What is the CFCC Holiday Helpers program?
Holiday Helpers is a program set up by generous individuals and organizations in our community who wish to provide holiday gifts to those in need. Current CFCC students who demonstrate financial need will be considered for this program.
This is a wonderful gift alternative for family and friends. If you would like to make a contribution in honor or memory of someone, be sure to include names and contact information with your contribution. The Foundation staff will notify them about your gift to the Holiday Helper Program.
Students apply through the CFCC Financial Aid Office no later than November 22, 2013. Applications are available in the Financial Aid Office in U-123 or students may download the application below, fill it out and return it to the Financial Aid office for consideration.
Sponsor applications are due NovemberÂ 29, 2013 Â in the CFCC Foundation.Â Please see the sponsorship form for submission instructions.
Thank you and happy holidays!
The Story of Holiday Helpers
The CFCC Foundationâ€™s â€œHoliday Helpersâ€ program was established in 2005 by a CFCC Foundation board member who wanted to find a way to help deserving students during the holidays. â€œCFCC students work so hard to get an education or learn a trade that will enable them to better provide for their families,â€ she said. â€œMany of them work during the day or evening, and the financial and stress burden that holidays place on them is significant.â€
In just a few years, the program has expanded dramatically with the assistance of board members, staff and faculty, and a host of dedicated community volunteers and donors. The program now assists over 100 students each year with â€œholiday helpâ€ to their children and families -Â providing gifts, food, clothing, everyday supplies, and even support for tuition and books.
Students have been extremely touched by the generosity of our community. Some weep with joy when they receive their financial assistance, and all are extremely grateful. Many have commented that they are eager to finish their education so they can begin to pay back the generosity the community has shown to them by investing in future students themselves.