TheÂ TrinityÂ ChildrenÂ FoundationÂ recently presented a check for more than $11,000 to Cape Fear Community College to continue funding theTrinityÂ ChildrenÂ Foundationâ€™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 theTrinityÂ ChildrenÂ Foundation.
The vision of theÂ TrinityÂ ChildrenÂ FoundationÂ is to provide abused and at-risk children with â€œthe opportunity to enjoy life to the fullest.â€ Funds raised by thefoundationÂ 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.
TrinityÂ ChildrenÂ FoundationÂ Founder, the late Doris Eakes, 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.
Dr. Ted D. Spring, President of Cape Fear Community College, accepted the gift from Eakesâ€™ daughter, Carmen.Â Spring expressed his appreciation for the ongoing support.Â â€œThis scholarship provides educational opportunities for students who really need the support.Â I know that these scholarships ease the burden of students who have already overcome great adversity.â€
TheÂ TrinityÂ ChildrenÂ FoundationÂ was formed by Eakes in 2005 to support children byÂ 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,Â TrinityÂ ChildrenÂ FoundationÂ sponsors an annual motorcycle charity ride.
For more information about Cape Fear Community College (CFCC), the CFCCFoundation, or establishing a scholarship as an honor or memorial, please contact the CFCCÂ FoundationÂ atÂ (910) 362-7207Â or visitÂ www.cfcc.edu/foundation.
(photo L-R, Cathy Crawley,Â TrinityÂ ChildrenÂ Foundation; Dr. Ted D. Spring, Cape Fear Community College; Carmen Eakes,Â TrinityÂ ChildrenÂ Foundation; Ryan Crummie,Â TrinityÂ ChildrenÂ Foundation)