WASHINGTON—For the first time since its founding, the American Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East (FRRME America) is participating in the United States’ Combined Federal Campaign (CFC).
Employees of the federal government and military can now donate to the foundation through payroll deductions to the Combined Federal Campaign by selecting CFC #17576.
“Being recognized and accepted as a CFC charitable organization will help raise awareness of our work among government employees and military personnel and should help generate additional funds for our vital efforts,” said Scott Rye, chairman of the American Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East.
FRRME America Senior Advisor for Outreach and Development, the Rev. Meg Saunders, led the effort to get the 501(c)(3) organization listed as a CFC charity. According to Saunders, “This year’s campaign began in early September and goes to January 11, 2019, for all federal workers, including military personnel. All new hires after January 11 can pledge up to July 2019.” She added, “It has been a joy to represent FRRME America at various CFC charity events around the D.C. area.”
The CFC is the world’s largest and most successful annual workplace charity campaign, with almost 200 CFC campaigns throughout the country and overseas raising millions of dollars each year. Pledges made by federal civilian, postal and military donors during the campaign season support eligible non-profit organizations that provide health and human service benefits throughout the world.
FRRME America is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that promotes reconciliation, provides relief efforts, advances human rights, and seeks an end to sectarian violence in the Middle East.
To donate via the CFC, please visit https://cfcgiving.opm.gov/welcome