Frequently Asked Questions
Who We Are
The Caring Community Foundation is a 501(c)(3) local, non-profit charitable organization that provides financial assistance to cancer patients in and around the Triangle area of North Carolina. We support basic financial needs by providing assistance with rent, utilities, treatment or other expenses that become difficult to manage during cancer treatment. The organization was established in 2001 by a local breast cancer survivor who wanted to demonstrate her gratitude for the outpouring of community and family support she received during her own treatment. The organization's "Pay-It-Forward" philosophy drives our mission and impacts everything we do.
Why We Do It
Sadly, cancer affects nearly everyone in some way. The Caring Community Foundation proudly helps alleviate financial stress and burdens for cancer patients in need so they can focus on treatment and recovery.
How Do We Help?
Cancer patients in need are referred to us through our network of area hospitals and clinics. Our criteria for offering financial support are simple - patients need to be actively undergoing treatment in an area facility and have significant financial need. Once a patient has been referred to us, the request is expeditiously reviewed and funds are quickly dispersed. Our Caring Community Kids project also helps comfort children who are affected by cancer - whether they are a patient or the child of a cancer patient. A team of volunteer quilters transforms quilt squares made by area children into comforting quilts that are shared with kids impacted by cancer throughout the community.
PO Box 1364, Cary, NC 27512
Thank you to our generous donors in 2012. We have computerized our tax receipts for 2012. Please contact email@example.com if you have any questions about your receipt.