under Human Service Charities of America
Out to Participate in CFC to
Help NRL Educational Trust Fund
By Marie Hagan
As many of you know,
the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), the largest annual workplace
charity campaign in the world, comes around each year in the fall.
What you may not know is that this provides federal employees a
convenient, pain-free way to help the National Right to Life
Educational Trust Fund educate Americans about the threats to unborn
babies and the medically vulnerable. (This opportunity is also
available to some state employees and some private-sector companies
as well, as shown at the end of this article.)
All across the
country on military and postal offices, federal employees are
already engaged in the CFC to help bolster their favorite charities.
In years past many of those employees have selected the NRL
Educational Trust Fund.
We are listed
alphabetically under the federation called Human Service Charities
of America. The Trust Fund is agency #10542.
Last year nearly
$100,000 was generated for the NRL Educational Trust Fund from the
CFC and state employee campaigns. In turn, a portion of those
proceeds was re-directed to National Right to Life’s state
affiliates, educating communities all around the country.
This fall most CFC
headquarters have had their “kick-off” events which commence around
the first of September (though there are some CFCs that do not kick
off until October). The giving activity spans approximately two
During this time, all
federal employees have the opportunity to look through their CFC
brochures and locate the National Right to Life Educational Trust
Fund—agency #10542 under Human Service Charities of America. So if
you are a federal employee, or know someone who is, it is likely not
too late to make this life-enhancing pledge.
With the CFC funds
distributed to NRLC’s state affiliates’ educational arms in nearly
every state, many caring, creative, and vital pro-life projects are
carried on by our grassroots leaders. Since every state works hard
to educate its communities, I will just highlight a couple.
North Carolina Right
to Life Educational Outreach utilized funds generated by NRL Trust
Fund workplace campaigns to distribute education packs to students
of all ages (free of charge), organize students for life groups on
college campuses, help Teens for Life groups educate teens about
life issues, commence work to help provide a voice for women and men
who have been victimized by abortion, provide educational speakers
from its Speakers Bureau statewide, and conduct several state and
regional fairs during the year and throughout the state.
Pam Sherstad, of
Right to Life of Michigan, shared that among other activities last
year, RTL of Michigan used these funds to find creative ways to
feature pro-life information; offer yellow page ads with a toll-free
number for crisis pregnancy assistance distributed to millions of
Michigan individuals; conduct a Google AdWords Internet advertising
campaign; serve thousands of women facing crisis pregnancies or
suffering after abortion with the help of CareNet’s OptionLine; work
with 150 pregnancy centers, adoption agencies, and counseling
organizations; and work with 23 pro-life college and university
groups, educating hundreds of thousands of people.
Pam said that her
state’s educational efforts are to be “the voice, hands and feet of
defenseless human beings … with the acknowledgment that human life
is precious and irreplaceable.”
In addition to the
CFC, state government employees can currently donate to the National
Right to Life Educational Trust Fund in the following states:
Arizona, California, District of Columbia, Florida, Iowa, Maine,
Michigan, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Texas,
Vermont, Virginia, and Wisconsin.
employees can always check with their local United Way and their
workplaces for “write-in” campaigns. If they participate, you simply
write in the National Right to Life Educational Trust Fund to have
your contribution go to pro-life educational endeavors.
questions, contact NRL’s workplace campaigns coordinator Marie G.
Hagan at email@example.com.
Thank you for all those who have and plan on contributing to NRL
through workplace campaigns!