2017 Holiday Helper Program
If you feel that you and your family could benefit from the Holiday Helper Program, please download the Holiday Helper Student Application, fill it out and return it to the CFCC Financial Aid office in room U-138 by the application deadline, Wednesday, November 15, 2017, at 5:00 p.m.
If you would like to sponsor the Holiday Helper Program, please download the Sponsorship Form and return it along with your gift to the CFCC Foundation, Inc., 411 North Front Street, Wilmington, NC 28401, by Tuesday, November 21, 2017.
Did you know? You may donate to the Holiday Helpers in lieu of buying gifts at Christmas for friends, family, business associates, and to fellow workers’ Secret Santa. Please write names and addresses of those you want to honor/memorialize on the back of the Sponsor Form and we will send an attractive card promptly notifying them of your gift!
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. Sponsor forms are available for download on this site in October of each year.
Students may apply for assistance through the CFCC Financial Aid Office in the fall semester. Applications are available in the Financial Aid Office (U-123) or may be downloaded on this page, beginning in October of each year. Students must complete the application and return it to the Financial Aid office for consideration.
The Story of Holiday Helpers
The CFCC Foundation’s Holiday Helpers program was established in 2005 by a CFCC Foundation board member who wanted to find a way to help deserving students during the holidays. “CFCC students work so hard to get an education or learn a trade that will enable them to better provide for their families,” she said. “Many of them work during the day or evening, and the financial and stress burden that holidays place on them is significant.”
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 “holiday help” to their children and families – 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.