2016 HOLIDAY HELPLINE
It’s the holiday season and we need your help! Sign up has begun for the Holiday Helpline program available to Freeport and Pownal residents. The Holiday Helpline program is designed to provide warm clothing, toys, thanks to a partnership with the Bruce Roberts Toy Fund, and holiday cheer during this special time of year! 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 2nd, 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
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.
Once again Freeport Community Services is offering 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 will be hosting 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 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.
Thanksgiving Community Dinner: November 24th, 12-2pm. All are welcome.
In 2015, Freeport Community Services worked with volunteers, families, local businesses and school groups to provide families in Freeport and Pownal with the "essentials" of food, clothing and gifts to enjoy a merry holiday. If you are in need of Christmas help, want to make a donation of “essentials”, gifts, adopt a family, or give your time, or you know of a family or individual who would benefit from these services, please call Sarah Lundin at 865.3985 x205