CFC Cause of the Week: Children & Family Services Published Nov. 10, 2021 By 88th Air Base Wing Public Affairs WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - The Combined Federal Campaign allows personnel and retirees to pledge monetary support and volunteer time with approved charities. CFC’s Cause of the Week for Nov. 15-21 is “Children & Family Services.” Children are the future of local communities, the nation and world. The emotional, physical and social development they receive, especially in their first 1,000 days of life, will have a direct impact on who they become as adults. It is the responsibility of every family and community to ensure children have the best chance to succeed. But many face tough challenges that can hinder their growth. Interpersonal violence is the fourth-leading cause of death among adolescents globally. Children and family services help with effective prevention and response strategies to address school-based bullying, as well as reducing access to alcohol and firearms among children. These programs also support educational opportunities and life-skills development. They provide counseling, advocacy and welfare services when necessary. CFC makes it easy for everyone to change the world. Your donation to children and family services causes makes a huge impact not only in current individual lives but also pays it forward for a better future. Here’s a snapshot of what your contribution can do: $50 — sponsors a child’s participation in a summer leadership camp. $150 — wraps warm, cozy blankets around 30 children displaced by conflict. $150 — trains 10 pediatricians to identify the signs of child abuse and trauma. Federal workers can contribute to any of the thousands of participating charities by visiting the online pledge portal at https://cfcgiving.opm.gov/welcome.