FCS partners with Bruce Roberts Toy Fund

bruce-roberts-logoWe have exciting news! Our 2013 Holiday Helpline Program has joined forces with the Bruce Roberts Toy Fund (BRTF) for the winter holiday gift-giving season. BRTF has been supporting families by providing toys for children since 1949. We believe our new partnership with BRTF supports our mission of helping families in Freeport and Pownal by expanding services, avoiding duplications, and giving our local families a “one-stop” destination for assistance.

Freeport and Pownal families may apply at FCS. Applications must be submitted no later than OCTOBER 29. The BRTF will provide 4 brand-new, preselected, age-appropriate toys for each child up to his/her 19th birthday. All toys through the FCS Holiday Helpline Program will now be provided through the Bruce Roberts Toy Fund.

Community volunteers are essential to the success of our Holiday Helpline program! Here is how to help:

1. Adopt a Family - while the toys come from BRTF, FCS still hopes to supply two (2) articles of warm clothing per child, and one (1) gift for each adult in the family.

2. Adopt an Adult - FCS provides one (1)gift per adult; for some elderly, disabled, ill or unemployed adults, this may be the only gift they receive this holiday season.

3. Provide cash donations to the Holiday Helpline - we use these donations for items such as Bow Street Market gift cards and gas cards. Each family or adult, in addition to the gifts provided by our wonderful donors, will receive a “Fund-a-Feast” Box from Hannaford and a Bow Street Market gift card. You may also choose to make a contribution to BRTF.

4. Donate your time - to help with gift wrapping, sorting, and delivering gifts and food boxes.

Please contact FCS Volunteer Coordinator, Debbie Daggett, at 865-3985, x206 to volunteer.

To ADOPT A FAMILY make a contribution or apply for help, contact FCS Family Service Coordinator, Sue Mack 865-3985, x205, as soon as possible.

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