CFCC’s Holiday Helpers program brightens the season for families in need

Hundreds of local children will have brighter holiday season thanks to scores of generous donors and Cape Fear Community College.

Since 2005, the CFCC Foundation’s “Holiday Helpers” program has provided extra financial assistance for CFCC students with children in special need.

This year, the program was able to help 139 student families and over 300 children with donations of $14,000 in gifts, food, clothing, everyday supplies and scholarships – all given by donors from the community.

“Many CFCC students have families of their own and work very hard to get an education to better provide for their children,” said Kay Warren, who helps coordinate the program through the CFCC Foundation.

“Many of them work during the day or evening, and the extra financial burden that the holidays place on them is significant,” 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. The Foundation 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.