CFA Executive Director Terry Smyth was invited to the Kiwanis Club of Chattanooga to receive a $4,000 Boys & Girls work grant from the Chattanooga Kiwanis Youth Foundation. Every year, the Chattanooga Kiwanis Youth Foundation receives and reviews applications from a number of non-profit community groups around town.
After reviewing all applications, the Craniofacial Foundation and nine other organizations were selected to receive grants ranging from $1,500-$4,000. Each organization representative was invited to attend a different Kiwanis Club meeting to speak about his or her cause, and how the grant money would benefit those involved. Terry spoke about "Dreams Can Come True" Family Camp and how that weekend serves as a time for CFA children and their families to "kick off their shoes and let their guard down knowing it is a safe place." She also noted, "They can let go of their fears and share their concerns and talk openly about their journeys."
The grant money will be used to help continue the work of the Foundation, enabling children with facial differences the opportunity for a new life through the miracles of craniofacial surgery. The CFA is grateful for the Kiwanis Club of Chattanooga and the Chattanooga Kiwanis Youth Foundation and would like to thank them for their generous support.