Together, we can make a difference for kids

Your year-end gift to NC Child can create a better, more equitable future for children and families.

By: Michelle Hughes | November 2021

Post Author

So many families across North Carolina continue to feel the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, especially the Black, Latinx and Indigenous families hit hardest by the crisis. Thanks to your support we are tackling the barriers that stand in kids’ way head on – and together we are making a difference!

As I reflect on another year shaped by incredible challenges for kids and families – systemic racism, a desperate need for affordable health care coverage, the global pandemic, a mental health crisis among children, and child care challenges and staffing shortages – I’m so grateful for you and our passionate community of advocates who keep speaking up for children every single day.

The work we do together is so important. With you at our side, we are creating a future where every child in North Carolina has the opportunity to thrive – no matter their race, ethnicity, or place of birth.

That vision for North Carolina is our inspiration at NC Child. It’s the reason why we get up every morning and fight for what’s right for kids. And I know you share our vision, too.

Make a gift to NC Child today, and you can keep speaking up for a better future for children and families in North Carolina.

Your contribution powers our work as we continue to make things better for families who are struggling during the pandemic. This year, you enabled big wins for children and families in North Carolina:

  • We brought parents science-based tools to win mask policies and other COVID safety measures in their school districts;
  • We led policy change that protected 30,000 young children from lead in their drinking water;
  • We successfully fought for $5.7 billion in federal COVID relief funds to get North Carolina schools, child care centers, and families back on track;
  • We pushed Congress for landmark federal legislation to combat child poverty, fund child care, and more;
  • We successfully advocated for kids in foster care to get the best health care possible; and
  • Together with you and partners across the state, we advocated for a state budget that closes the health care coverage gap and benefits kids and families.

Let’s keep the momentum going into the new year! Donate today to join us in creating a North Carolina where every child gets a fair shot in life, whatever their race or zip code:

  • Every child, parent, and caregiver has the health care they need.
  • Every child gets the chance to learn in high-quality early care and education programs, and
  • Families don’t have to choose between food, housing, education, and health care.

With vaccines for kids 5-11 now in place and all the momentum we’ve built together in 2021, I’m so hopeful for what we can do together for kids and families in the new year. Your year-end contribution will start our new year off strong.

Click here to make your gift to NC Child today. Together we can make an impact for North Carolina’s children.

With gratitude and hope,

Michelle Hughes,
Executive Director
NC Child

P.S. Want your contribution to make an even bigger impact? Make it a recurring gift: