FCS HOLIDAY HELPLINE
During the holiday season we need your help and holiday cheer more than ever during this special time of year! The Holiday Helpline program is designed to provide warm clothing and toys to families in need, and is available available to Freeport and Pownal residents thanks to a partnership with the Bruce Roberts Toy Fund. There are many ways in which you can help, and our holiday wishes are for abundant volunteers, donations, and the adoption of each and every family signing up. We look forward to spreading happiness with your help this season!
If you need help this holiday season please see Sarah Lundin to pick up an application. Deadline for completed applications is DECEMBER 8th, so don't miss out. The BRTF will provide 4 brand-new, pre-selected, 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.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Help provide holiday cheer during this special time of year!
The Holiday Helpline program is designed to provide warm clothing and toys to families in need, and is available to Freeport and Pownal residents. There are many ways in which you can help, and our holiday wishes are for abundant volunteers, donations, and the adoption of each and every family signing up.
If you need help during the holiday season please see Sarah Lundin, FCS Family Service Coordinator, to pick up an application.
The Bruce Roberts Toy Fund (BRTF) will provide 4 brand-new, pre-selected, 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 BRTF.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
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.
HOW TO VOLUNTEER: 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, Sarah Lundin 865-3985, x205, as soon as possible.
Freeport Community Services offers Freeport and Pownal residents the opportunity to pick up a Thanksgiving basket filled with all the fixings, topped with a turkey.
Additionally, through the generosity and absolutely wonderful cooking skills of Azure Café, FCS hosts a dinner beginning at noon Thanksgiving Day. Donations and volunteers for sorting and filling the Thanksgiving boxes are needed and welcome!
If you would like to sign up or donate for Thanksgiving please call or stop in to see Sarah Lundin, (207)865-3985 ext. 205. To volunteer please contact Debbie Daggett at (207)865-3985 ext. 206.
The Thanksgiving Day Community Dinner is from 12-2pm in the FCS Community Center. All are welcome.
Holiday Donor Information
For Christmas, please consider getting together with family members, neighbors, co-workers or civic groups to "adopt" a family. Cash donations and gift cards are warmly welcomed too, and they are tax-deductible!
For Thanksgiving, donations of turkeys, onions, apples, stuffing mix, potatoes, etc. are warmly welcomed. You may leave donations at the Food Pantry during operating hours.
Please contact Sarah Lundin, Community Services Coordinator, 865-3985 x205 or email.
We need help organizing, sorting, wrapping, delivery for Christmas.
Please contact Debbie Daggett, Volunteer Coordinator 865-1006 or by email.