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News | Oct. 31, 2023

DCAA Headquarters Encourages Employees to “Give Happy” with the Combined Federal Campaign

By DCAA Staff Writer

The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) has officially begun! Just over $100 will shelter a homeless child for two weeks and another $60 will train 20 people to prepare for community risks and disasters. $120 will spark interest about science, technology, and math to four young children and give them a chance to become future leaders in STEM fields.

Those are just a few of the possible outcomes of the CFC, a CFC representative from the Office of the Secretary of Defense told McNamara Headquarters Complex employees during the CFC commencement on October 24. This year’s theme is “Give Happy.” Donors who ‘Give Happy, get happy.’

Participation in the CFC makes a lasting impact on the lives of one or many. Federal employees have raised $8.7 billion through CFC since 1961. DCAA participates in this campaign every year and encourages participation. No donation is too small and volunteer opportunities are available. CFC is the world’s largest, most successful workplace charity campaign. Employees have over 8,000 vetted charities to choose from and to find a cause that resonates with them.

DCAA’s goal this year is to raise a combined $33 thousand for the CFC. Employees can donate by credit card or payroll deduction on a one-time or reoccurring basis at Donations are also accepted through the CFC Giving Mobile App or by texting “DONATE” to 978-487-5678. All options are secure and includes search functions for specific charities. Options also include a list of organizations that support specific categories by location. A hand icon appears next to charities needing volunteers.

Each week through the campaign is dedicated to raising awareness for causes like ending hunger, environmental protection, and human rights. For more information, go to or contact a keyworker in your directorate.