When we joined CFTK, we did it because we understood how important its mission is. It is a wonderful thing to be able to use the time and resources we have as UNC students to help alleviate the financial burden on families at UNC Children’s. We believe that parents of children in the hospital should be able to focus on taking care of their child and supporting the whole family through an emotional time, without having to take on any extra worry from monetary concerns.
What we didn’t know was how much CFTK would bring to our own lives. The community of students is amazing and inspiring, as are the opportunities to meet and hear from the families impacted by the For The Kids Fund.
So, why CFTK? The answers from some of our Public Relations committee members:
- “CFTK is full of so many passionate, empathetic people who truly want to make a difference for the families of UNC Children’s!! SO MUCH LOVE FOR THE KIDS <3”
- “We do so much for the pediatric patients and families at UNC Children’s. Any help to them is worth my time :)”
- “It offers such a welcoming and loving environment. Best community to be a part of.”
- “I love helping others and giving back to my community. CFTK combines both of these aspects perfectly <3”
As we move into Thanksgiving week, we express our gratitude to all the members of the CFTK family – the hardworking club members, the generous benefactors, and the broader Carolina community that makes what we do possible. We hope everyone has a warm and wonderful Thanksgiving break, and encourage you to take a moment to reflect on what is important and good in your life right now.