Children's Craniofacial Association 2014 Annual Report

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Annual Report
Children's Craniofacial Association
Mission: Empowering and giving hope to individuals and families affected by facial differences Vision: A world where all people are accepted for who they are, not how they look.
Serving families affected by facial differences for twenty-six years.
Programs and Services
Infrequent Success
25th Annual Cher's Family Retreat
113 Families from 33 states and Canada attended CCA awarded scholarships to 23 families Doctors and other healthcare providers and volunteers donated their time and expertise to conduct the 6th Annual Craniofacial Symposium
Assisted 70 families with 87 trips to receive quality medical care
Educational Materials
Financial Assistance
Two Overviews were published in 2014: Responding to People in Your Community As Your Teen Gets Older: Preparing for the Nest Steps
Spreading Awareness and Acceptance
CCA observes it's 11th Annual Craniofacial Acceptance Month Awareness and acceptance was spread across the nation during National Picnic Day. Picnics were held in Arkansas, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia.
The book Wonder is about Auggie, a fifth grader, who has a craniofacial condition and his struggles with peers as he is entering public school for the first time. The book delivers the "Choose Kind" message and is changing the way students react to differences across the nation and beyond.
Family Support
Families affected by facial differences face unique medical, social and psychosocial experiences. CCA provides opportunities that empower and give hope to individuals and families affected by facial differences.
Choose Kind
CCA's Facebook presence allows families to stay in touch all year long
CCA's Yahoo group provides connectivity 24/7
Twitter helps keep CCA families informed and updated
CCA's family networking offers one on one communication
CCA provides schools with resource packets for teaching Wonder including a special CCA edition of Wonder
Programs & Services
Functional Expenses
Family Funders
Programs & Service fees
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