It has been said that it takes a village to raise a child. At Me Fine, we witness the truth of this statement on a daily basis as we work together to support families in their hour of need. When we work together, we can accomplish so much more. The following projects are ideal for individuals or groups who are looking to support a Me Fine program or initiative.
* Please note that due to health concerns and HIPAA regulations, we do not permit volunteers to interact with Me Fine supported children in a hospital setting.
Events for Me Fine Supported Families
Spread a little holiday cheer throughout the year by supporting one of the following Me Fine events:
Christmas in July
For most children, summer is the most anticipated season of the year, promising time away from school, endless outdoor activities, and fun family vacations. For pediatric inpatients stuck in the confines of their hospital beds, however, it can be the most difficult time of the year.
Each July, Me Fine brings a little ray of sunshine to children at Duke Children’s Medical Center, WakeMed Children’s Hospital, and the UNC Children’s Hospital with its Christmas in July Program. Children can play holiday-themed games, have their faces painted, and pick out a special gift to keep. Additionally, we deliver Care Packages to all families currently admitted to the hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). The highlight of these events is getting to visit with Santa Claus for individual or family photos.
Hope for the Holidays
Make a difference this holiday season with Me Fine Foundation! With your help, we can bring hope to critically ill children and their families at Duke, WakeMed, and UNC Children’s Hospitals
A cancer diagnosis brings with it many challenges: the physical discomfort of treatment, boredom after days or weeks of being confined to a hospital bed, and the struggle to understand the illness itself are just a few examples. Working with hospital staff, Me Fine has developed customized Welcome Kits to serve newly admitted pediatric cancer patients at each stage of development from babies to teens. Each kit contains age-appropriate toys and items for a child, along with resources to help children process their diagnosis.
For questions related to donating a Welcome Kit, please contact Meredith Izlar, Program Director.
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Host a Fundraising Event
If your organization is interested in hosting a fundraiser in support of Me Fine, we are happy to help! Please contact us for more information.