Ways to Help

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 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. The highlight of the event is getting to visit with Santa Claus and have their picture taken with him. We need your help to make this year’s event a success! Please consider supporting us in one of the following ways:

Deliver Toys

Purchase a Gift Card

Sponsor a NICU Care Package

 

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 and UNC Children’s Hospitals

Adopt a Family

Grab a Tag from an Angel Tree

 

Sewing Projects

Bead Bags

Medical Play Dolls

Superkids Capes

Welcome Kits

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, Family Assistance Coordinator. 

Baby/Toddler Kit (0-2 years)

Preschool Kit (2-5 years)

School-age (6-11 years)

Teen (12+ years)

Host an Event

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.

 

Second Hope Shop Thrift Drive

Twenty percent of Me Fine’s annual funding comes from our thrift shop, the Second Hope Shop. Want to help support Me Fine and the Second Hope Shop? Please consider organizing a thrift drive within your company or organization to help collect gently used clothing, furniture, and household items to keep our inventory fresh and appealing to potential buyers and families in need. Contact us for more information on how to get started.

 

 

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