Giving Together

Julie and Tom happily welcomed 2-year-old Rosie into their Fayetteville home late one Tuesday night. The first time foster parents had completedSmall child in car seat training and volunteered to host any child. The social worker said they would have to get Rosie to the doctor the next morning. However, they did not have a car seat and stores were closed. Emergency placements of children are common in foster care. It is impossible for Cumberland County foster parents to have all the supplies they will need. Age appropriate car seats and other safety items are among the biggest challenges for new foster parents. With your gift of $25-$50, we will pre-purchase car seats and safety items then provide free to new foster parents. Your gift will directly help foster parents and children.

This story is the basis for the Boys and Girls Homes campaign included in the Cumberland Community Foundation Giving Together Catalog. This online, crowdfunding campaign brings together the stories of 17 nonprofits that do work in Cumberland County. The intention is to connect donors to nonprofits who are looking for funding for their programs and services. This year’s Giving Together Catalog started on March 9 and will run through March 31.

To help incentivize giving, CCF has created a Funday Monday contest. Any donation made throughout the week (Monday – Sunday) will get one entry into a drawing to win $500 from CCF for the organization of their choice in the catalog the following Monday. The drawing will be done every Monday morning on a CCF Facebook live video. Donate every week for a chance to win and multiply your impact!

Help our cause along with others featured in the catalog by posting about your gift on your social channels with the hashtag #CCFGivingTogetherCatalog. Sharing will increase the value of your gift by inspiring others to join the effort.

If you aren’t comfortable donating online, you may also write a check payable to Cumberland Community Foundation. Make sure to write in the memo of your check “Catalog/Boys and Girls Homes”. Mail your check to PO Box 2345, Fayetteville, NC 28302.

By giving together, we can make a bigger difference in our community.

Give to the B&GH Giving Together Catalog Project.

Melissa Hopkins is the Director of Public Relations and Marketing for Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina.

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