Since 2005, theÂ CFCCÂ Foundationâ€™s â€œHoliday Helpersâ€ program has provided extra financial assistance for CFCC students with children in special need.
This year, the program was able to help 139Â student familiesÂ andÂ over 300 childrenÂ with donations ofÂ $14,000 inÂ gifts, food, clothing, everyday supplies and scholarships – all given by donors from the community.
â€œMany CFCC students have families of their own andÂ workÂ very hard to get an educationÂ to better provide for their children,â€ said Kay Warren, who helps coordinate the program through the CFCC Foundation.
â€œMany of them work during the day or evening, and the extra financial burden that the holidays place on them is significant,â€Â Warren explained.
“We are so grateful to all the donors who participate each year. Students have been extremely touched by the generosity of our community,” Warren said.
To qualify for assistance, students must apply ahead of time and are selected based on financial need.
The Cape Fear Community College Foundation exists solely to support the students, teachers, programs and mission of the College.Â The FoundationÂ secures and manages gifts, including cash contributions, deferred gifts, securities, donated services, and equipment and supplies for educational purposes.
For more information, call Kay Warren at 362-7331.