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More photos from our November 2014 Retreat!

The 4th Annual CARE Project Family Retreat on Bald Head Island was the largest ever and such an amazing experience for all of the families (kids and parents, alike) as well as the many volunteers……the retreat experience touches everyone’s heart and brings us all to a point of connectedness, comfort and community over a 3 day period….many thanks to all who attended!!!!

Be sure to check out this post for more pictures!

Photos from the 2014 Teens & Tweens Retreat!

Thank you to everyone for your amazing dedication and hard work this weekend for our first ever teens family retreat….as I reflect on the weekend experiences, I am so humbled by the wonderful families who joined us and their willingness to share and their open hearts and minds to learn, embrace and grow.

Please take a look at the photos from this retreat below. The photography was done by our wonderful volunteer Helen Woolard at Visuals by Helen. Please check out her website

The New CARE Project Video Trailer 2014

The New CARE Project Video Trailer: Xris Kessler, The CARE Project Media Director, worked throughout the summer filming editing footage of CARE Project Families talking about what TCP and the Family Retreats means to them……please take the time to watch powerful and emotional testimonies from TCP experiences featuring Tom and Janine Ferguson, Aaron and Lindsay Wilharm, and Mark, Robin, Tanner and Ella Hosley!

Photos from the 4th Annual 2014 CARE Project Gala Fundraiser

The 4th Annual CARE Project Gala was held on Saturday, September 20, 2014 in Wilmington, North Carolina at the new Union Station Building on the campus of Cape Fear Community College. Over 400 people came together for an amazing and successful evening to raise money to support the family retreats and other emotional counseling opportunities for families with children who are deaf and hard of hearing. There were 3 photographers present throughout the evening donating their time. Each photographer has posted the photos they took during the Gala on their own websites and the proceeds from the sale of any photos will be donated back to The CARE Project.

Our heartfelt thanks to:

4th Annual CARE Project Gala Fundraiser

Hi everyone……thanks for being such strong supporters of The CARE Project and its work over the years.

We are working hard on our upcoming annual fundraiser set for September 20, 2014 in Wilmington, NC, at the beautiful new Union Station Building in downtown overlooking the Cape Fear River, the U.S.S. 2014 tcp galaNorth Carolina and what proves to be a lovely sunset!!! This year we will be featuring amazing cuisine from restaurants across the area and 5 featured chefs will be present to serve and chat about specialty creations from individual stations Heyfor our guests. Jack Jack 180 will be the featured band for the evening!

The CARE Project will have a very special guest to honor during the Gala as well. Justin LeBlanc and his family will join us. Justin is deaf, wears a cochlear implant and utilizes both spoken and signed communication. He grew up in Raleigh and is currently a professor at NC State University. Justin rose to national prominence this past year as a finalist on the TV show Project Runway as a designer. He will be presented with the annual CARE Project Award for Resilience!!

The funds raised support our family retreats and services which brings many families together for counseling, education and fellowship. The CARE Project is becoming well-known in North Carolina and across the country as “the family retreat experts”!!! None of these opportunities would be possible without the strong support of people and businesses like each and everyone of you!

Please join us on September 20 for a fantastic weekend in Wilmington, NC!!!

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Oticon Foundation approved the grant proposal for The CARE Project

Oticon FoundationI am very happy to share the exciting news that the Oticon Foundation based in Denmark has approved the grant proposal submitted by The CARE Project (David Yoder and Myself). The official letter is dated May 5, 2014. My contact in Denmark phoned me from Copenhagen this morning to share with me the good news!

The CARE Project proposal outlines a plan to take TCP to 10 new states in the U.S. I strategically partnered with the National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management to initiate an application and selection process to identify states with interest in participating in the expansion project.

This is the biggest award ever received by TCP and I am thrilled to share this news with each and every one of you!

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