How a small loan can make a huge difference to a family

Hardships can strike any family. And when they do, many families are left with scary financial choices, like taking on high interest credit card or payday loan debt, or missing rent or mortgage payments and risking eviction. And with close to half a million federal employees learning less than $50,000 a year, a tragedy can really derail a fed.

This year FEEA provided almost 100 emergency no-fee no-interest loans to federal employees who had a severely ill child, a fire in their home, a death in the family, or other unforeseen personal emergency.  We were only able to help these families through the generosity of our individual and organizational donors. If you know of a federal employee who might be eligible for our loan program please encourage them to visit www.feea.org/emergency.

 

We’ve just gotten our Platinum GuideStar Seal!

We’re proud to announce that FEEA has earned the Platinum GuideStar Nonprofit Profile Seal of Transparency, the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar, the world’s largest source of nonprofit information.

The GuideStar database contains a profile for every tax-exempt nonprofit registered with the IRS. The GuideStar levels, acknowledged as symbols of transparency in the nonprofit sector, are displayed on all updated participants’ profiles in the GuideStar database.

FEEA is the only independent, national, nonprofit organization for federal employees and by federal employees. All of FEEA’s programs are made possible by our generous individual and organizational sponsors. Thank you for your support!

 

Today is International Volunteer Day!

Did you know today is International Volunteer Day? Each year Americans volunteer over 7 billion hours to help those organizations that matter most to them. If you’d like to learn how you can volunteer with FEEA please visit: www.feea.org/volunteer. Many of our volunteer opportunities can be done right from your home!

This year you can also pledge volunteer hours as part of the Combined Federal Campaign at https://cfcgiving.opm.gov/. FEEA’s CFC # is 11185!

FEEA is the only independent, national, nonprofit organization for federal employees and by federal employees. All of FEEA’s programs are made possible by our generous individual and organizational sponsors. Thank you for your support!

 

Will you help us change a life?

Bills and anxiety pile up quickly when you or a family member has a severe illness, your house is damaged in a hurricane, or a loved one passes. We’re writing to ask for your urgent support today so we can be there for feds like Nate*.

This year Nate, a federal employee in the DC metro area, suffered a sudden heart attack that kept him out of work for several weeks. Nate has always been there to serve his fellow Americans. And in his time of need, FEEA was there for Nate. When his sick leave ran out and bills began to pile up we offered him a no-interest, no-fee loan to help him pay his rent.

Please make a tax-deductible donation today to FEEA to help us meet our goal of being there for all feds in need.

* Nate’s name and picture have been changed to protect his privacy.

 

In case you missed our interview on Federal News Radio!

In case you missed our interview this week on Federal News Radio’s Morning Drive with Tom Temin you can listen to it here.

 

 

Learn more about what FEEA is up to this holiday season, our programs, and how you can get involved!

FEEA is the only independent, national, nonprofit organization for federal employees and by federal employees. All of FEEA’s programs are made possible by our generous individual and organizational sponsors. Thank you for your support!

 

Our Commitment to Higher Education

Today may be the last day of National Scholarship Month, but for FEEA it’s just the beginning. Our scholarship common application is now available at www.feea.org/schoalrships and the next deadline will be March 21, 2018.

Meet Angela:

Angela is one of our FEEA 2017 scholarship recipients. She is currently a sophomore studying nursing. While in her nursing program she has also been an active volunteer for Ronald McDonald House and a suicide prevention program. We congratulate Angela on her academic and community achievements and wish her the best this school year!

FEEA is the only independent, national, nonprofit organization for federal employees and by federal employees. All of FEEA’s programs are made possible by our generous individual and organizational sponsors. Thank you for your support!

 

It’s Giving Tuesday! Help us meet our goal.

Today is #GivingTuesday, the Global Day of Charitable Giving! If you give to FEEA today your gift will be doubled with generously provided matching funds from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program for use for #Giving Tuesday! This means for every dollar you donate, BCBS will match your tax deductible gift dollar for dollar, doubling your gift to FEEA. Won’t you help us meet our goal of raising $10,000?

FEEA is the only independent, national, nonprofit organization for federal employees and by federal employees. All of FEEA’s programs are made possible by our generous individual and organizational sponsors. Thank you for your support!

Tomorrow is #GivingTuesday! Help us hit our matching target!

Tomorrow, Tuesday November 28, is #GivingTuesday! We are excited that the Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (BCBS) has generously provided $5,000 in matching gift funds to FEEA for use for #Giving Tuesday! This means for every dollar you donate, BCBS will match your tax deductible gift dollar for dollar, doubling your gift to FEEA. Won’t you help us meet our goal of raising $10,000?

 

#GivingTuesday, now in its 6th year, is a global giving movement that has been built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in all 50 states and in countries around the world.

FEEA is the only independent, national, nonprofit organization for federal employees and by federal employees. All of FEEA’s programs are made possible by our generous individual and organizational sponsors. Thank you for your support!

Happy Thanksgiving!

All of us at the Federal Employee Education & Assistance Fund wish you and your loved ones a joyful Thanksgiving! We are so thankful for all the FEEA supporters who have come together this year to help aid families in need and support our annual scholarship programs.

If you have a story about why you are thankful for FEEA we’d love to hear it. Please email us at fedshelpingfeds@feea.org to tell us how we impacted you and your family. FEEA is the only independent, national, nonprofit organization for federal employees and by federal employees. All of FEEA’s programs are made possible by our generous individual and organizational sponsors.

 

Save the Date #GivingTuesday Nov 28

On Tuesday, November 28 we are participating in #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving. We are excited to announce that the Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (BCBS) has generously provided $5,000 in matching gift funds to FEEA for use for #Giving Tuesday! This means for every dollar you donate, BCBS will match your tax deductible gift dollar for dollar, doubling your gift to FEEA. Won’t you help us meet our goal of raising $10,000 next Tuesday?

Last year, millions of people in 98 countries came together to celebrate #GivingTuesday and kick off the holiday season.

FEEA is the only independent, national, nonprofit organization for federal employees and by federal employees. All of FEEA’s programs are made possible by our generous individual and organizational sponsors. Thank you for your support!