The last thing that I try to do on this site is to peddle for donations or money of any kind. Chess is a passion of mine and I do my best to keep away from asking for money or contributions. However, I do have to take a moment and remind everyone that the Combined Federal Campaign is well underway and it is a perfect opportunity to donate to a chess-centric charity and help to spread our game to a new generation of teachers, players, and enthusiasts.
If you are unaware of CFC, I recommend visiting their website to find out how you can make a contribution using the U.S. Government pay system to the charity of your choice. I did some research and there are at least two large chess charities accepting donations through CFC this year:
Chess Charities Registered With CFC
|99676||Chess for Success||Portland, OR||Link|
|10212||U.S. Chess Trust||Wallkill, NY||Link|
Most federal employees are familiar with CFC and often get hounded relentlessly with opportunities to give during the campaign season. Chess is an activity that brings hope to those without hope in addition to building confidence and instilling discipline. I hope that you will consider donating to one of the two charities above or finding something that touches your heart this year to contribute to a worthy cause under CFC.