Community Service 2020


CCANN continues our mission of supporting worthy causes during the pandemic of COVID-19. We had participated in notable causes of Feed America in support of COVID-19 victims, March of Dimes virtual walk to celebrate the March for Babies, and most recently, American Red Cross to support the California Fire victims and firefighters. We will be supporting the Community Food Bank to feed the hungry during the holiday time and Toys for Tots to bring joy to the needy children during Christmas.


Feeding America: Feeding America says it best: “With school closures, job disruptions, and health risks, millions of Americans will turn to food banks for much-needed support. They can’t do it alone and you can help.” CCANN reacts to this statement and decides to help ensure that families Siri Wride VCH NICU RN Photographer COMMUNICATIONS : CCANN TEAM 4 Happy Fall Everyone whose jobs and livelihood has been impacted by COVID-19 will not go hungry. Our CCANN member Siri Wride, RN raised $1,000.00 from photographing students’ back-to-school sessions. CCANN is proud to match her donation as well. As a result, CCANN had donated a tally of $2,000.00 to Feeding America’s COVID-19 Response Fund.


March of Dimes : Due to Covid 19 pandemic , MOD celebration was done differently compared to previous years. The Woodward park Marathon walk for Preemies was cancelled and we focused on selling T-shirts for fund raising and sent out solitcitation letters to raise money for this noble cause. We wanted to express our deep gratitude to Mayor Andy Medellin of Madera, the owner of Andy’s Sports and Design for donating $300 and designing our March of Dimes shirt and Rachel Isaac, RN for donating $250. NANN/CANN our local chapter donated $1000 from the t-shirt sales and to all other people who one way or another donated cash and their efforts to this altruistic cause, we “thank you” !


America Red Cross: We had hosted our first virtual conference “Neonatal Endocrinology Pearls” on October 24th, 2020. We were made aware of the record-setting wildfires in California that had destroyed many properties in various communities and displaced many homes. Red Cross is recognized in providing home shelters and relief supplies to those who affected by fires.The decision was made to donate 100% of the conference proceeds to this California fire relief. We are able to collect $1,820.00 during this educational event. CCANN will officially donate $ 2,000.00 to America Red Cross instead. We sincerely hope that this small token of monetary contribution will help fund someone to rebuild or help them recover from the wildfire disasters. We challenge other organizations will follow our path to support the same cause. We salute the Firefighters, pray for the California fire victims, and hope for early seasonal rain and cooler temperatures that allow the affected victims to recover from this fire disaster.


Community Food Bank: Community Food Bank mission is to “fight hunger by gathering and distributing food, engaging in partnerships that advance self-sufficiency, and by providing community leadership on issues related to hunger”. They concentrate their efforts to provide a food and fund drive to collect money and commercially-packaged, non-perishable items to aid families and individuals facing hunger. CCANN has been a long supporter for the local Community Food Bank during the holidays. This year with no exception, CCANN will be raffling an I-Pad for the local Community Food Bank. The cost of raffle ticket will be $5.00 each or 5 tickets for $20.00. Our target fundraising goal will be $2,500.00 this year.


Toys for Tots: CCANN has been contributing to Toys for Tots annually during Christmas time. We will be beginning to collect new toy donations to ensure “all children will have a gift to open at Christmas”. We will be collecting toys starting December 1, 2020 and will deliver the unopened toys a week prior to Christmas. We hope we can get support from CCANN members and non-members.