This #Giving Tuesday, and all throughout the Holidays,
Consider a Gift to Family & Children's Service!
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 is the second annual #GivingTuesday, a growing national movement to encourage charitable giving during the holidays. Formed in response to the conspicuous consumption of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the day also helps raise awareness of worthy charitable organizations, such as Family & Children's Service, who serve the vulnerable in their community. At Family & Children's Service, we encourage you to make FCS a priority on your giving list this year. Your gift, no matter the size, improves the quality of life in our community by helping those most in need, and by sustaining the work of FCS throughout the year..
Learn more and download our Annual Appeal donation sheet
Please consider a gift today!
Give the Gift of Literacy this Holiday Season!
Barnes & Noble® in Holmdel Collecting books for Reading Buddies.
We're encouraging everyone to give the gift of literacy this holiday season by donating to the Holiday Book Drive at the Barnes & Noble book store in Holmdel. From now through the end of the year, shoppers to the Holmdel store can purchase a new age-appropriate children’s book to donate to FCS to distribute to local school children served by our Reading Buddies program. It's simple!
Learn how you can help!
In addition, the company will be offering a special Book Fair on "Giving Tuesday", December 3rd. ON that day, shoppers at ANY Barnes & Noble store or online can use a special code and a portion of their purchases will be donated to FCS. Download the flyer & code here:
What's Happening at FCS?
Check out our Fall newsletter!
Family & Children's Service Celebrates 104 Years of Service
at "An Evening of Southern Elegance"
October Gala raises more than $100,000
for FCS Programs & Services
Gala Committee Chairs Bill and Jill Gemmel, Ed and Patty DeFabio,
Susan and Bob Sorokolit and honorary chairs, Debbie and John O'Donoghue
THANK YOU to the nearly 230 FCS friends, family members and supporters who came out to celebrate with us on Saturday, October 13th, at the Navesink Country Club as we marked 104 years of service to the community during "An Evening of Southern Elegance.” The Gala provided the perfect opportunity to acknowledge our 2013 honorees; Ranney School, the Guttenplan Family Foundation and former FCS Board President, Arlene Lospinoso whose extraordinary generosity makes it possible for us to continue our mission. The silent and live auctions, along with underwriting and sponsorships raised more than $100,000 to support critical FCS programs. We hope all of you enjoyed our October Gala as much as we did! Until next year!
2013 Gala Honorees Patsy and Jack Guttenplan
Learn more about "An Evening of Southern Elegance"
Ranney School parents, a 2013 Gala Honoree, enjoy a festive night!
See more photos from "An Evening of Southern Elegance"
Medicare Open Enrollment Period Underway
Free Help Is Available to People with Medicare Questions
Seniors who may have questions about their Medicare options for 2014 are encouraged to contact our Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP), a free program available to all Seniors, regardless of income level. Learn more!
Adele (Delly) M. Beekman Named CEO of Family & Children’s Service
Board Also Appoints Dena Reger Chair-elect; Names Paul Stach, Richard J. Angelo to the Board
The Board of Directors of Family Children’s Service (FCS), whose mission is to serve people at vulnerable times in their lives through education, intervention, care and counseling, is proud to announce the appointment of Adele (Delly) M. Beekman, formerly of Rumson, as CEO of the 103 year-old nonprofit agency. A member of the FCS Board for more than 24 years, including two as president, Ms. Beekman brings a a wealth of talent and experience in the nonprofit world to FCS.
FCS's Adult Protective Services Program Expands to Middlesex.
On August 1, 2013, Family & Children Service became the sole provider of Adult Protective Services for residents of Middlesex County, expanding the agency's authority to investigate cases of abuse, neglect and exploitation among vulnerable adults to two counties. Learn more
What's Happening at FCS?
Want to know what's going on at FCS in a nutshell? Check out our summer newsletter!
"Buddies" Needed! No Experience Necessary
Do you enjoy working with young children? Are you interested in health and fitness? Then do we have volunteer opportunities for you! FCS is currently seeking enthusiastic, dedicated volunteers for its newest in-school volunteer program, Healthy Buddies, and its long standing school-based literacy program, Reading Buddies. Learn more!
Red Bank Accounting Firm to Tee up for FCS
We are so excited! The Curchin Group, LLC, a full-service accounting firm based in Red Bank, announced today that Family & Children's Service will be one of two locally-based nonprofit organizations to benefit from the firm’s 2013 annual indoor miniature golf tournament for charity.
The mini golf tournament will take place indoors at Curchin’s office on November 6, 2013 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Anyone can form a team and play! Player fees are $20.00 per person, which include one round of golf, food and beverages. Learn more about sponsorship opportunities.
Golfers Tee Off for Charity at Annual FCS Golf Classic
LONG BRANCH, NJ, July 22, 2013 – Nearly 100 golf enthusiasts took to the links on Monday, July 22nd at the Navesink Country Club for the annual FCS Golf Classic! Though delayed by a month due to rain, the event attracted dozens of golfers and supporters who turned out to enjoy a beautiful day of friendly competition, challenging play and serious fun.
View photos from the day!
FCS Board Launches Community Dialogue on Emerging Needs
Kicks off Initiative with Long Branch Community Leaders this week
FCS Board and Staff meet with Long Branch Community Leaders
Pictured (from left to right): Patricia A. Keating R.N., FCS Board member and Vice-President, Quality/Risk Management at Monmouth Medical Center; Dena Reger, Esq., Vice Chair, FCS Board of Directors; Marta Silverberg, CEO of Monmouth Family Health Center; Jason Roebuck, Director of Public Safety for the City of Long Branch; Nancy Wagner, a social worker with Monmouth Medical Center; Michael Salvatore, Long Branch Superintendent of Schools; Delly Beekman, CEO of FCS and Richard J. Angelo, Esq., member of the FCS Board of Directors.
Citing a desire to further its mission to serve people at vulnerable times in their lives through education, intervention, care and counseling, Board members and staff from Family & Children’s Service this week kicked off a series of dialogues with area leaders to assess the changing needs of the community. FCS got its start in Long Branch, so the agency turned first to leaders of the Long Branch community to begin the conversation.
Brookdale CC Students Team Up to Support FCS
Fashion Merchandising Club Donates Formal Wear to FCS Thrift Boutique
Shopping for affordable formal wear just got a little easier, thanks to members of Brookdale Community College’s Fashion Merchandising Club. Students from the club recently donated some 200 formal gowns and dresses that they collected from family, friends and neighbors to the FCS Thrift Boutique in Long Branch.