During the six-week Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) that ran from October through November, 2012, BLM Roseburg employees raised $25,562.75 for local, national, and international non-profit organizations. These funds were gathered through creative employee-driven events such as a carnival games with donated fabulous prizes, a flea market, breakfast burritos, a bake sale, a coin drive, and the grand finale the CFC Auction.
The auction was the big fundraiser, raising $19,471.00. Relying primarily on contributions from BLM employees and their families, this year’s donations included handmade jewelry, gift certificates to local businesses, and many homemade goods and handcrafted items.
BLM Roseburg Acting District Manager, Don Holmstrom, said, “It’s really something to see the generosity of the Roseburg District, that with continued economic difficulty for many, BLM employees step up to give back even more to the great community here in Douglas County, and I know BLM is proud to be a part of it.”
Since 1977, the BLM Roseburg District has raised $534,237.89 through the CFC. Locally, the Greater Douglas County United Way administers the CFC campaign for Federal offices located in Coos, Curry, and Douglas County.
Throughout the country and internationally, more than 300 CFC campaigns help to raise millions of dollars for charity. Pledges made by Federal, civilian, postal, and military donors during the campaign season support eligible non-profit organizations that provide health and human service benefits throughout the world.