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California Pizza Kitchen Fundraiser

We’re thrilled to be involved in a fundraiser with California Pizza Kitchen! The nationwide restaurant chain known for its innovative and nontraditional pizzas has generously offered to donate a portion of online gift card sales. Visit this link , purchase a gift card and 10% of the proceeds will be donated to Me Fine. This offer is available until February 19th and you must purchase from the designated link. You can also send a digital gift card for use at any California Pizza Kitchen in the country. That makes this a great way for friends and families from out of town to support what we do. Please remember it is critical that the exact link above be used for all purchases in order for Me Fine to receive a donation.

On March 2nd, California Pizza Kitchen at Southpoint in Durham will be donating 20% of all sales to Me Fine. Print out and present this flyer (or show from your cell phone) and 20% of your check will be donated to Me Fine. This includes take-out and catering. So if you’re planning a meeting, business lunch, or cater for your office, this would be a great option!

We are so thankful of California Pizza Kitchen and supporting our mission. Please contact us if you have any questions and thank you for your support!

-Richard Averitte, Marketing Director, Me Fine Foundation

 

Raffle for Signed Luke Kuechly Jersey

North Carolina is buzzing with excitement as the Carolina Panthers prepare to play in Super Bowl 50 and Me Fine is giving you an opportunity to win a piece of their historic season! Donate $25 to the Me Fine Foundation and you’ll be entered in a chance to win an Autographed Jersey signed by Carolina Panthers Linebacker, Luke Kuechly. The jersey is custom made (not NFL official) for framing, out of heavy sewn material and authenticated with third party authentication from James Spence Authentication. Luke has signed it on the back with a beautiful Panthers Silver marker.

Kuechly was the 2013 NFL Rookie of the Year, 2013 All-Pro, 2014 NFL Defensive Player of the Year, and was named to the 2015 Pro-Bowl. He’ll be a defensive captain when the Panthers kick off against the Broncos for Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara.

Only 100 entries will be sold and there are under 50 remaning!  Entries are $25 each OR 5 or more for $20 each. We will select a winner and announce it on Friday, February 5th at Noon. Enter here to win.

Proceeds from all sales will go to support the Me Fine Foundation and our mission to provide vital financial assistance and emotional support to critically and terminally ill children being treated at Duke Children’s and the NC Children’s Hospital in Chapel Hill.

Good luck and #KeepPounding !

-Richard Averitte, Marketing Chair, Me Fine Foundation

Local Business Help Me Fine Finish Strong in 2015

Thanks to some local small businesses, December was an exceptionally busy month for Me Fine. In addition to the CEI “Wrap In Red” fundraiser, we jumped from fundraiser to fundraiser thanks to the amazing generosity some of our community partners.

On 12/1, Jose & Sons wrapped up their Spice Festival, a featured menu of appetizers, entrees, and drinks that highlight either spices or spicy flavors. Jose & Sons dedicated 20% of the proceeds from this featured menu and ended up presenting us a with a check for $400.

On 12/3, Bailey’s Fine Jewelry and 99.9 The Fan hosted a Guys’ Night benefiting Me Fine. A night filled with shopping, socializing food and drink ended up raising $700.

On 12/16, Elmo’s Diner  in Durham donated 10% of the entire day’s sales to Me Fine. The restaurant and their generous patrons helped us raise $800 for our cause.

 

The small businesses in our community have demonstrated the ability to make a big impact on our mission. We hope their actions will inspire other small business to support Me Fine and the other non-profits that serve our community.

-Richard Averitte, Marketing Chair, Me Fine Foundation

CEI’s “Wrap It In Red” Raises Thousands for Me Fine Foundation

“Wrap It In Red”, a fundraiser held on December 10th and hosted by locally owned CEI Digital Office, raised over $5,000 for the Me Fine Foundation. The digital office solutions provider hosted the event at their headquarters and WRAL-TV personality Elizabeth Gardner served as emcee for the night.

Adults and children alike enjoyed food and drink generously donated by an array of local vendors. Children had their photo taken with Santa, while the Leesville High School Orchestra and the Live Oaks band entertained the crowd with music throughout the evening.

All funds raised from Wrap It In Red went to Me Fine’s mission of providing financial assistance and emotional support programs to parents and caregivers with children receiving long-term medical treatment from Duke and UNC Children’s Hospitals. Unwrapped toys were also collected for Me Fine’s “Hope For The Holidays” program that helps families during the holidays that have experienced severe medical hardships over the past year and may otherwise have little to look forward to during the holiday season.

“ What an evening and what a generous outpouring of support from the community,” said Blake Alford, CEO of CEI. “As a locally owned company, it is import to us that our philanthropic efforts are felt on local level. We know that with Me Fine this will happen,” he added.

For more information about Me Fine Foundation please call (919) 202-0086 or visit www.mefinefoundation.org.

 

Carolina Hurricanes Scores Big For Me Fine

Our friends at the Carolina Hurricanes played Santa Claus over Christmas by hosting a weeklong toy drive, collecting nearly 450 toys. The toys were donated to Me Fine and East Durham Children’s Initiative in order to provide some holiday cheer for families in need. All donors received a “buy one, get one” ticket voucher to the Canes game versus the Washington Capitals on December 21st.

We are thankful to have such generous community partners as the Carolina Hurricanes. We marvel at their ability to engage fans in helping them serve the community. The organization’s philanthropic spirit is contagious and we look forward to a long partnership.

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-Richard Averitte, Marketing Chair

Me Fine Foundation and Headbands of Hope Partner in Holiday Delivery to UNC Children’s Hospital

The following news release was distributed today. We’re so excited to partner with Headbands of Hope!

