Maris Burton

Maris Burton

CFC Zone




Mental Health Counselor, Nature lover, advocate

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

I really don't have one main cause. I give to many different charities and organizations. Homelessness and hunger go hand in hand. I work to encourage others to meet the immediate needs and to work on solutions to stop the social/political/racial inequality in my community. I am also an advocate for reproductive freedom and positive mental health. I take part in events to support the National Alliance on Mental illness (NAMI) and Mental Health America of S.C. (MHA) and suicide prevention walks. I support many animal rescue and environmental groups that are not part of the CFC. I volunteer about 4-6 hours a week to distribute and share food with hungry people in public spaces.

Why do you give through the CFC?

This is my first year working for the federal government. I had not heard of the CFC before. I would be making donations anyway so, I love having my contributions taken directly from my paycheck and distributed to the organizations of my choice. It cuts down on having to remember who I've contributed and when.

How do contributions through the CFC help your cause?

All contributions are welcome. Monetary or volunteer hours donations through the CFC can be a one time or ongoing event. Funding allows more people to be fed, housed, and advocated for.