Christmas In July Brings Hope To Families In Need

Santa Claus and The Avengers came to visit some children being treated at Duke and UNC hospitals on July 21st and 27th, courtesy of The Me Fine Foundation. Thanks to the thousands of dollars and hundreds of toys donated by our supporters, The Me Fine Foundation’s annual Christmas in July event was a “marvel” success!  Santa and his super helpers joined forces with volunteers and Me Fine board members to distribute toys to the sickest children in the hospitals.

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Our board members served as Santa’s helpers during Christmas in July, collecting toys and gift cards as well as helping spread cheer to various clinics and inpatient rooms visited. 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. Specific shoutouts for donations to Christmas in July go to: Cornelia & Kevin Grundmeier, The Carolina Dart Association, Johnson-Lambert, and Zach’s Toy Chest! We are so thankful to the community for supporting this wonderful program that brings hope to so many.

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Would you or your business like to help support programs like these and others? Join us on Saturday, September 17th for an unbelievable evening of live music and dancing, incredible food and drink, all benefitting our community’s children who need our help. The 2016 Me Fine Foundation Gala sponsored by Centrifuge Media will once again be held in downtown Raleigh at City Club Raleigh. The Annual Me Fine Gala is our signature fundraising event. Since our foundation receives no funding from federal, state or local government, we rely heavily on the success of this event.

Be a part of this fantastic event by getting tickets now before they sell out! Take advantage of our early bird special and purchase tickets here for the reduced rate of $100/single and $180/couple through August 15. After that date, only single tickets will be for sale at $125/each. Buy your tickets here! Your business can also help Me Fine by serving as a sponsor! Click here for sponsorship information!

Thank you for your support!

-Richard Averitte, Marketing Chair