On July 20th and 27th, the Me Fine Foundation will once again spread some cheer to kids who really need it. Thanks to the thousands of dollars and hundreds of toys donated by our supporters, we were once again will bring Christmas in July to the children at Duke and UNC Children’s hospitals. Led by the one and only Santa Claus, volunteers will distribute toys to the sickest children in the hospitals. Christmas in July is important in that it fills a recreation and activity gap in the summer when so many volunteers, staff, and students are away.
While Santa will be distributing such items as toy trucks and stuffed animals to small children, there is a group of sick children who are sometimes underserved. Teenagers being treated at Duke and UNC Children’s Hospitals can make up a substantial part of the patient population. We want to make sure we bring joy to these group of kids as well as small children, so this year we’ll be distributing gift cards for teen patients to choose.
We know how important it is for teens to assert their independence and individuality, even when they’re confined to a hospital bed for the summer. We hope to brighten their spirits with gift cards from Game Stop, Amazon, iTunes, Wal-Mart, Target and others. We’re excited about this initiative because it fills a need. It’s also an easy way for you or your business to get involved in Me Fine and make an impact in your community.
Simply purchase a $25 gift card that a teen would use and mail to 2017 Woodrow St. Durham, N.C. 27705 or purchase online and e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org by July 14th.
The Me Fine Foundations exists to bring hope to families in medical crisis. Christmas in July is just one example of how we achieve our mission. Thank you for your support.
-Richard Averitte, Board Chair, Me Fine Foundation