Message from Nora D. Volkow, M.D., Director, NIDA
On behalf of everyone at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) I am delighted to welcome you to the 2016 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) for NIH.
The CFC is the largest workplace giving campaign in the world. HHS contributes more than any federal agency, and the NIH contribution represents the highest percentage within HHS. This year’s NIH campaign theme is “Show Some Love.” With the help of the CFC, we have the chance to help those in need by reaching this year’s goal of $2.24 million.
The CFC serves charities in the areas of human services, housing and shelter, youth development, employment, mental health and crisis intervention, environmental and medical research, to name a few. All Around Giving (previously known as Universal Giving) provides you the opportunity to donate to more than 20,000 CFC national and international charities. I encourage you to look for organizations or causes that are meaningful to you by searching the CFC of the National Capital Area website.
You may find it convenient to donate through payroll deduction, and have it taken care of automatically every pay period. Or you may wish to make a one-time gift. Whatever way you choose to give, and in whatever amount, you will make a difference. Here are just a few examples of how your contribution can help:
- $1 per pay period protects 5 acres of tropical rainforest and farmland.
- $1 per pay period could buy enough glass slides for a scientist to examine 300 tumor samples under a microscope.
- $2 per pay period can feed five families facing hunger.
- $2 per pay period can buy five mosquito nets to help prevent malaria.
- $3 pay period can provide three hours of respite care for a cancer patient.
- $3 per pay period vaccinates ten senior citizens for pneumonia.
- $5 per pay period plants 5,000 new oysters to help restore local oyster populations.
- $5 per pay period can provide life-saving medical care for a patient
NIH staff have a long and distinguished record of giving to the CFC. I hope that we can once again swiftly reach our CFC goal, while keeping in mind that our contributions to CFC provide much needed hope to many people in need. I look forward to watching our progress as we climb upwards on the CFC tally charts located around campus.
Through our united efforts, we “show some love” for those less fortunate than ourselves.
Thank you for your generous support.
Nora D. Volkow, M.D.