Fall Presents Opportunity for Federal Employees to Help Pro-Life Efforts via the Combined Federal Campaign

Human Services Charities of America Agency #10542

By Marie G. Rivers

Education is a mainstay of grassroots pro-life America. They believe in the power of appeals to the head and to the heart.

Funds that come from pro-life federal employees who select the National Right to Life Educational Trust Fund each fall through the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) help these educational efforts in many life-affirming ways. There is still time for you to help the NRL Trust Fund through the CFC and through state and private-sector campaigns (see below).

The CFC activity occurs from early September through early November. During those months, federal employees are given brochures from which to select their favorite charity or charities. The NRL Educational Trust Fund, agency #10542, can be located alphabetically under the workplace federation called Human Service Charities of America (HSCA).

Each year, NRL shares the donations generated through the CFC with its state affiliate groups who use the funds to educate their communities.

Last year, for example, Right to Life Educational Foundation of Kentucky Executive Director Margie Montgomery wrote, “Thank you for the check from annual workplace campaign contributions made through the Combined Federal Campaign. Your gift is greatly appreciated and will help in educating the public about the dignity and sanctity of each human life, from fertilization to natural death. Thank you for helping us to protect the most vulnerable members of our society.”

Connie Pratt of Colorado Citizens for Life wrote, “Our share from the Combined Federal Campaign was a wonderful surprise. We have designated it for educational use and we are very grateful for all that you at National Right to Life Educational Trust Fund do for state affiliates like our own.”

But it is the generosity of federal employees that makes it possible for the National Right to Life Educational Trust Fund to share CFC donations with state affiliate groups. The result of this partnership is to bolster pro-life educational efforts on behalf of the unborn, elderly, and those with disabilities.

And there are other ways to help the Trust Fund. In addition to the CFC, some states also conduct employee campaigns. The National Right to Life Educational Trust Fund participates in the following: Arizona, California, Florida, Maine, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin. Funds through these state employee campaigns are also shared with NRLC affiliates in those states.

A final venue for workplace giving is private-sector campaigns in which employees may write in the name of the NRL Educational Trust Fund.

If you are a federal employee, be looking for the National Right to Life Educational Trust Fund in your campaign brochure this fall.

Thank you for your past and future support!

For further inquiries on workplace campaigns, contact Marie G. Rivers at mrivers@nrlc.org