I "Make it Possible"

You and I make many things possible every day.  With the wonderful tool of the Combined Federal Campaign, federal employees like you and I can make even more great things possible at non-profit organizations that serve our world in so many ways.

I am honored and pleased to serve as the chair of this year’s Gateway CFC Leadership Committee.  The Gateway CFC is a remarkably effective campaign with minimal administrative costs.  During my time as chair of our local Leadership Committee, I have had the privilege of working with a number of proud, dedicated Federal workers, from all walks of life, who give a little (or in some cases, a lot) of their time to help out and produce an effective and rewarding campaign.  I am proud to be part of this team that will "Make it Possible."

Federal employees like you are very generous, and I am impressed by their giving.  Year after year, through contributions to the Combined Federal Campaign, Federal employees in the Gateway Region have responded to disasters, fed the hungry, housed the homeless, cared for animals, supported medical research, strengthened communities in many corners of the planet, made our world healthier, and supported countless acts of charity and goodwill.  Despite the economic conditions that continue to require all of us to do more with less, Federal employees in the Gateway Region contributed almost three million dollars in last year’s campaign; a remarkable achievement.  I thank all of you for your kindness and generosity.

This year our campaign theme is “Make it Possible.”  Every postal, military and civilian federal employee reading this can choose to
“Make it Possible” by donating to their choice from among more than 3,100 charities listed in this catalog.  A modest contribution can add up to make a big difference.  For example, a contribution of just five dollars per week can be used to purchase two months of meals for a home bound person or clothing, shoes, and a winter coat for someone who has lost everything in a home fire.  Ten dollars per week can provide two days of care for a terminally ill individual, or a year’s worth of baby formula for an infant.  Even a dollar a week can make a meaningful difference in the life of someone in need.  No gift is too small, and every gift Makes it Possible.

As we kickoff the 2013 campaign, I ask that you help build upon the Gateway Region’s great tradition of caring and giving.  With more than 3,100 charities from which to choose, you are certain to find programs that resonate with you.  I ask that you give generously to your favorite charities. I thank you for "Making it Possible"!

On behalf of the Gateway CFC Leadership Committee and the thousands of individuals who have benefited from your kindness in the past, I extend my sincere appreciation.

Kathleen Spirk, Chair, Gateway CFC Leadership Committee and
Manager, Learning, Development and Diversity, U.S. Postal Service, Gateway District