the federal employee’s donations to various charities.

Last year, only eight percent of the Marine Corps donated which amounted to more than one million of the total 5.6 million dollars raised.

To contribute to this year’s campaign, donate cash or check, or pledge to a monthly payroll deduction contact a unit representative for pledge forms and a catalog of charities. Online pledges are also received through

Contact Cpl. Sarah Wolff-Diaz at