As you sit and reflect on the Christmas Day that has come and gone, that day of comfort and joy, please keep our CCA Families in your thoughts. Children’s Craniofacial Association hopes to keep these moments of comfort and joy available to all people throughout the year. Whether you are one of the 25,000 families each year that will welcome a child with a facial difference into your lives, or if you are a friend to one of these children, we want to make sure the hand of CCA is there for all that need it.
CCA has offered support to families since 1989. We earned, and continue to earn, a loyal following through word of mouth and family networking, by meeting the medical, financial, educational, and psychological needs of children and adults affected by facial differences. As we go into our 29th year of service, we want to do even more to reach people that need our help or want to help us in making the world a kinder, more tolerant place.
Since the premiere of the movie “Wonder,” the bar has been raised. Now the world has experienced what Auggie Pullman, his family, and all of our children go through on a daily basis. The world now knows the struggle of getting up, going to school, facing fears, and learning important life lessons that build character and encourage kindness. The funds you donate today will help CCA reach our goal of distributing more copies of R.J. Palacio’s New York Times-Best Selling book into middle school students’ hands throughout the world. It will allow us to match more classrooms with student advocates and speakers who connect this beautiful work of fiction to true, impactful stories of hope, triumph, achievement, and humor. We need your help to bring the 95 families who have applied for assistance to our 28th Annual Family Retreat & Educational Symposium. (For perspective, last year we had just 50 applicants and the year before less than 30!) Our demand for support is higher than ever… and to answer this call, we need you.
In 2018, we plan on providing valuable activities, educational programs, financial assistance for medical travel, and social programming that bring families together. CCA will continue to share stories of courage to people around the world, many of whom undoubtedly need this message of hope in their own journeys. In 2018, we will endeavor to go global with our message of kindness. More people should know what it means to #ChooseKind. Your donation will help us increase our partnerships with educators, medical professionals, and others that can spread our message of kindness and help make our vision a reality: that all people are accepted for who they are not, not how they look.
Please give your tax deductible gift today, before this WONDERful year comes to a close.
With Sincere Gratitude and Blessings in the New Year,