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The Trinity Children Foundation recently presented a check for more than $8400 to Cape Fear Community College to continue funding the Trinity Children Foundation’s Donna Morse Scholarship.

The scholarship is open to any Cape Fear Community College student who has suffered abuse and has been helped by any of the agencies supported by the Trinity Children Foundation.

The funds for the scholarship were raised through the Trinity Children 3rdAnnual Golf Invitational event held at River Landing Resort in Wallace, NC in August, 2012.

The vision of the Trinity Children Foundation is to provide abused and at-risk children with “the opportunity to enjoy life to the fullest.” Funds raised by the foundation have provided scholarships for children who have been supported by The Carousel Center of Wilmington, The Boys & Girls Homes of Lake Waccamaw and Southmountain Children & Family Services of Nebo, NC.

Trinity Children Foundation Founder Doris Eakes, who recently passed away, dreamed of helping abused and neglected children all over the world, and worked diligently to raise funds and awareness in the Wilmington area and surrounding region.  Cathy Crawley, Vice President of Trinity Children Foundation, said of this donation, “We are going to try and continue the work that Doris started.”

Dr. Ted D. Spring, President of Cape Fear Community College, said that Eakes’ legacy will make a positive future possible for scholarship recipients. “Ms. Eakes’ dedication to students who have overcome terrible adversity will live on as they achieve brighter futures through education.  It’s truly wonderful that her work can endure in this unique way.”

The Trinity Children Foundation was formed by Eakes in 2005 to support children by “addressing the needs for food, clothing, shelter and health care while providing for emotional stability for orphans, underprivileged and at-risk children.”  In addition to the golf invitational, Trinity Children Foundation sponsors an annual motorcycle charity ride.

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