FCS ANNOUNCES 2014 BLUE DANUBE GALA HONOREES
Agency to recognize Brookdale Community College, Monmouth Park Charity Fund and longtime FCS Board member Nina Riccio at its October 25th Fundraiser.
JUDY STACH PAINTS "BLUE DANUBE" FOR THE BENEFIT OF OTHERS
Local artist's original oil to be auctioned at annual fundraising Gala
When local artist Judy Stach found a photograph she took during a trip to Hungary of the iconic Chain Bridge over the River Danube, she knew it would be the perfect subject for the artwork she intended to create for Family & Children's Service's annual fundraising Gala, Blue Danube. Judy used the photo of the bridge to inspire the beautiful, impressionistic painting that she unveiled today at the Navesink Country Club in Middletown, NJ. Her "Blue Danube" is not only a fabulous addition to her volume of critically-acclaimed work. It will also benefit dozens of people in need in our community. Learn More
MARCH IS NATIONAL SOCIAL WORK MONTH
FCS Recognizes its Professional Social Workers
At FCS, our team of more than a dozen professional social workers helps to deliver critical programs and services, including Adult Protective Services and Statewide Respite Care. Together they help our clients overcome some of life's most difficult challenges, from mental and physical illness, to abuse and neglect, to loneliness and exploitation. It's a difficult , but ultimately rewarding job.
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FCS SELECTED TO CONTINUE TO SUPPORT THE RETIRED AND SENIOR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM (RSVP) FOR MONMOUTH COUNTY.
CEO Delly Beekman speaks about the program on television in advance of National Volunteer Month.
FCS recently received a $95,000 grant from the Corporation of National and Community Service (CNCS) to continue its support of senior volunteer activities in Monmouth County. The funds were awarded as part of a competitive grant process for RSVP (Retired & Seniors Volunteer Program), one of three Senior Corps programs administered by CNCS. Established in 1971, RSVP engages older Americans in volunteer opportunities across the country. The grant will enable an estimated 335 senior volunteers to serve in programs throughout Monmouth County, including our own Healthy Buddies and Reading Buddies programs.
In a recent interview with Comcast Newsmarkers, CEO Delly Beekman said “This grant will provide opportunities for our seniors to utilize the skills and wisdom earned from a lifetime of experience to benefit the Monmouth County community.” See more of Delly's interview here.
FCS WELCOMES NEW CHAIR
Audena “Dena” Walter Reger
Named new Chair of the FCS Board of Directors
Fair Haven Councilman Eric Jaeger and Freehold Businessman Tony Frigoletto
Also named to Board
Shrewsbury attorney Audena “Dena” Walter Reger has been named Chair of the Board of Directors of Family Children’s Service, succeeding outgoing Chair Debbie O’Donoghue of Little Silver whose two-year term ended in December. An attorney with the Little Silver law firm of Jahos, Broege & Shaheen LLP, Reger joined the FCS Board in 2010 and has long and impressive history of service to the Monmouth County community.
Family & Children's Service hired its first social worker in 1914. Today, 100 years later, we have thirteen full-time social workers who assist our clients in overcoming some of life's most difficult challenges. Are you interested in joining our team? We're hiring! Learn More
Beat the winter Blues!
Tickets are now on sale for the 57th Annual Navarumsunk Auxiliary Spring Luncheon and Fashion Show, taking place Wednesday, May 7th at Branches in Long Branch. Come for the food, the fun and of course, the fashions! See the latest from Lilly, Eileen Fischer, and more. Get your tickets today!
FCS’s Thrift Boutique to Mark One Year Anniversary Post-Sandy
The FCS Thrift Boutique will be holding a special Half-Off Anniversary Sale on Wednesday, February 19th to thank you for your patronage during this rebuilding year. It's been one of our most successful years to date, thanks in large part to your support! In appreciation, we are offering half-off all merchandise, excluding designer items, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on February 19th. Learn More.
Do You Need Health Insurance You Can Afford?
We're teaming up with the Foodbank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties to help.
Happy Holidays from Family & Children's Service!
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ANNUAL APPEAL UNDERWAY
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..
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Please consider a gift today!