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Reilynne Padua

Reilynne Padua

CFC Zone

Department/Agency

TSA

Profile

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

Lenora Fay Eubanks Early

Lenora Fay Eubanks Early

CFC Zone

Department/Agency

Department of the Treasury

Cause Area

Profile

Reader

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

St Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee
My only child passed away at St Jude at the age of 13 from Neuroblastoma. Once he became a patient many day, nights and months were spent at the hospital. I was up close and personal and experience the life saving work that was being done.

Why do you give through the CFC?

St Jude takes care of everything food, lodging and transportation. No one ever receive a bill. This main reason I give back.

How do contributions through the CFC help your cause?

It helps with the day to day operating cost and the research that's done to try and find a cure to end childhood cancer and other catastrophic diseases.

Victoria Thomas

Victoria Thomas

CFC Zone

Department/Agency

WHS-HRD-BWD/Department of Defense

Cause Area

Profile

Mom, Wife, Foodie

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

Empowering and helping children

Why do you give through the CFC?

The time and money that CFC raises goes right back to the communities that we live/work in. I like seeing how my contributions are helping to make a better future for children in my commuting area.

How do contributions through the CFC help your cause?

I give through payroll deductions and I also volunteer when I am able.

Kate Thorne

Kate Thorne

CFC Zone

Department/Agency

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Cause Area

Profile

Mother, Army Wife, Veteran, Volunteer

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

The cause I am most passionate about is youth education and development because our children are the world’s future leaders. In supporting quality youth education and development programs offered by the many CFC affiliated organizations, I am helping children, including my own, learn about the exciting ways they can make a positive impact in the world now and in the future.

Why do you give through the CFC?

"Giving through the CFC is just too easy! With the on-line donation portal, the many donation options (including volunteer hours), the CFC makes it easy to connect with and contribute
to organizations around the world. Also, all CFC affiliated organizations are heavily vetted, which reassures me that my contributions will be used to support quality efforts and make a difference in the lives of others."

How do contributions through the CFC help your cause?

CFC organizations that focus on youth education and development open up so many opportunities for participants. Children can really expand their horizons, strengthen and develop skills to take on new and exciting challenges, grow as young leaders, and gain a better understanding of how they can make a positive impact in the world, now and in the future!

Sherron Fantauzzi 

Sherron Fantauzzi 

CFC Zone

Department/Agency

Federal Aviation Administration (National Capital Area/Northern VA CFC)

Cause Area

Profile

Volunteer, golfer love people.

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

Families, Cancer, Alzheimer and Sarcoidosis - Cancer runs in my family my mother who is a cancer survivor and my father side where I have cousins who past away to soon. Alzheimer I watched my best friend care for her husband. Sarcoidosis is an auto immune system disease that I have be fighting and dealing with for twenty years now people are just becoming aware of Sarcoidosis. Families is board it covers all members of a family.

Why do you give through the CFC?

I give to CFC because it allows me to give to organizations that cover all the charities I am passionate about. I can vet the organization to ensure I am comfortable that they are providing a service I want to support.

How do contributions through the CFC help your cause?

My contributions give young people exposures that they may not have liking camping trips, college tour and life skills. It also brings awareness to the diseases and funds to work on cures.

Charnita Walker (left)

Charnita Walker (left)

CFC Zone

Department/Agency

Department of Transportation

Cause Area

Profile

Mentor, community service activist, auntie.

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

American Cancer Society. I have lost so many to cancer, including my mother.

Why do you give through the CFC?

It is the easiest way to contribute and the right thing to do!

How do contributions through the CFC help your cause?

My contribution provides additional money for research.

Stephanie Pettway

Stephanie Pettway

CFC Zone

Department/Agency

DoD - Civilian

Profile

Giver, Girl Scout Leader, Friend

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

The charitable cause that I am most passionate about is supporting and empowering women and girls because when women help other women, amazing things can happen. It is essential to unleashing their full potential through education, economic opportunities, and political power. I believe when we invest in women and children, we make a real impact in our communities.

Why do you give through the CFC?

I give through the CFC because I can give more through payroll deduction. Also, I can simply split my donation between all of the charitable causes that I want to support.

How do contributions through the CFC help your cause?

My contributions through the CFC help my causes by creating opportunities to improve someone’s life. Also, helping others is extremely empowering.

SFC Heather Henry

SFC Heather Henry

CFC Zone

Department/Agency

Army

Cause Area

Profile

Wife, Mom, Soldier, Hiker, Reader

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

"Page Ahead Children's Literacy Program

I feel that all children should be encouraged to read. Growing up I was taught that reading was fundamental. Now that I'm older I appreciate my family instilling that moral in me. Reading is fundamental but it is also inspirational, encourages critical and creative thinking, builds social skills and expands your vocabulary. "

Why do you give through the CFC?

I give through the CFC because it's automatically deducted from my check so I never forget to give and there are so many great organizations that I learn about each through CFC's wide range of organizations.

How do contributions through the CFC help your cause?

Every contribution that I give to CFC provides children from low- income families with 12 new books to encourage and improve reading while supporting literacy.

CPO Charles Dundas

CPO Charles Dundas

CFC Zone

Department/Agency

Navy

Cause Area

Profile

Dad, cyclist, sports fan, cook

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

cure epilepsy because I lost a close family member

Why do you give through the CFC?

CFC allows me to have payroll deduction through my employer and there are many charitable organizations to select from

How do contributions through the CFC help your cause?

The funding are made available the organization and the CFC advertisement campaign increase awareness

CW4 Olga Elliott

CW4 Olga Elliott

CFC Zone

Department/Agency

CJCS/Army

Cause Area

Profile

mom, runner, hard working

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

Leukemia and Lymphoma (LL) is the cause I'm more passionate about. In May of 1997 my mother was diagnosed with LL; this diagnosis came so unexpected. My mother fought hard for months, underwent chemo and radiation, ultimately being cancer free by Oct. Unfortunately, that cancer-free period was short lived, by Dec of 97 she went back to the hospital, passing on Dec 23, 1997. Since then I've been doing my small part by donating to several Leukemia and Lymphoma charities through CFC. Our donations do make a difference!

Why do you give through the CFC?

Leukemia and Lymphoma (LL) is the cause I'm more passionate about. In May of 1997 my mother was diagnosed with LL; this diagnosis came so unexpected. My mother fought hard for months, underwent chemo and radiation, ultimately being cancer free by Oct. Unfortunately, that cancer-free period was short lived, by Dec of 97 she went back to the hospital, passing on Dec 23, 1997. Since then I've been doing my small part by donating to several Leukemia and Lymphoma charities through CFC. Our donations do make a difference!

How do contributions through the CFC help your cause?

Leukemia and Lymphoma (LL) is the cause I'm more passionate about. In May of 1997 my mother was diagnosed with LL; this diagnosis came so unexpected. My mother fought hard for months, underwent chemo and radiation, ultimately being cancer free by Oct. Unfortunately, that cancer-free period was short lived, by Dec of 97 she went back to the hospital, passing on Dec 23, 1997. Since then I've been doing my small part by donating to several Leukemia and Lymphoma charities through CFC. Our donations do make a difference!