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About the CFC
The 2018 CFC fall campaign is far ahead of last year’s campaign schedule, a good sign that this year’s CFC will be much more successful. Last year’s campaign plummeted nearly 40%, a loss of more than $65 million for charities. One key reason: the campaign started far later than normal.
The biggest changes in 30 years are being made in the federal charity drive, which is why the 2017 campaign is starting later than usual.
Many charities have been responding to the destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey. Many will continue to respond over the coming months and years of recovery. One estimate is that 200,000 homes have been damaged or destroyed by the flood. Of these, 80% were not covered by flood insurance since most were not in a flood plain.
Obama expected to issue executive order allowing retirees to be part of the campaign
More than 3½ years after they were proposed, the new rules for the federal charity drive will go into effect for the next campaign, starting in 2017. The rules were finalized in 2014 but implementation was postponed in 2015 and 2016. The rules call for profound changes in the CFC, one reason they have taken a long time to implement.
We get many calls asking where things like cars, computers and furniture can be donated. Below is a list of who takes what in the Washington, DC area. Here is a list for the San Francisco Bay Area. Here is a list for Southern California.
We tell you what each charity accepts, where and whether they will pick up. These charities are listed alphabetically by name in this list.