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Join Operation Sleighbells and Help us give 500 local Families a Happy Holiday!

Operation_Sleighbells_2010_23With the holidays fast approaching, we’re asking for your help in granting the holiday wishes of area children whose families are struggling financially and might not otherwise afford a holiday. The agency is seeking donations of toys, books and clothes, as well as volunteers to help with its annual holiday giving drive, Operation Sleighbells, which this year expects to assist more than 500 area families.

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Blue Danube fundraising Gala a Huge Success!

10-25-14-blue-danube 163An overflow crowd of more than 250 friends, family & supporters filled the ballroom of the Navesink Country Club on Saturday, October 25th to celebrate our 105th Anniversary and recognize three very special honorees; Brookdale Community College, the Monmouth Park Charity Fund and former FCS Board member and Little Silver resident Nina Riccio.

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Getting Ready for Medicare Open Enrollment

The all-important fall Medicare Open Enrollment period gets underway on October 15th, but seniors don’t have to wait until then to receive answers to their Medicare questions. We offer free, impartial, confidential counseling to Monmouth County residents, regardless of income, through the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP). Get the details on our blog.

County SHIP Coordinator Samantha White spoke recently with Comcast Newsmakers about the program, available to new and existing Medicare beneficiaries.

You’re Invited for a Night on the Blue Danube

BlueDanubeCoverwebThe public is cordially invited to Family & Children’s Service’s 2014 fundraising Gala, Blue Danube, Saturday, October 25th at the beautiful Navesink Country Club honoring Brookdale Community College, the Monmouth Park Charity Fund and former FCS Board member Nina Riccio. Join us for a celebratory night of dinner and dancing as we mark 105-years of service to the community. Contact Diane Gribbin for tickets and sponsorship information.

Golfers Tee Off for FCS at Annual Golf Classic

2014 FCS Golf Classic Chairs John O'Donoghue, Ron Gillaspie and Tony Frigoletto

2014 FCS Golf Classic Chairs John O’Donoghue, Ron Gillaspie and Tony Frigoletto

The calendar may have read Monday, July 28th, but the weather felt more like early June when more than 120 friends, family and supporters of Family & Children’s Service (FCS) took to the greens at Navesink Country Club to raise money for the 106-year-old nonprofit social service agency at the 2014 FCS Golf Classic.

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Preventing Homeless

Managing a budget is not an easy task, but for individuals struggling with physical, mental or emotional impairment, it is often impossible. Financial mismanagement can result in the loss of their utilities, housing and ultimately, their independence. FCS’s Representative Payee program helps prevent homelessness and improve the quality of life for more than 700 at-risk clients throughout New Jersey and the nation by managing their finances. Sue Thiers, Manager of Representative Payee Services, explains how and why the program works.