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NRL News
Page 18
September 2009
Volume 36
Issue 9

Agency #10542 under Human Service Charities of America
Vitally Important Federal Employee
Giving Opportunity Commences in the Fall

By Marie Hagan

If you are a federal employee, there exists an easy, convenient way to assist the National Right to Life Educational Trust Fund in conducting its vitally important mission of educating the public about the humanity of the unborn child and the need to protect the medically vulnerable. It is called the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), the largest annual workplace charity campaign in the world. (For those not in the federal workplace, there are other options as well, as you will see later in this article.)

The CFC, created by the Office of Personnel Management in the early 1980s, takes place across the country largely on military bases and post offices, with many campaigns extending well into November. But it is never too early to give.

Simply ask your CFC chairperson for a brochure, if you have not already received one, and locate the National Right to Life Educational Trust Fund (agency #10542). We are listed alphabetically under the federation called Human Service Charities of America (HSCA).

In addition to the CFC, the National Right to Life Educational Trust Fund will participate in the following 2009 state employee campaigns: Arizona, California, District of Columbia, Florida, Iowa, Maine, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Texas, Virginia, Vermont, and Wisconsin. If you are a state government employee in one of those states, look for the NRL Educational Trust Fund under HSCA’s partner federation called Neighbor to Nation (NTN).

Last year the National Right to Life Educational Trust Fund generated over $100,000 through the CFC and state employee campaigns. The Trust Fund shared those proceeds with its state affiliate groups who utilized the funds to educate their communities.

There are tangible, vitally important results when government employees contribute to the National Right to Life Educational Trust Fund through the CFC. Margie Montgomery, executive director of the Educational Foundation of Kentucky, expressed it nicely:

“Thank you for the generous donation through the Combined Federal Campaign. Your support is greatly appreciated and helps us continue educating the public about the dignity and sanctity of each human life, from fertilization to natural death. Your gift enables us to speak on behalf of those who cannot speak; encourage women in unplanned pregnancies to give life to their unborn children; and continue stressing the use of adult stem cells in place of cloning and embryonic stem cell research. Your gift also helps protect people with disabilities and the elderly from assisted suicide and euthanasia. Thank you again for your generous donation and love for LIFE!”

More and more private-sector campaigns have emerged as additional vehicles through which to donate. Private-sector employees may contribute through their local United Way simply by writing in the National Right to Life Educational Trust Fund. Also, check with your private-sector workplace to see if it conducts a “write-in” employee campaign.

Again, federal government employees, remember to look for the federation Human Service Charities (HSCA) to locate the NRL Education Fund which is listed in alphabetical order followed by our agency #10542. And state government employees look for Neighbor To Nation (NTN) to give through your state government employee campaign.

For further information on federal, state, or private-sector workplace campaign giving, contact NRL’s workplace campaigns coordinator Marie Hagan at mghagan@nrlc.org.