Community Improvement & Capacity Building

Reilynne Padua

Reilynne Padua

CFC Zone

Department/Agency

TSA

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mom, officer, adventurous

What is the charitable cause you are most passionate about and why?

Red Cross- I was a volunteer here in the US and international. Gave me a sense of fulfillment and accomplishment knowing I have helped alleviate their pain and suffering during ,before and after disaster.

Why do you give through the CFC?

To show fellow officers that every little thing helps

How do contributions through the CFC help your cause?

Providing awareness through my efforts

Nanyamka Payne

Nanyamka Payne
Department/Agency

General Services Administration/Office of Civil Rights

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Driven. Committed. Fearless.

What is the charitable cause you are most passionate about and why?

Activate Good

The title of this organization instantly drew me in. It speaks to what you have to do each day by activating your inner winner to produce good. I want these achievers to reach their goals by supporting them not only financially and virtually. I am passionate about encouraging others to find the good in themselves no matter what they face in this life.

Why do you give through the CFC?

It's user friendly. I love the breakdown between donations and hours volunteered. I know that the monies are going to further grow my charities and increase the government's mission.

How do contributions through the CFC help your cause?

I love my family. Activate Good enriches lives by the community work they are doing to build leaders and change in the Triangle, NC area. I appreciate all you are doing. Keep up the award-winning work and I am rooting for you to win! ?

SSG Harris, Brittany

SSG Harris, Brittany

CFC Zone

Department/Agency

Army

Profile

Mom, Wife, Boss

What is the charitable cause you are most passionate about and why?

Children are my passion and I especially enjoy making impacts on their life. That's why I choose to donate annually to the Save the Children foundation. This organization sponsors children that may endure difficult situations such as being abuse emotionally and physically, deprivation and neglect. They work in over 100 countries and help over 100 million children received the proper healthcare, education, and protection.

Why do you give through the CFC?

I use CFC because it's an excellent way to support charities. I learned that CFC offered 1000s of charities that I didn't know about and that actually supported what I believed in. CFC really makes a difference across the nation and throughout the world. I'm able to donate a little each paycheck and have the satisfaction of knowing that I'm able to give and support amongst all charities through the year.

How do contributions through the CFC help your cause?

CFC contributions help my cause by making it simple for military and civilians to donate. Donating as little as 1 dollar per check helps the campaign in every way.

SSgt Isaac Anthony Jr.

SSgt Isaac Anthony Jr.

CFC Zone

Department/Agency

Marine

Profile

calculated adventure seeker

What is the charitable cause you are most passionate about and why?

A charitable cause that I am mostly passionate about is helping sick children and children who are growing up in severe poverty. The reason for this is that children have deserve the opportunity to pursue venues in their future and should not be bound by victimization of their environment or circumstances when their are means and people willing to help. The more we can aid the less fortunate and sick children, the more we can benefit both their future and those generations after through their experience of kindness from others.

Why do you give through the CFC?

To highlight causes that we the military, regardless of rank, can provide aid to. We have opportunities to help others beyond the means of our mission, so if there are resources that can contribute in that effort, knowing so helps us help others.

How do contributions through the CFC help your cause?

It provides a platform we can broaden the reach of either our voice or influence to either support a charitable cause that we believe in, or to highlight a resource that others can do the same for something they believe in.

Sgt Nicky Sanchez

Sgt Nicky Sanchez

CFC Zone

Department/Agency

Marine/DON/Manpower&Reserve Affairs

Profile

Marine, Student, Leader

What is the charitable cause you are most passionate about and why?

The two charitable causes that I am most passionate about are St. Jude Children Hospital and Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society. I am passionate about these causes because they have assisted an individual that I have known personally.

Why do you give through the CFC?

I have not donated to CFC because I did not know about this cause until this year. But I will be doing so, soon in order to help my fellow service members.

How do contributions through the CFC help your cause?

As a Marine, being able to assist and support other service members through difficult times reassures our motto and value of "Semper Fidelis" and "No man left, behind".

Elyse Jackson

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Department/Agency

SSA

Profile

Mom, daughter, sister, friend, supporter

What is the charitable cause you are most passionate about and why?

American Indian Cancer Fund. The health care necessities available to tribal communities are not always greatly equipped to help those who are effected by cancer. Tribal communities are need all the resources available at all times.

Why do you give through the CFC?

It helps to keep me civically involved at the baseline fiscally if I am unable to to put in man hours of service.

How do contributions through the CFC help your cause?

It helps those in need who may otherwise struggle. I believe in the collective and village helping one another.

Tarnisha Jackson

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Department/Agency

HHS

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Motivator, Champion, Humanitarian, Humorous, Sunshine

What is the charitable cause you are most passionate about and why?

I can't really say what charitable cause is a the top of list because there are so many charities that light a flame in my heart. I often designate my contribution to the Alzheimer's and Alopecia Associations because of my own personal experiences. However I can't be selfish therefore I think it is equally important to give to other charities such as Make a Wish Foundation, Soles4Souls and FareStart. All provide hope, support or a service to those who are in need and that for me is what I'm most passionate about.

Why do you give through the CFC?

I give through CFC because I trust my contributions will go towards charity cause and not a huge overhead.

How do contributions through the CFC help your cause?

Many federal employees know CFC is a tradition. My contribution helps to keep the tradition alive; makes a difference in the live of so many; and sets an example for future contributors.