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Department of Defense (DoD) employees worldwide can support their favorite charities from Oct. 2, 2017 to Jan. 12, 2018 by participating in the 2017 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC).

CFC is the world's largest and most successful annual workplace charity campaign with 36 CFC Zones located everywhere federal employees work. Last year, military and civilian employees contributed more than $167 million to almost 20,000 local, national and international charities. Members of the military and DoD civilians accounted for more than $67 million of that total. Once again this year, DoD employees worldwide have the opportunity to give to their favorite charitable cause during the CFC giving season from Oct. 2, 2017 to Jan. 12, 2018.

  • During the next four years it is expected that 250,000 service members will transition into civilian communities, annually.
  • One in ten homeless adults is a veteran.
  • Since 2001, more than two million American military children have had a parent deploy at least once.
  • Deployed veterans are 41 percent more likely to commit suicide when compared to the general U.S. population.

2017 Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas PSA Contest

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

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Artwork Contest

Children's drawing of a nurse surrounded byu patients in beds at a hospital.


Olivia Pyfrom

John O. Arnn Elementary School

Children's drawing of a girl in a closet, with clothes hanging on the rack. It asks for clothing donations.

1st Grade

Hyori Reese

John O. Arnn Elementary School

Children's drawing of homes created to house homeless veterans. On the side, two soldiers embrace and give thanks.

2nd Grade

Ulyana Villalobos

Joan K. Mendel Elementary School

Children's drawing of a large pair of feet, saying 'stomp out hunger.'

3rd Grade

Kristin Pham

Stearley Heights Elementary School

Children's drawing of an underwater landscape with sea creatures, calling for keeping the sea clean because it is beautiful.

4th Grade

Sydney Johnson

John O. Arnn Elementary School

Children's drawing of a cancer survivor, making important the act of curing diseases.

5th Grade

Brayla Choate

Joan K. Mendel Elementary School

2017 marked the seventh annual CFC-O/DoDDS Art Contest for elementary school students: Kindergarten through fifth grade. The CFC-Overseas Art Contest encourages eligible elementary school students to create their own artwork illustrating the campaign theme. Participation is entirely voluntary and is encouraged as a ‘homework’ opportunity, thereby involving parents in the activity (which ripples out the campaign message to the community).

All participating students received a certificate of Achievement signed by the CFC-O Director, Amanda Huckins. Six grand prize winners (one from each grade level) were selected by a panel of Department of Defense judges in Washington, DC based on artistic merit, creativity and depiction of the 2017 CFC-O theme: Show Some Love.

The six grand prize winners will be publicly promoted through a press release announcement in the fall and their artwork will be used in CFC-Overseas promotional materials throughout the campaign. The grand prize winners will also receive a framed copy of their picture. Second and third place finishers receive a prize packet of art supplies.

Deputy Secretary's Letter

Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan

Deputy Secretary Patrick Shanahan encourages uniformed service members and Defense Department civilian workers to make donations to the Combined Federal Campaign.

Read the Deputy Secretary's Letter

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Highlight Your Campaign!

Share your success stories and high-resolution pictures (minimum 1MB) of your agency's campaign by emailing Stephanie Pettway. Don't forget to credit the photographer and let us know who is in the photo. Share Now! Please be aware that any photos you provide may be used in CFC marketing materials and social media.

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