40 Reasons To Give

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updated December 2015

What's your reason to give to Family House?

On December 1, we concluded a 40-day fundraising challenge, in which generous friends of SECU Family House pledged to match every dollar donated to our annual fund. Starting in mid-October, we counted down 40 reasons to give on our social media sites (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram).first 20 reasons to give

50in40About midway through the 40 days, the response from our community had been tremendous! A new group of donors was inspired to raise the bar $10,000 more, and it became a $50,000 challenge. This “challenge match” means we could raise $100,000 - and we did! Thanks to the generosity of 295 donors, many of them first-time donors, we raised more than $135,000, which funds 4 of our 40 rooms for a year. 

The impact of the extraordinary response to this challenge is already felt by our guests and their families. In the words of one our our guests: 

"It is the season to give thanks and one of the things on top of my list is the SECU Family House.  Every time my wife goes off on a trip to the UNC Hospital, I know that when she gets to stay in the SECU House, she could not be in a better place."

Every gift makes a difference! We ended the challenge on #GivingTuesday, which follows Black Friday and Cyber Monday and is a global day dedicated to giving back. Although the dollar-for-dollar match has ended, we appreciate gifts throughout the year. Please visit our online donation page, and let us know your reason to give!

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  1. Dr. and Mrs. Timothy Smelzer's avatar
    Dr. and Mrs. Timothy Smelzer
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    Merry Christmas

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