Many people in our area participate in the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) and in the United Way Campaign this time of year, making donations to service organizations through workplace giving. Eighteen Lutheran-sponsored organizations who share a common mission of answering the Lord’s call to aid people in need are part of the synod’s Gifts of Hope program, including social service agencies and outdoor camps. Find CFC and United Way numbers for these organizations compiled for your convenience at http://www.giftsofhopedc.org/beneficiary-organizations/  .