CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The students of Carolina For The Kids Foundation (CFTK), North Carolina’s largest student-run non-profit fundraising organization, raised $15,181.93 in one weekend through the F10K campaign to benefit the patients and families of UNC Children’s.
While most children look forward to weekends as a source of relaxation, kids in the hospital aren’t as fortunate. This campaign, a play on the organizations slogan ‘FTK’ or ‘for the kids’, aimed to raise $10,000 over the course of 3 days. The campaign kicked off Friday, Oct. 25 and closed Sunday, Oct. 27, with the hopes of taking back the weekend for kids in the hospital.
The main source of fundraising for F10K, like many of the campaigns hosted by CFTK throughout the year, was the 200 UNC undergraduates that serve on committees for the organization. Students were encouraged to raise $24 in honor of the number of rooms on each floor of N.C. Children’s hospital.