Wilmington, NC – More than 115 Cape Fear Community College student families had a happier holiday season this year due to generous donations to the Holiday Helpers program at CFCC.
The Holiday Helpers program was established in 2005 by CFCC foundation board member Betsy Leonard to support CFCC students who struggle financially during the holidays.
Each year, students are invited to apply for holiday assistance through the program. CFCC’s financial aid office carefully reviews each application to ensure recipients meet the financial need requirements.
So far this year, more than $17,000 has been donated to provide gifts for CFCC students in need. The donations helped more than 260 children from 115 student families.
“It’s truly heartwarming to see our community come together to support these hard-working students and their children,” said Margaret Robison, CFCC’s vice president for institutional advancement. “I know that each child the program helped experienced a happier holiday because of the generous support of the Wilmington community.”
For more information about how you can support CFCC students, visit cfcc.edu/foundation.