-Richard Averitte, Marketing Chair, Me Fine Foundation

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Me Fine Foundation and Headbands of Hope Partner in Holiday Delivery to UNC Children’s Hospital

Raleigh, N.C. (December 17th, 2015)- A local non-profit and a local startup partnered to bring holiday cheer to some children in need. On December 8th, Me Fine Foundation and Headbands of Hope collaborated on a delivery of festive headbands and hats to children being treated at the UNC Children’s Hospital. Each organization’s mission is to serve children battling critical illness.

Headbands of Hope is a for-purpose company established in April 2012. For every headband sold, a headband is given to a child with cancer. Founded by a college student, Jessica Ekstrom, Headbands of Hope has donated headbands to every children’s hospital in the United States.

Me Fine Foundation offers financial assistance and emotional support programs to parents and caregivers who children are receiving long-term medical treatment from Duke and UNC Children’s Hospitals. The collaboration with Headbands of Hope was formed at HQ Raleigh, where each organization has a working space.

“What started out as a chance meeting at HQ Raleigh turned into a collaboration that put smiles on some special kid’s faces,” said Joey Powell, Executive Director of Me Fine Foundation.” Headbands of Hope involvement proves startups or businesses of any size can serve their community and make an impact, “ he added.

For more information about Me Fine Foundation please call (919) 202-0086 or visit www.mefinefoundation.org.

For more information about Headbands of Hope, please call (919) 323-4140 or visit http://www.headbandsofhope.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guys’ Night to Benefit Me Fine

Guys Night

On December 3rd from 6p-8pm, Bailey’s Fine Jewelry and 99.9 The Fan will be hosting a Guys’ Night benefiting Me Fine. Get some holiday shopping done while enjoying complimentary beer from Neuse River Brewing Company, food from Kamado Grille, shoe shines and hot shaves from Arrow and goodies from River Ridge Golf Cub. A percentage of proceeds from the evening will go towards supporting Me Fine!

This fun event will be held at Bailey’s Cameron Village location in Raleigh. Bailey’s is well known for their philanthropic efforts and we are so appreciative of them to include us. Please join us on 12/3 for a night of food, drink and fellowship to benefit Me Fine!

-Richard Averitte, Marketing Chair

Wrap It In Red for Me Fine

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Our friends at CEI  will be hosting the Wrap It In Red event to benefit the Me Fine Foundation on December 10th from 4p-7p. Wrap It In Red will be collecting packaged and unwrapped toys for “Hope For The Holidays” Program. This program helps families during the holidays who have experienced severe medical hardships over the past year and may otherwise have little to look forward to during the holiday season.

Join us for or a night of celebration and community featuring:

– Music by CEI’s own Blake Smith, the Leesville High School Orchestra & local DJ’s

– Food tasting by local restaurants, beer & wine provided

– Gameroom by Triangle Home Gamerooms with pinball, air hockey and vintage arcade games.

– Silent Auction

– Live Auction featuring just a couple of fantastic items sure to make the holiday season special.

– Pictures with Santa Claus

The event will be emceed by WRAL’s Elizabeth Gardner and tickets are only $10. All proceeds will benefit Me Fine Foundation and you can purchase your tickets here. 

We’re so thankful to have such a generous supporting sponsor in CEI. This event will be hosted at their office located at 8701 Brickell Avenue in Raleigh. For more information or to get involved, e-mail events@copycei.com.

Bring the whole family and a unwrapped, package toy on December 10th to Wrap It In Red and help the community!

-Richard Averitte, Marketing Chair

Jose & Sons Spices It Up for Me Fine!

Our friends at Jose & Sons, a Southern-inspired Mexican restaurant located in downtown Raleigh, will feature their annual Spice Festival from November 19th – 29th. The Spice Festival is a featured menu of appetizers, entrees, and drinks that highlight either spices or spicy flavors. Every year Jose & Sons dedicates 20% of the proceeds from this featured menu towards a non-profit.

This year Jose & Sons has selected Me Fine Foundation as their benefactor! In addition to the donation, Jose & Sons will share some details regarding our mission through their social media channels along with parenting with us on other marketing opportunities. At the end of the event, Jose & Sons will tally their sales from the featured menu and present us a check for 20% of that total!

We are so thankful of Jose & Sons and their generosity towards our mission. It’s exciting partner with such a unique concept and a jewel of the downtown Raleigh scene. Please join us November 19th-29th at Jose & Sons, enjoy one their featured food or drinks and help Me Fine!

-Richard Averitte, Marketing Chair

Me Fine Foundation Volunteer Appreciation Happy Hours!

Join us as we celebrate this year’s accomplishments, hard work and volunteer efforts that make all the difference for the families challenged with the journey of treatment! Our friends at Peachy Keen Boutique in Cary will be hosting a Volunteer Appreciation Happy Hours on November 19th from 4pm-7pm!

Come mix and mingle with fellow Me Fine Foundation volunteers, affiliates and supporters, met and greet some of the parents, caregivers and staff from Duke & UNC all while enjoying complimentary beer/wine and festive treats. Learn more about Me Fine and shop with a purpose for the holidays! Peachy Keen will be donating 10% of all sales to the Me Fine Foundation to support holiday initiatives!

Everyone who RSVPs via the Eventbrite link, http://mefinehappyhours-peachykeen.eventbrite.com/  ,will get a complimentary swag bag. All are welcome so register today!

We are so thankful of Peachy Keen and their generosity. We hope to see you!

-Richard Averitte, Marketing Chair

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