Together we can make a difference for kids

I want to say thank you for making this important work possible

By: Ileana Rodriguez | November 2021

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The work we do together for children and families is so important. Whether you’re a parent, teacher, pediatrician, early childhood professional, social worker, or an elected official, together 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.

You are making a difference, whether you support NC Child as a donor, a volunteer or board member, or an advocate who speaks up for kids with your elected officials. This Thanksgiving week, I want to say THANK YOU for making this important work possible.

How does my donation make a difference for kids and families?

With your support, we’re continuing to make things better for families who are struggling during the pandemic. Here are a few of our accomplishments in 2021:

Fighting child poverty in 2022 and beyond

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. Your support lets us tackle the barriers that stand in kids’ way head on.

You can power our goals for 2022. We are creating a North Carolina where:

  • 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.

It’s easy to give online

If you’ve never made a donation to NC Child, I invite you to make a gift today. We try to make online giving as simple as possible. Just click the “Donate” button. You can make a one-time or monthly gift, and we also give you the option to donate in honor of a friend or loved one. We’ll send a receipt for your tax-deductible contribution by email right away.

If you prefer to make a stock gift or give by check (or another way), there are step-by-step instructions on the Donate web page.

Gratitude and hope for 2022

As 2021 draws to a close, we’re reflecting 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. In these deeply uncertain times, I am so grateful for you, and for our passionate community of advocates who keep speaking up for children every single day.

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. With your support, I know we can start the new year strong.