Mary's Story

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Sharing stories about why your charitable cause is important to you is a big part of the CFC. Here is an example from Mary Coats, a federal employee working in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

"My cause, access to sports for individuals with disabilities, is important to me because I have seen how much these sports programs can help increase confidence, independence, and fitness just by reducing the barriers to participation. This cause is close to my heart because I have a brother with Down syndrome."

Read other stories and learn about how to develop your own here.