Hope for the Holidays

 

 

 

 

With your help, we can bring hope to critically-ill children and their families at Duke and UNC Children’s Hospitals this holiday season and all year long.

 

Adopt a Family

Just as Me Fine provides a financial safety net for families in crisis throughout the year, our Hope for the Holidays program serves families who are in the midst of a new diagnosis, relapse, or unexpected hospitalization during the holiday season. The Me Fine Dream Team adopts families who would not otherwise have Christmas gifts due to a child’s treatment for critical illness. 

We call our holiday supporters the “Dream Team” because of their willingness to be on call for a family experiencing a sudden medical crisis. Families are referred to Me Fine by hospital staff beginning the week of Thanksgiving, and we accept referrals up to the week before Christmas.

We need your help to fill the wish list of a family in crisis between now and Christmas.

How to get involved:

Step 1: Gather any number of people – family members, friends, coworkers, church groups.

Step 2: Sign up here and choose a budget that fits your group financially. Let us know if you have any timeline restrictions as well.

Step 3: Between now and Christmas, Me Fine staff will match you to a family and send you a wish list for each child in the home. We also request a gift card on behalf of parents as a special surprise.

Step 4: Go shopping! Unwrapped gifts can be dropped off at Me Fine partner locations throughout the Triangle until Monday, December 11.

Families are referred to us on a rolling basis as hospitals receive new admissions or learn of crisis situations. Me Fine is the only nonprofit ready to respond to these last-minute needs — but don’t worry, you’ll still have time to shop! Our goal is to give you at least a week to fill the wish list, and Me Fine staff are ready to lend a hand if you need it.

 

Grab a Tag from an Angel Tree

Angel Tree Partners display a collection of hanging tags throughout the holiday season. Each tag corresponds to a child or parent’s request. These requests range from dolls and cars to art supplies, baby toys, and board games, even gas cards to help offset the costs of travel to and from the hospital.  Coworkers and customers alike may choose one or more tags to shop for, and return the unwrapped gift to that location by Monday, December 11.

Sign up here to host an Angel Tree at your place of business. 

Angel Trees will be on display at local businesses across the Triangle and surrounding areas from Nov 1 – Dec 11. Please stop by one of the locations below and grab a tag to help our families!

2017 Angel Tree Locations 

Site Business Address
5/3 Bank – Cary 7210 Tryon Rd, Cary NC 27518
Accelerator School 210 Soccer Park Dr, Cary NC 27511
Atrium ObGyn 2615 Lake Dr, Ste. 201, Raleigh NC 27607
bioMerieux, Inc. 1101 Hamlin Rd, Durham, NC 27704
Brasco /// 305 W. Martin St, Raleigh NC 27601
Championship Martial Arts 8111 Tryon Woods Dr, Cary NC 27518
Chapel Hill Quest Martial Arts 6118-J Farrington Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Clayton Fitness 1370 Cameron Way, Clayton NC 27520
Clayton Smiles 964 NC Hwy 42 W, Clayton NC 27520
Durham PD substation 1 Durham Police Dept, Substation 1
Folden Lee, DDS office 5400 Barber Mill Rd, Clayton NC 27520
Heartwood Montessori 112 Byrum St, Cary NC 27511
Home Towne Realty – Clayton 328 E Main St, Clayton NC 27520
HQ Raleigh 310 S Harrington St, Raleigh NC 27603
Industrious Raleigh 555 Fayetteville St, Ste. 300, Raleigh NC 27601
Jones Cafe 415 E Main St, Clayton NC 27520
Karate International – Raleigh 4720 Hargrove Rd, Raleigh, NC 27616
Karate International – West Raleigh 9101 Leesville Rd, Ste. 145, Raleigh NC 27613
Karate International of Cary 250 Nottingham Dr, Cary NC 27511
Medi Weightloss Clinic – Cary 1051 Darrington Dr, Cary NC 27513
Medi Weightloss Clinic – Raleigh 1911 Falls Valley Dr, Ste. 105, Raleigh NC 27615
O2 Fitness Falconbridge 6118 Farrington Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27517
SAS Technology Marketing Team  
Second Hope Shop 5100 US Hwy 70 E, Princeton, NC 27569
Southern First Bank 5444 Wade Park Blvd, Ste. 100, Raleigh NC 27607
Tippy Toes Dance Studio P.O. Box 220, Princeton, NC 27569
Toddler’s Inn 11547 US-70 BUS, Clayton NC 27520
Town Market 1700 US Hwy 70A East, Pine Level, NC 27568
Triangle Premier Women’s Health – Smithfield 520 North Street, Smithfield, NC 27577
Triangle Presbyterian Church 5001 Tudor Pl, Durham NC 27713
Viceroy Durham 335 W Main St, Durham NC 27701