All gifts matter to FAMILYConnections, large or small. Your dollars help us:
- stabilize families in crisis
- heal trauma
- reduce poverty and crime
- strengthen local communities
- help families get food, clothing, insurance, housing and jobs
This summer we received a wonderful surprise - a very generous gift from the Plafsky Family Foundation. This special donation will allow FAMILYConnections to continue delivering the following services with confidence:
- Family reunification
- Domestic violence treatment
- Mental health and substance abuse treatment
- Life skills and parenting skills training
- Aid with concrete needs (food, housing, jobs, healthcare)
We are grateful to the Plafsky Family Foundation, and to all donors who join us in our mission to nurture and strengthen those in our community facing life's greatest challenges.
TD Charitable Foundation recently awarded their first grant to FAMILYConnections. With their support and in partnership with the Bloomfield School District, the agency can now provide “Keys to Success”, an intensive summer program of academic and social skills-building for at-risk incoming freshman, on-site at Bloomfield High School.
Don't forget to ask your company whether they'll support your charitable giving by matching your gift to FAMILYConnections.
"In every community there is work to be done. In every heart there is the power to do it." -Marianne Williamson
Volunteering at FAMILYConnections is a unique opportunity to become a part of the solution. Whether it's providing your professional expertise pro bono, or reading to a group of children, the gift of your time truly furthers our mission.
Matt Berns, a senior at Millburn High, has been a champion of FAMILYConnections since 8th grade. He has read to and played games with children exposed to domestic violence in our DREAMS program. He has organized a teen volunteer group at Millburn High which has raised funds through the sale of candy and baked goods. He has also volunteered at our International Tastings Gala. And with an interest in film and media, Matt created a moving video which profiles the heroic successes of children and families who have come to FAMILYConnections for help.
Asked why he volunteers, Matt says, "Volunteering makes me feel good - but it isn't just that. I want to understand people - the troubles they face and how they deal with them. You get a great understanding of that and the community when you're involved with FAMILYConnections."
To make a special gift to FAMILYConnections or to learn more about volunteering your time/talent, contact Nancy at email@example.com.