What's Happening at FCS
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,” 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 email@example.com or reserve online at Sleighbell.givesmart.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or reserve online at DayatRaces.givesmart.com.
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…)
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 email@example.com
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…)
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…)
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.