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The Combined Federal Campaign is the world's largest and most successful annual workplace charity campaign, with more than 130 CFCs located everywhere federal employees work. Last year, military, civilian and postal employees contributed more than $180 million to more than 20,000 local, national and international charities. Members of the military and Defense Department civilians accounted for more than $80 million of that total. Once again this year, Defense Department employees worldwide have the opportunity to give to their favorite charities from Sept. 1 to Dec. 31.
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  • 250,000 service members will transition into civilian communities each year during the next four years.
  • 1 in 10 homeless adults is a veteran.
  • Since 2001, more than 2 million American children have had a parent deployed at least once.
  • Deployed veterans have a 41 percent higher suicide risk compared to the general U.S. population.
Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work poses for a photo holding the check

DoD raised $14 million for the Combined Federal Campaign to become the highest-achieving federal agency in the 2016 campaign, Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work said. Story | Video

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Personnel at the Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery headquarters in Falls Church, Va., pose for a photo upon reaching their 2016 Combined Federal Campaign goal, Dec. 1, 2016

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2016 Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas PSA Contest

Department of Defense Dependent Schools High School Public Service Announcement Contest Winners

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SECOND PLACE

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HON. MENTION

Artwork Contest

Children's drawing of a tornado with rain and a house with a tree that has fallen on it. A man is crying.

Kindergarten

Paul Lewis

Garmisch Elementary Middle School, Germany

Children's drawing of a man and a baby at a doctor's office with a nurse.

1st Grade

Camden Fisk

E.C. Killin Elementary School, Japan

Children's drawing of people at a park lining up to give donations to homeless people.

2nd Grade

Leah Brown

John O. Arnn Elementary School, Japan

Children's drawing of a bench with an arrow pointing to a house

3rd Grade

Lauren Anderson

Garmisch Elementary Middle School, Germany

Children's drawing of a serviceman supporting a wounded serviceman

4th Grade

Enrique Silva

Joan K. Mendel Elementary School, Japan

Children's drawing of two girls playing ball with a dog

5th Grade

Madison Kovaleski

John O. Arnn Elementary School, Japan

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Kindergarten

Julia Knight

John O. Arnn Elementary School, Japan

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1st Grade

Abigail Hanson

John O. Arnn Elementary School, Japan

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2nd Grade

Madelyn Dreifke

Garmisch Elementary Middle School, Germany

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3rd Grade

Penelope Anders

John O. Arnn Elementary School, Japan

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4th Grade

Ranelle Martins

John O. Arnn Elementary School, Japan

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5th Grade

David Nagy

Ankara Elementary School, Turkey

A children's drawing of some girls outside sharing things from a bag

Kindergarten

Tiana Walker

John O. Arnn Elementary School, Japan

A children's drawing of a lady by the pyramids of Africa standing next to a well.

1st Grade

Leyla Monaco

Garmisch Elementary Middle School, Germany

A children's drawing of two girls in the sunshine by a house. One is clean and happy and throwing away litter, the other is sad and dirty.

2nd Grade

Mysl Carpenter

Garmisch Elementary Middle School, Germany

A children's drawing of the words 'Please help the bees' with bees flying around.

3rd Grade

Mikayla Davis

Ramstein Intermediate, Germany

A children's drawing of a helicopter dropping food and supplies to the people below.

4th Grade

Tyrell Curry-Sith

Joan K. Mendel Elementary School, Japan

A children's drawing of a girl thinking about all those who need help.

5th Grade

Alaina Rogers

Joan K. Mendel Elementary School, Japan

For the seventh year, the Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas partnered with the Department of Defense Education Activity to run an Elementary School Art Contest.

Overseas DoDDS elementary school students submitted original artwork to help inspire charitable giving through the CFC-O, tailoring drawings to illustrate the contest theme: Give to make a difference. Give because you care.

Participation is entirely voluntary and is encouraged as a 'homework' assignment thereby involving parents and rippling the campaign message through the community. Hundreds of submissions were received from over 15 schools. Contestants were judged by a panel of DoD members based in Washington, D.C. based on artistic merit, creativity and depiction of the theme. First through third place winners were chosen in each grade level.

All participating students received a sticker and a certificate of achievement signed by the CFC-O Executive Director, Victoria Adams. The first-place winners in each grade will receive a framed copy of their original artwork. All winners will be promoted via press releases, on the CFC-O website and via social media. Winning artwork will be featured in CFC-O promotional materials throughout 2016.

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The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is the world's largest and most successful annual workplace charity campaign, with more than 130 CFCs located everywhere Federal employees work. Last year, military, civilian and postal employees contributed more than $180 million to more than 20,000 local, national and international charities. Members of the military and DoD civilians accounted for more than $80 million of that total. Once again this year, Defense Department employees worldwide have the opportunity to give to their favorite charities from Sept. 1, 2016 to Dec. 15, 2016. In his memo, Defense Secretary Ash Carter expressed his unwavering support for the campaign and strongly encourages members of the workforce to participate in any way they can.

Defense Secretary's Letter

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter

Defense Secretary Ash Carter encourages uniformed service members and Defense Department civilian workers to make donations to the Combined Federal Campaign.

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Work standing with hand over heart at CFC Awards Ceremony

Work Attends Awards Ceremony for Combined Federal Campaign

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