- Families & Volunteers
Congress Should Overturn New Rules that will Hurt Giving to our Girls
Each year, more than $200 million is raised nationally through the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), an annual federal employee workplace charity campaign that supports nonprofit organizations across the country, including Girl Scouts.
New rules to centralize the CFC may dramatically reduce this charitable giving. We are joining United Way and other nonprofits in asking Congress to overturn the new rules by passing a resolution “disapproving” of the action.
Please join the Girl Scouts Advocacy Network today at www.GirlScouts4girls.org to send a message to your Members of Congress to pass a resolution to overturn the CFC rules. Your message will be more powerful if it includes information about your council.
As a supporter of the Girl Scouts Louisiana East council who serves over 14,000 girls in 23 parishes, I am concerned that gifts from federal employees to support educational programs, camping experiences, and annual member scholarships will be dramatically reduced.
Donations to Girl Scouts make an immediate difference in the lives of girls. Whether they’re assembling robotics teams, planting new trees, or collecting cans of food, Girl Scouts are taking action to build a better world.
Under the new rules, local Girl Scout councils and other small local nonprofits will be charged upfront fees in order to receive donations, and will then be billed for any additional costs of the campaign. Many charities may be forced to drop out of the CFC due to this upfront cost. The new rules will also shift the CFC from the current local personal charitable appeal to a more centralized process in Washington, D.C., impacting the links to smaller, local charities.
Using the power provided by the Congressional Review Act, I ask that you immediately pass a resolution “disapproving” of the new rules. Congress should send OPM back to the drawing board to improve and preserve local control of the CFC.