GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The annual workplace giving campaign within the U.S. military and federal government takes place now through Dec. 14.


The Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas, or CFC-O, provides uniformed and civilian DOD personnel serving overseas the opportunity to support charitable organizations or causes of their choice from the CFC catalog or via the internet.


U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria kicked off the giving season with a special training session for all CFC unit representatives Oct. 26. CFC-O reps received guidance and campaign materials.


CFC-O allows you to make contributions to a list of hundreds of charities easily searchable online.


The CFC-O offers two new features this year. The first allows people to contribute their time as a volunteer at a designated charity such as USO or Red Cross. The second new feature is that retirees can now contribute.


Contributors may make their pledge in one of four ways:


  • eGiving payments using a credit card, debit card or electronic bank transfer. The online donation platform opened Sept. 10, 2018. The last day to make a gift online is Jan. 11.


  • Traditional paper pledge forms. Donors can obtain pledge forms from their unit representatives.


  • Electronic payroll allotments through DFAS myPay.


  • Volunteer time. Any charity that has an image of a hand next to its name is requesting volunteer hours.


CFC-O organizers encourage people to make their pledges online for speedier contribution. CFC-O no longer accepts cash contributions.


For more information, visit or contact the USAG Bavaria CFC-O coordinator at DSN 475-8012, CIV 09641-83-8012.

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