Unifund Partners with Cancer Family Care to Help Provide Families with Gifts this Holiday
Unifund CCR Partners and Unifund CCR, LLC announces our partnership with Cancer Family Care and our participation in a virtual gift-giving opportunity that helped provide families with an extraordinary holiday season.
As part of our ongoing commitment to being a powerful force for change and connecting the citizens of our communities with a more promising tomorrow, Unifund teamed up with Cancer Family Care to deliver joy to families who are coping with cancer. Cancer Family Care, a United Way partner agency, is a nonprofit organization that serves children and adults in the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky region and provides programs and services to support people coping with cancer. Their mission is to strengthen the well-being and alleviate the suffering of children, adults, or families who are dealing with a cancer diagnosis. Through Adopt-A-Family, the Unifund team is helping to bring hope and support to these families this holiday season.
“The Unifund team cares about making our community a better place to live and we are actively doing so by reaching out and lifting up those in need,” says Jeff Shaffer, Chief Operating Officer. “Many families are struggling to just get by and afford the bare necessities, much less Christmas gifts. And for families struggling with cancer, this time of year can be especially challenging with the desire to take part in holiday activities while battling the stress and fatigue of treatment. We want to make sure the families we adopted have a very special holiday.”
Supporting Our Community Through Difficult Times
This year, communities are facing enormous challenges and increased needs. The pandemic has disrupted and impacted our lives in so many ways, and for those already struggling or facing personal hardships, this year has brought added stress. Our neighbors are coping with the loss of income, food insecurity, financial hardship, and for some, the anxiety and worry of a cancer diagnosis and associated medical costs.
Not only has the pandemic magnified the adversity that people are facing, but it’s also created a critical shortage of volunteers on whom charitable organizations rely. Especially as the conditions surrounding COVID-19 worsen across the nation, volunteers are deterred from responding to the continuously increasing demands for help. Many charities are pivoting their response and turning to virtual fundraisers to keep donors actively engaged and involved with outreach efforts. Cancer Family Care’s Adopt-A-Family is embracing this new strategy. Instead of gathering physical gifts and items, the organization created online wish lists through Amazon, allowing families to build their wish lists for donors, like Unifund, to fulfill.
Bringing Hope to Local Families
By providing Christmas gifts that include basic necessities and special wish list items, the Unifund team hopes to touch the lives of families in our community and provide gifts that they might not otherwise be able to purchase or afford. The families that we are supporting this year have a tremendous need for support.
“Our team is committed to making a difference whenever there is a chance to do so by giving back to our community in meaningful ways. Through Adopt-A-Family, we hope to alleviate the emotional and financial strain that the holidays can bring while bringing them some holiday cheer,” says Jonathan Wall, Vice President of Growth & Partnerships. “By providing gifts to families whose lives are being impacted by cancer, we can make a tangible difference this holiday; even the smallest of gifts can make a big difference. Our goal is to give them joy and hope by warming their hearts.”
Unifund is active within the communities in which our employees work and live. Each year, we partner with a select few non-profit organizations with the intent that our charitable contribution will make a measurable impact on their mission. To learn more about how we are helping to create positive change, please visit the Unifund website. To learn more about how you can help support families who are coping with cancer, please visit the Cancer Family Care website.
About Cancer Family Care
Founded in 1971, Cancer Family Care is a partner agency of the United Way and provides therapeutic counseling, education, and support to help children and adults cope with the effects of a cancer diagnosis in the family. Their services also include free wigs, therapeutic massage, and Healing Touch sessions for cancer patients (with optional reduced rates for caregivers). With six area offices, they ensure the continuity of care with social workers and counselors who make house calls when necessary. Headquartered in Cincinnati, OH, Cancer Family Care is a nonprofit organization that serves the greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky areas.
About Unifund CCR Partners and Unifund CCR, LLC
Founded in 1986, Unifund CCR Partners and Unifund CCR, LLC has been a leading manager and purchaser of distressed consumer receivables. Unifund specializes in managing, servicing, purchasing, and liquidating non-performing judgments and defaulted consumer portfolios from major banks, creditors, originators, financial institutions, and owners of distressed receivables. We believe that our success is interdependent with the well-being of the communities in which our employees live and work and actively partner with multiple charitable organizations each year. Unifund is headquartered in Cincinnati, OH.