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  • Operation Sleighbells serves 630 Area Families in Need

    January 30, 2020News

    Long Branch, NJ, Jan. 15, 2020 – Hundreds of Monmouth County families enjoyed a brighter holiday this season, thanks to area businesses, organizations and individuals who partnered with Family & Children’s Service (FCS) to support the agency’s founding program, Operation Sleighbells. The holiday donation drive, which traces its roots back to 1909, provided thousands of donated toys, books, coats, pajamas and infant necessities to more than 1,400 local children in need, including children served by child protection programs in central and southern Monmouth County. Dozens of volunteers helped collect, sort and distribute the gifts in the two weeks leading up to the holidays. (more…)

  • You’re Invited to “Sleighbells in the Sand”

    June 5, 2019News

    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 developmentinfo@fcsmonmouth.org or reserve online at Sleighbell.givesmart.com.

  • Tickets on Sale for FCS Day at the Races

    May 21, 2019News

    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 developmentinfo@fcsmonmouth.org  or reserve online at DayatRaces.givesmart.com.

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  • Social Workers: Generations Strong

    March 25, 2020Blog

    March is National Social Workers Month, a time to highlight the work of social workers in our community. This year’s theme is “Social Workers: Generations Strong.” (more…)

  • Meet Maria Anchieta, January Aide of the Month

    February 18, 2020Blog

    Congratulations to our January Aide of the Month, Maria Anchieta. Maria has been working for Family & Children’s Service (FCS) since February 2010 and received her Certified Home Health Aide training shortly before that.


  • Celebrating Black History Month: Meet Asharra Miller

    February 12, 2020Blog

    February is Black History Month, a time to pay tribute to the accomplishments of African Americans, who are often faced with adversity. The contributions and achievements of African American men and women span the course of history and all professional fields. Family & Children’s Service honors the contributions and achievements of African Americans, both past and present who have exemplified FCS’s vision to strengthen, protect and preserve the dignity and independence of people in need. (more…)

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