In a year like no other, your assistance is needed even more!
You can bring hope to children in medical crisis and their families, this holiday season and all year long, through Me Fine Foundation’s annual Hope for the Holidays program.
Our Angel Tree Wishlist Needs Your Help!
Toys and gifts collected through our Angel Trees bring joy to families in the midst of a new diagnosis or sudden hospitalization over the holidays and all year long as we keep our partner hospitals stocked with items to comfort, motivate, and distract children during treatment. Given that many people are working from home this year, we are offering a VIRTUAL Angel Tree on Amazon!
Each item on the wishlist corresponds to needs for children and families at our partner hospitals. Requests range from toys, games, and art supplies, to baby items and gift cards that help parents manage the expenses of their child’s treatment.
Items purchased from the Angel Tree wishlist will be shipped directly to Me Fine to be delivered to families for the holidays and to pediatric units throughout the year.
Spread the word!
Help amplify the reach of our virtual Angel Tree this year by signing up your business or community group to be an Angel Tree Partner! Me Fine will provide you with language and customized materials for digital communications to help you spread the word to your network. Sign up here!
Already signed up? You can find Angel Tree messaging materials here.
Thank you for sharing hope with children in medical crisis and their families this holiday season!
[FULL for 2020] Adopt a Family with the Dream Team!
The Me Fine Dream Team adopts families at Duke, WakeMed, and UNC Children’s Hospitals who would not otherwise have holiday gifts due to a child’s treatment for a medical crisis. 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.
We call our holiday supporters the “Dream Team” because of their willingness to be on-call to help provide holiday gifts for a family in crisis. Families will be referred to Me Fine by hospital staff beginning November 9th. Me Fine will accept referrals through December 14th and gifts will be distributed to families over the weekend of December 18th-20th.
How to get involved:
Step 1 – Sign up! This will get you a spot on our Dream Team roster and help us to match you with a family as referrals come in. Note: Our donor roster is FULL for 2020! Thank you to our community for stepping up for our families in such a big way!
Step 2 – Me Fine will assign families to Dream Team members as we receive referrals from the hospitals. Referrals begin on Monday, November 9 (referral window is 11/9-12/14). Once matched, you will receive a detailed wish list for each child in the home, as well as for the caregiver(s). Links to specific items will be provided whenever possible.
Step 3 – Follow the list! Me Fine will have worked directly with the family to identify their needs and wishes.
Step 4 – Shop and deliver! Options for getting us your items will be provided when you receive your family list. All gifts must be UNWRAPPED and provided to Me Fine no later than Wednesday, December 16.