Community Outreach Encouraged
Vol.8 Issue 8
Cynde Starnes volunteered her time with gift wrapping at a local mall for a CFC Charity: Ally’s House.

Cynde Starnes is a Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) coordinator for the Enterprise Services Center (ESC). She knows the importance of community involvement and the power that it has to bring positive, measurable change in our communities. For several years, Cynde has been a champion for community involvement and encourages ESC CFC key workers and staff to participate in some of the volunteer opportunities that are available.

There are more than 1.8 million active non-profit organizations in the U.S., and there are many ways to get involved with your community. The latest data shows the value of a volunteer hour is estimated to be about $30.

Below are some examples that Cynde shares to encourage ESC CFC key workers and staff to become more active in the community:

  • Volunteer your time
  • Donate items which CFC agencies can use
  • Get involved in our local Chamber of Commerce
  • Collect canned goods for local pantries/foodbanks
  • Participate in a blood drive
  • Help with a community garden
  • Talk with your local schools/teachers about classroom needs
  • Volunteer to help at school crossings

If there’s a volunteer opportunity, you can be assured that Cynde Starnes will be involved. Here she is, in the center of this image (2nd row; 8th person from left) during the Aeronautical Center’s volunteer effort at the Regional Food Bank.

In recent months, ESC employees have volunteered at the Regional Food Bank, the HUGS project, and the Yukon Food Pantry. These volunteer hours help to reduce operating costs for local non-profits and help to make a difference to those who use their services.

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