Do you believe all families should have access to affordable, high-quality child care? Are you a federal employee or member of the military? Then you still have time to select Child Care Aware® of America as your CFC charity of choice! Please visit this website for more information. Do you know any federal employees? Then let them know about the importance of child care!
It’s the Combined Federal Campaign! Enrollment runs September 10 – January 11 in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Participation is optional, and all donations are tax deductible.
How Can You Help?
If you are a federal employee or military service member: Please select #12300 as your CFC charity of choice.
If you know someone who is a federal employee or military service member: Please encourage them to select #12300 as their CFC charity of choice. Also, encourage them to tell their colleagues and friends about us.
Not a federal employee, but still want to support our cause? Donate now, and join the movement for high quality, affordable child care.
What’s New this Year?
- If you are a federal retiree you can now participate: Federal retirees are invited to continue to support the charitable causes they care about by giving through the CFC with a one-time contribution (i.e., check, or credit card) or recurring pledges through their annuity.
- New hires can participate now: New hires have 30 days from date of hire to sign up to contribute through the online pledge portal.
- Federal employees can now make both monetary and volunteer pledges using the updated online giving portal.
- Donation forms can be completed online now: Donors pledge dollars and volunteer hours either online or with a paper pledge form. Visit https://www.opm.gov/ShowSomeLoveCFC to get started. If you prefer a paper pledge form please see your supervisor or local CFC representative.
- Enhanced online charity search: It is easier to find charities now. Donors can search location, causes, overhead, etc. when looking for a charity.
Why Should You Support Child Care Aware® of America?
Because 11 million children younger than age five are in some form of child care for an average of 36 hours a day. Child Care is an essential component of daily life for millions of American families, but quality care is expensive. The annual cost of child care for one child is more than the cost of tuition at a four-year, public university!
Studies show that the most important period of a child’s life is from birth to the age of six. The importance of affordable, high-quality child care impacts all of us. Child care helps generate 15 million jobs and more than $500 billion in income annually. Families need child care so they can work or attend school, and children need a safe and nurturing place where they can learn and continue their healthy development.
That’s why your support to Child Care Aware® of America is so important. Your dollars truly make a difference. Your support helps:
- Empower everyday parents and family caretakers to advocate for positive change in their communities—change that saves the lives of young children.
- Provide emergency response to child care providers and early education centers in places like North Carolina and Louisiana, during their most challenging times as well as preparing these communities for crisis situations prior to natural and man-made disasters.
- Offer free webinars to parents and child care providers about topics like the Zika virus, childhood obesity, and child care laws in their state.
- Educate child care educators and providers through our professional development, and so much more!
Child Care Aware® of America is also a proud to partner with the United States Military and Department of Defense to serve and support over 15,000 families per year through Fee Assistance and Respite Child Care Programs.
Remember, our Child Care Aware® of America CFC number is 12300. Together, we can ensure that every family in America has access to high-quality, affordable child care. We look forward to you joining us in investing in America’s future.
Thank you in advance for your support!
Questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (703) 341-4126.