Six months after fire damaged the building that housed the FCS (Family & Children’s Service) Thrift Boutique at 307 Branchport Avenue in Long Branch, forcing the agency to suspend business for the remainder of the year, we are proud to announce that the store will reopen in March in a new location just across town, at 604 Second Avenue in the West End Plaza.
More than 2,000 Monmouth County children and their families had a brighter holiday season this year thanks to the kindness and generosity of all those who supported FCS 2016 Operation Sleighbells. Dozens of area companies, businesses, schools and organizations participated by collecting and donating several thousand toys, books, coats, and infant necessities to help fulfill the holiday wishes of area children and families in need. Read more “Operation Sleighbells Serves Record 600 Families”
Happy Holidays! And thank you to the hundreds of individuals, families, companies, businesses and organizations throughout New Jersey whose generous donations to this year’s Operation Sleighbells enabled us to give nearly 600 area families and their children a brighter holiday season!
Nearly 200 family, friends and supporters raised a glass to FCS at the agency’s 2016 Leading Lights Gala, Saturday, October 29th, raising more than $100,000 to support critical community-based programs and services. The celebratory event, which took place at the beautiful Navesink Country Club in Middletown, marked the 107th anniversary of the agency and served as the perfect backdrop to honor three individuals for their outstanding contributions to FCS: Gloria Nilson, Bruce Thompson and Thompson Memorial Home of Red Bank, and former FCS Board President Mary Ann McDonald. Read more “Honoring our Leading Lights”
The season of giving is almost upon us. Please help us make the holidays bright for area families in need by volunteering with FCS Operation Sleighbells! Read more “Help needed for FCS Operation Sleighbells”
The 2016 FCS Gala Committee invites you to join them on Saturday, October 29th at Navesink Country Club in Middletown, NJ, for the 2016 Leading Lights Gala honoring former FCS Board chair Mary Ann McDonald and two long-time community partners Bruce Thompson and Thompson Memorial Home, and Gloria Nilson. Read more “Leading Lights Gala to Honor Lights of the Community”
FCS Reading Buddies, an inter-generational childhood literacy program serving more than 1,600 area school children, today received a generous grant of $7,000 from the Church & Dwight Employee Giving Fund, Inc. (EGF) to enhance and expand the program. Dominic Mascolo, a senior financial analyst and the son of FCS CFO Anna DeJesus, presented the award to FCS CEO Delly Beekman today on behalf of the company. Read more “NJ Company awards 7K to FCS Reading Buddies”