What's Happening at FCS
June 5, 2019
You’re invited to “Sleighbells in the Sand,” an inaugural event benefiting our agency’s founding program, Operation Sleighbells, Wednesday, July 10, at Monmouth Beach Bath & Tennis Club. Operation Sleighbells dates back to the start of FCS in 1909 and today serves more than 1,500 children annually, donating hundreds of warm coats, hats, gloves, toys and infant necessities to children whose families may be struggling during the holiday season. Tickets are $40 per person and include drinks and hors d’ouvres and live music. In addition, guests are asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy. To make your reservation, contact FCS Director of Development Diane Gribbin at 732-222-9111 or at firstname.lastname@example.org or reserve online at Sleighbell.givesmart.com.
May 21, 2019
You’re invited to join us Sunday, June 30, at Monmouth Park Racetrack for “Day at the Races,” an annual tradition benefiting FCS. No need to worry about potentially hot and humid weather. Watch the races and place a wager from the comfort of our private, air-conditioned Parterre Level I Turf Room. Enjoy a deluxe buffet lunch, desert and beverages. Bring the whole family! Tickets are just $65 per person and $15 per child and include admission, lunch and a racing program. To make your reservation, contact FCS Director of Development Diane Gribbin at 732-222-9111 or at email@example.com or reserve online at DayatRaces.givesmart.com.
May 15, 2019
An impressive 220 guests turned out to celebrate the 110th anniversary of FCS, while viewing the latest spring fashions and raising funds for agency programs and services at the Navarumsunk Auxiliary’s 62nd Annual Spring Luncheon, Wednesday, May 8th at Branches in Long Branch. The event is expected to have raised over $10,000 for programs that provide protection for vulnerable adults, home care for the frail and elderly and school-based volunteer programs designed to promote childhood well-being. (more…)
July 23, 2019
Congratulations to our June Aide of the Month, Gloria Valbrune! Gloria has been a Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA) with FCS Home Care Services for an impressive 24 years. Prior to working at FCS, Gloria worked at a nursing home where two coworkers suggested she apply for a job at FCS. Gloria remembers thinking “I don’t drive and I know they will ask me for a driver’s license. So, when I got my driver’s license I applied.”
Gloria recalls taking her certification class at FCS in 1995, proudly remembering “I took the class and started working right away. I finished on Friday and started working on Monday.” (more…)
July 2, 2019
For more than twenty years, Arlene and Maurice “Butch” Lospinoso have rallied an impressive crowd of their closest friends and family to turn out for their annual Day at the Races fundraiser at Monmouth Park Racetrack benefitting FCS. On Sunday, June 30, the guest list reached a record breaking 210 people who were brought together to raise funds for essential FCS programs and services, including protection for vulnerable adults, home care for the frail and elderly and school-based volunteer programs designed to promote childhood well-being. (more…)
June 17, 2019
Congratulations to our May Aide of the Month, Melissa Greiss! Melissa has been a Certified Home Health Aide (CHHA) with FCS Home Care Services for two years, receiving her training through FCS in 2016. Formerly a pre-school teacher, Melissa has taken her passion for helping people and employed it to different demographic still in need of care and compassion.
Melissa describes how working for a nonprofit holds importance to her. “I feel like giving back, not working for a company that is just in it for the money.” She explains, “At the end of the day you are making a difference in someone else’s life.” (more…)
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