Providing community service to those in need is built into the American way of life. It starts early, with youngsters’ class cake sales in elementary schools, and later car washes at high schools and dance marathons by college sororities and fraternities, with the proceeds going to worthy causes.
Helping children undergoing serious illness and providing comfort to their families coping with their personal ordeals is one of those worthy causes. Kids always love helping other kids, and today’s teenagers seem more serious about actively changing the world for the better.
So, schools who are educating students of all ages might consider organizing a fundraiser to support the continuing efforts of Children’s Medical Fund.
But special-interest organizations of all types obviously are touched by the prospect of being able to help children who are suffering. So when you’re planning your group’s next charity event, please keep us in mind.
“Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.”
Recognizing the need to bring young people into CMF, SCOPE (School & Community Outreach Program & Events) was created. It was born out of need, out of necessity, but more importantly…it created a previously untapped resource for CMF and ultimately for CCMC. For the students, SCOPE is a two-way street. Not only are they helping sick children at the hospital, but they are also learning about the care and compassion so often missing in today’s day to day living. The feeling of accomplishment these young people receive cannot be measured in dollars and cents. It is a feeling that will stay with them for the rest of their lives and hopefully pass on to their children… Children Helping Children… It doesn’t get better than that.
Since our children are the future, SCOPE continues to promote the ideals of community service by helping students realize the joy.
Once again, CMF asks our membership to help us recommend individuals and/or schools which may be interested in participating in our program. In addition, members should consider encouraging their own children to join us. This worthwhile endeavor can provide experiences that last a lifetime. We would be delighted to hear from you. Please contact the CMF office at 516.624.1981.
Examples of Community Service
- Jami and Madison Goodman Lemonade Stand
- Jeffrey Schottenfeld
- Wolf Kids Bake Sale – Raised over $1,800 in 2 years.
- Dani Chipman – Donated proceeds from selling sweatpants and sweatshirts of over $600.00 to CMF.
- Queens East 11 Sanitation Department – Raised over $25,000 for CMF via toy and money collection.
- Rosenberg kids iPad Donations
- Jodi DiLemme hosts Annual Garden City Bingo
- Lindsay Tanney hosts party at CCMC
- Eric Chipman donates funds from his Bar Mitzvah
- Christopher Koester hosts sock drive for the kids at CCMC