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Paying It Forward
By Robert “Bobby” Bock
NAPS Southeast Area Vice President
We are getting ready for the 2023 Combined Federal Campaign. The CFC is the largest workforce charitable organization in the world. It started in 1964 through an executive order signed by President John F. Kennedy in 1961.
When I worked as a supervisor in the plant, I volunteered each year to be CFC coordinator. I set up presentations for all employees in the facility and scheduled representatives from agencies supported by the CFC. I learned so much about what these organizations did for people and how important our contributions were.
We all probably have a family member or friend who has used the services of an agency that receives funds from the CFC each year. I had a niece who was very ill and her parents stayed at a Ronald McDonald House, just one of the agencies that get support from the CFC.
NAPS is a participant in the Postal Employees’ Relief Fund, also supported by the CFC. With all the natural disasters we have had this year, PERF should be high on your list to receive a donation through your contribution to this year’s CFC.
At my first NAPS Executive Board meeting, I was proud to offer a motion for the NAPS board to donate to PERF; the motion passed overwhelmingly. So, when a CFC volunteer asks you about donating to this year’s CFC, it’s time to pay it forward to support the organizations that do so much for so many.