The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
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The mission of The Medically Fragile Children’s Foundation of Northern California (MFCFNC) is to serve children (up to 21 years of age), who require medical technology and intervention to sustain life, and connect them with the innate experienc... Read more
The mission of The Medically Fragile Children’s Foundation of Northern California (MFCFNC) is to serve children (up to 21 years of age), who require medical technology and intervention to sustain life, and connect them with the innate experiences associated with growing up, just as their peers without such limitations experience. The MFCFNC supports children who reside in/near Santa Clara County and are consumers of Medi-Cal’s "pediatric subacute care"/ "pediatric day health center" programs or similar services.
We aim to uphold our mission through a five-point BUILD philosophy:
Boosting community awareness and support of each child’s unique spirit and needs regardless of disability, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and/or religion Utilizing funds and resources to support childhood experiences and life-enhancing equipment that are not normally expected to be covered by a hospital /center and being financially accountable by maintaining transparency to all stakeholders Improving quality of life by making typical childhood experiences more accessible: engaging in hobbies, celebrating life events (milestone birthdays, graduations), and recreating (going to concerts/movies, sporting events, the park, the mall, etc) Limiting barriers that impede a child’s ability to live as normal as a life possible Decreasing financial burden associated with a child’s disability and illness on the family.