Show Some Love! CFC Designated Charity #12300

August 29, 2016

Diverse group of babies playing.

Child Care Aware® of America has been selected as a 2016 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) Designated Charity! The Combined Federal Campaign is the only authorized workplace giving opportunity for federal employees and members of the military. It runs September 1 – December 30 in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Participation is optional, and all donations are tax deductible.

CFCIf you are a federal employee or military service member: Please select #12300 as your CFC charity of choice.

If you know someone who is a federal employee or military service member: Please encourage them to select #12300 as their CFC charity of choice. Also, encourage them to tell their colleagues and friends about us.

Why Choose Child Care Aware® of America as Your CFC Designated Charity?

Eleven million children younger than age five are in some form of child care for an average of 36 hours a day. Regardless of whether child care is provided in a center or a family home, it is an essential component of daily life for millions of American families, but quality care is expensive. The cost of child care in every state rivals families’ annual expenditures on almost every other household expense, including housing, transportation, and even the cost of tuition at a four-year, public university.

Child care plays an important role in the economy, too, helping to generate 15 million jobs and more than $500 billion in income annually. Families need child care so they can work, and children need a safe and nurturing place where they can learn and continue their healthy development.

That’s why your support to Child Care Aware® of America is so important. Your dollars truly make a difference. Your support helps:

  • Empower every day parents and family caretakers to advocate for positive change in their communities—change that saves the lives of young children.
  • Provide emergency response to child care providers and early education centers in Baton Rouge, LA, during their most challenging times as well as preparing these communities for crisis situations prior to natural and man-made disasters.
  • Offer free webinars to parents and child care providers about topics like the Zika virus, childhood obesity, and child care laws in their state.
  • Educate child care educators and providers through our professional development and so much more!

Remember our Child Care Aware® of America CFC number is 12300. Together, we can ensure that every family in America has access to high-quality, affordable child care. I look forward to you joining us in investing in America’s future.

Thank you in advance for your support!

Questions? Email us at or call (571) 303-2305.

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Adina Young

Written by Adina Young

Adina Young is the Sr. Communications Manager at Child Care Aware® of America.