What's Happening at FCS

You’re Invited to “Sleighbells in the Sand”

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

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.

Spring Luncheon and Fashion Show raises over 10K for FCS

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…)

Annual Spring Luncheon & Fashion Show set for May 8th

The public is cordially invited to attend the 62nd annual Navarumsunk Auxiliary Spring Luncheon and Fashion Show to be held Wednesday, May 8th, at Branches in West Long Branch. Tickets are $60 per person and include a special shopping boutique, chance auction and fashion show featuring the latest spring designs and trends courtesy of Le Papillion in Rumson. To receive your invitation, contact FCS Director of Development Diane Gribbin at 732-222-9111 or at developmentinfo@fcsmonmouth.org 

Colleen Verriest named CEO of FCS

Family & Children’s Service (FCS), Monmouth County’s oldest, private nonprofit social service agency today announced that its Board of Directors has named Colleen Verriest, MSW, LCSW, as the agency’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Verriest brings to the agency more than 15 years of leadership experience in social services delivery in Monmouth and Ocean Counties, including directing the development and expansion of essential programs and services designed to enrich the lives of children and families in the community. She becomes the 18th leader of FCS since the agency’s founding in 1909. (more…)

FCS celebrates 110th Anniversary

2019 is a significant anniversary for Family & Children’s Service (FCS); it marks 110 years since the agency’s founding in 1909 when a group of Long Branch community leaders came together to purchase gifts for impoverished children at Christmastime. Initially incorporated as “The Long Branch Society for the Improvement of the Poor,” the group quickly expanded it mission to meet other critical needs, offering clothing, housing, medical and legal assistance to those who could not afford it.  (more…)

Sleighbells serves 1,700 Children

Hundreds of Monmouth County families enjoyed a brighter holiday season this year, thanks to dozens of area businesses, organizations and individuals who partnered with FCS to support our annual toy drive, Operation Sleighbells.  The program, which traces its roots to our founding in 1909, provided thousands of donated toys, books, coats, pajamas and infant necessities to more than 1,700 local children in need.


Outgoing CEO Delly Beekman talks agency milestones with Comcast TV

Outgoing FCS CEO Delly Beekman recently sat down with Comcast TV’s Jill Horner to talk about the agency reaching several significant milestones, both this year and next. Watch the full interview.