2012 Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas begins Sept. 17

September 13, 2012

By U.S. Army Europe Public Affairs

HEIDELBERG, Germany-- The 2012 Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas program, the world's largest charity campaign impacting the lives of military personnel and Family members, starts Sept. 17 and runs through Nov. 16.

In its 51st year, the 2012 CFC-O theme is "Serve to Honor Your Country. Give Because You Care."

CFC-O offers federal employees the opportunity to improve the quality of life in communities throughout the U.S. Army in Europe by making a donation to more than 2,500 charitable organizations.

An option unique for overseas donors, donations made to FSYP go directly to overseas military communities to help fund quality of life programs in local communities. One hundred percent of donations made to FSYP come back directly to the installation where the contributor lives and works.

In 2010, USAREUR Soldiers, Families and civilian employees contributed approximately $2.2 million, with more than $91,000 designated for the FSYP. Last year, USAREUR's campaign contributed more than $2.4 million to the overall $14.2 million raised by the CFC-O.

Contributors have the opportunity to give using the traditional paper Pledge Card or through eGiving, both of which can be done on the website.

For more information on CFC-O, visit the USAREUR CFC-O webpage, or contact U.S. Army Europe Component Manager Kenneth Braden at 370-4608 or 06221-57-4608 and Installation Management Command-Europe Component Manager Jeannette White at 370-7888 or 06221-57-7888.

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