Wednesday, August 20, 2008

HFC Friends-- Time to Renew or Join

It’s the time of year again to join or renew your membership in HFC Friends. HFC Friends is our women’s auxiliary that provides support to Heroes for Children. In the past HFC Friends focused on fundraising events and volunteer support for Heroes for Children. Under new leadership for the 2008-2009 year, HFC Friends has adopted a new purpose statement.

Purpose Statement

HFC Friends supports the mission of Heroes for Children through volunteer efforts to strengthen and expand social and emotional assistance provided to families with children battling cancer. HFC Friends strives to ensure that the special moments in the lives of these children are recognized and celebrated despite their ongoing battle with cancer.
Throughout the year members are encouraged to help with the social and emotional assistance program Heroes for Children provides for families. These programs include:
• Heroes Milestones— members assist in the coordination of and donations to special events for cancer patients as needs arise throughout the year.
• Holiday Heroes—members shop, wrap, and donate gifts to selected cancer families during the holiday season. The families receive their gifts at a holiday party attended by member volunteers.
• Valentine’s Party—committee members plan, coordinate, and host a special dinner for cancer parents to include a nice meal and childcare. This event is an opportunity for the parents to have a “date night” while their children enjoy a fun evening of activities.

As a benefit of joining HFC Friends, the members and prospective members are invited to a Fall Membership Coffee with special guest speakers and to the Spring Family Picnic held annually in May. See below for great shots from this year's Spring Picnic.

If you are looking for a way to become more involved with HFC and the families we serve--- Consider joining today! From planning a birthday party for a child who has to spend his birthday in the hospital, or wrapping presents for an entire family for Christmas, to planning a date night for parents, some of whom haven’t had the time or energy to go on a date in three years, HFC Friends has got it covered.

If you would like to join HFC Friends click HERE.

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