Topic: FCS Events

Arlene Lospinoso, a Woman making a Difference


Arlene Lospinoso

We are so pleased to announce that former FCS Board Chair and our current FCS Navarumsunk Auxiliary President Arlene Lospinoso was recently awarded the Junior League of Monmouth County’s 2016 Women Making a Difference Community Volunteer Award!  The JLMC initiated the award three years ago “ …to recognize the many valuable contributions being made by women volunteers in our local community.” Arlene was one of 15 women nominated for the award by representatives of area nonprofit organizations. (more…)

Public invited to Paint it Forward for FCS

IMG_8484The Plein Air Painters of the Jersey Coast (PAPJC) will host a special Art Exhibition and Sale from 5-8 pm on Sunday, August 21 at the historic Monmouth Beach Bath & Tennis Club (MBBT) to benefit FCS.  “Paint It Forward” will feature more than 150 original works from 30 local artists, many of whom are nationally known for their plein air work. (more…)

Join us for Day at the Races

IMG_3020Please join us on Sunday, July 10th at Monmouth Park Race Track in Oceanport for our annual fundraiser “Day at the Races.” Admission to this fun, family-friendly event is $50 per adult and $15 per child (ages 3-12) and includes clubhouse admission, program and a deluxe buffet lunch in a private, air conditioned Parterre Level I Turf Room. The event gets underway at noon. All money raised will help support FCS’s fourteen diverse programs and services, including homelessness prevention, home care and respite care. For tickets, contact FCS Director of Development Diane Gribbin at 732-222-9111 or Tickets must be purchased in advance and can be picked up near the track’s Will Call window.


Susan Sorokolit, 2015 Lifetime Service Award Honoree

Susan Sorokolit 2015 FCS Lifetime Service Award recipient

Susan Sorokolit
2015 FCS Lifetime Service Award Honoree

It is with great pleasure that we will be honoring Susan Sorokolit, faithful volunteer, enthusiastic advocate, and gifted relationship builder, with our 2015 Lifetime Service Award at this year’s FCS Gala, “E Komo Mai o Hawaii,” or Welcome to Hawaii, Saturday, October 24 at the Navesink Country Club. (more…)

A “Day at the Races” with Family & Children’s Service

Arlene Lospinosa and family

On Sunday, August 23, friends of Family & Children’s Service (FCS) gathered at Monmouth Park Racetrack for a “Day at the Races,” hosted by our treasured friend and volunteer Arlene Lospinoso. Each year, the event seems to draw more and more people and this year was no exception with 140 guests in attendance. The event attracted friends and family of FCS to support the agency. It was a fun filled day of watching the races and included a deluxe buffet lunch in a private Parterre Level 1 Turf Room. Thank you to all who attended and we hope to see everyone again at next year’s event! See more photos.