Think twice before donating to the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC)
I have always had a problem with the begging of money and goal setting of the annual Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). I don’t give through CFC anymore and certainly not after reading the Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers CFC list. I do not support charities that directly or indirectly openly proselytize religion to non-religious groups, especially the underprivileged. For example, missionary work takes advantage of those without the knowledge to see through what may seem like “magic.” It also essentially serves as a bribe, offering essentials like food, shelter, and information in return for submission to religious indoctrination.
Here’s how I see it. Most charities offer some sort of newsletter or magazine benefit for becoming a member. When you donate directly, you get that benefit and “member status” which is usually not provided with a CFC donation. Also, CFC takes a small portion from each donation to cover their operating costs for things such as the brochure and donation form. That brochure promotes many charities that are religion based. So without even thinking about it, each person who donates through CFC is indirectly promoting all the other charities in that book, many of which they may not agree with.
So if you want to ensure ALL your money goes to the charity of your choice, donate to them directly, get the “member benefits” that go along with the donation, and have the peace of mind knowing that you’re not indirectly supporting all the other charities you don’t agree with in the CFC book.