Chalk & Gibbs has always been committed to serving the citizens of Eastern North Carolina. In 2015 we wanted to form our own charity, in addition to the ongoing support that we provide to the community. On March 7, 2013 one of our founder's grandson, Weeks Chalk, was born with epilepsy. Weeks is now 10 and has progressed tremendously, but the neurological disease impacted his ability to walk and talk. Through Weeks’ strength and resiliency, CG Foundation was formed.
It was apparent to the Chalk & Gibbs family how little support and education was available to those struggling with seizures. We learned a great deal about epilepsy, its affect on individual families as well as the lack of support groups and education available to patients and caregivers, specifically in Eastern North Carolina.
In eight years CG Foundation has raised over $500,000. A significant portion of the proceeds have been donated to NC Epilepsy Alliance to provide financial assistance for medication needs in Eastern North Carolina. A portion of the proceeds have been donated to Epilepsy research, in particular KCNQ2 disorder. Once Weeks began attending preschool, it was apparent that there was not enough special needs playground equipment. Since 2017, CG Foundation has donated approximately $30,000 to schools and playgrounds. Last year we were able to donate a Beach Wheelchair to the Town of Atlantic Beach Fire Department, donate to Broad Street Clinic towards patient's transportation expenses and also donate to the NC Autism Society. CG Foundation continues to identify opportunities and events that support families with epilepsy in the Eastern North Carolina.
To learn more about epilepsy go to epilepsync.org