The Peace Corps held their 2009 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) kickoff today before a raucous crowd in their Shriver Hall. Employees dressed as cheerleaders led cheers of “C-F-C!” while others held pro-CFC signs and banners to express their support for this year’s fund drive which they’ve named the “Bring it Home” campaign.
“Why should the Peace Corps care about the CFC anyway?” asked the Corps’ Chief of Staff, Stacy Rhodes. “It is because our core mission is very much like the exact purpose of the CFC campaign? We can expand our fight against poverty, hunger, disease and help build the capacity of people in need of support and an opportunity to improve their lives,” he said.
Event highlights included:
The announcement of their goal ($127,000) by “Head Coach” Stacy Rhodes
The premiere of the “Peace Corp Raps” video
A “Cheer contest” involving all eight floors of their building
A video message from President Obama