FEEA Hearts Feds!

All of us at FEEA would like to wish you a very Happy Valentine’s Day!

Every day we see our donors, partners, and volunteers showing their hearts by supporting Feds in need. We couldn’t do it without you!

Since 1986, we have served over 50,000 federal families with emergency no-interest loans, disaster relief grants, scholarships, and childcare subsidies. Learn more about our four signature programs.

FEEA is the only independent, national, nonprofit organization dedicated to federal civilian public servants. All FEEA’s programs are made possible by our generous individual and organizational sponsors who donate directly and pledge to CFC #11185 each year.

Just 5 Weeks Left to Submit Your Scholarship Application!

At 11:59pm EDT on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, FEEA’s open scholarship application season ends. That means feds and their family members have 5 weeks left to complete an application and now is a great time to get started, especially to give your Reference Contact enough time to complete their work. All parts of the application must be completed and submitted by the deadline, including the reference. If you already started your application, don’t wait until the last minute to finish! You must click the “Submit” button at the bottom of section 3 when you are finished filling everything out – if you don’t click, your application will not be considered!

Visit www.feea.org/scholarships for complete information about the program and a link to the application. And check out the recording of our Scholarship Application Webinar for tips on how to submit a strong application.

Volunteer at Home as a Scholarship Reviewer

Did you know you can volunteer for FEEA without leaving your house? FEEA’s annual scholarship competition awards more than 250 merit scholarships each year to students across all disciplines and we are looking for volunteers to review scholarship applications in April/May 2018.

The evaluation process is completely online and only requires a personal computer to participate. Volunteers can be professionals from any discipline or sector and all volunteers must be U.S. citizens. You should have 6-10 hours available to volunteer over a 2-3 week period and should be comfortable evaluating:

  • The applicant’s record of academic and personal achievement;
  • The applicant’s record of community service and engagement;
  • The recommendation of the academic or professional contact; and
  • The substance and quality of writing throughout the application.

The majority of applicants are undergraduate students, with some graduate students as well. Interested? Sign up on our website. Questions? Email us at fedshelpingfeds@feea.org.

Discount Codes and Prizes for the 2018 Public Service Walk/Run!

The 2018 Public Service Charity Walk/Run is coming up on Sunday, May 6, and this year we are offering prizes to friends who help us sign up more walkers and runners. Prizes are available for both the DC-area race at National Harbor, MD, and the virtual race taking place all across the country.

Register for an individual or group discount code and use it to get $5 off your registration. Then, share the code with your friends and family so they can get $5 off too! The more people who use your code the bigger the prize you can earn – like a registration refund or a GoPro – if enough people use your code. Virtual and National Harbor event registrations both count toward prizes, so be sure to share with all your friends or fellow group members no matter where they are. If you sign up for a group code and win a prize, we’ll send it to you and you can hold a drawing among your group members to award it.

Learn more about prizes and how to register for your code on our website.

Please pledge to 11185: Only 48 Hours to Finalize Your CFC Pledges!

Just 48 hours left to pledge to the Combined Federal Campaign at: https://cfcgiving.opm.gov/. FEEA’s CFC# is 11185. Won’t you join the thousands of other federal employees who pledge to FEEA each year? For just $2 a pay period you could help come to the rescue of a family in need.

This year you can also join us by pledging volunteer hours through the CFC. Learn more about how to volunteer with FEEA at www.feea.org/volunteer.

In 2017, FEEA was there for nearly 500 federal families with emergency loans, disaster relief grants, merit scholarships, and scholarships for children of federal employees who survived their parents after a terrorist attack.  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!

Know Someone Whose Federal Work Deserves Recognition? Nominate Them for the Sammies!

FEEA wants to make sure all of our donors, beneficiaries, and friends in the federal workforce know about the Service to America Medals and how to nominate someone for the award (please see below for details). We count among our supporters and grantees so many talented and dedicated federal public servants and hope to see them recognized at this event!

The Partnership for Public Service is accepting nominations for the 2018 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals. Now in its 17th year, the Sammies shine a spotlight on the dedication and ingenuity of our federal workforce. Submitting nominations is a terrific opportunity to appreciate and recognize the federal employees you know whose work and accomplishments make our country safer, healthier and stronger. This recognition can be a nice morale boost during this time of transition and change.

All career, civilian federal employees are eligible, including teams, and anyone familiar with the nominee’s work and accomplishments may submit a nomination. The deadline for nominations is January 17.

Please visit servicetoamericamedals.org to access the online nomination form, as well as eligibility requirements, category descriptions and profiles of past honorees.

Would you come to someone’s rescue for $2 a pay period? One week till CFC Pledging Closes.

There is just one week left to pledge in this year’s Combined Federal Campaign at: https://cfcgiving.opm.gov/. FEEA’s CFC# is 11185. Won’t you join the thousands of other federal employees who pledge to FEEA each year? For just $2 a pay period you could help come to the rescue of a family in need.

This year you can also join us by pledging volunteer hours through the CFC. Learn more about how to volunteer with FEEA at www.feea.org/volunteer.

Retirees can now pledge in the CFC!

OPM has now received Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to incorporate the federal employee annuity program into this year’s CFC. This means retiree donors can now pledge online at https://cfcgiving.opm.gov.

If you are a retiree, please consider making a pledge to donate via the Combined Federal Campaign to FEEA. If everyone did we could be there for all federal families in need. It takes just a minute on the new CFC pledging system using FEEA’s CFC # 11185.

We at FEEA are excited about the changes to the CFC this year, especially OPM’s more transparent and cost efficient fee structure for charities which means more dollars will get to the charities federal employee donors select. And please remember to check “Yes” on the share pledge information box so we can keep you updated on how your donation was used.

Thank you for supporting FEEA!

Happy New Year From FEEA!

All of us at FEEA wish you and your loved ones a happy and healthy 2018!

 

What Will You Do Before Midnight?

As you prepare for your festivities this evening can we ask one more favor? There are just hours left until the clock strikes midnight and the tax year ends! Please consider a tax-deductible gift to FEEA today.

In 2017, FEEA was there for nearly 500 federal families with emergency loans, disaster relief grants, merit scholarships, and scholarships for children of federal employees who survived their parents after a terrorist attack.  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!