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Just in time for cold nights and the windy days of Fall, our Warm Coat Day will help families in need be prepared. With the help of our community and folks like you, we distribute over 1,200 coats and jackets annually. This year, we anticipate we will distribute coats, jackets and accessories to over 300 families. We need your help. As you begin to make the switch to Fall clothes and start cleaning out closets, set aside those gently worn coats and jackets that the family has outgrown. October is our Coat Drive month. Start collecting hats, mittens, jackets, warm coats and outerwear and visit our holiday website at www.nfccholiday.org for donation dates and our distribution site location. Start the season of giving early, and make a donation, or volunteer your time and share the warmth this fall and winter with a North Fulton family in need.
For more information, please contact our holiday Team at email@example.com or Click here to download our current Coat Day flyer.
The 2014 annual Holiday Program is underway and needs your help. Through the generous spirit of our community, we support over 1,200 low income families during the holiday season. The holidays are a time when we experience the joy of giving and celebrations with family and friends. However, for many families in North Fulton it can be a time of disappointment, financial stress, and discouragement as parents struggle to provide for their children. Parents are faced with the difficult choices of providing basic needs or holiday food and gifts.
We need your help. There are many ways to get involved and to assist your North Fulton neighbors. As you visit this website, look for opportunities to serve, make a financial donation, sponsor a family Christmas, support our Thanksgiving food drive or purchase new toys and gifts for our Santa Shop toy drive.
We believe the Holiday Program and the support you give, will serve the needs of our most insecure families and provide support that empowers parents by allowing them to be involved in the selection process of providing warm coats for their family, sharing a Thanksgiving meal together, and selecting Christmas gifts for their children. The family unit as a whole and their parental role will be strengthened through positive and healthy holiday assistance.
Thank you, in advance, for your generosity and for caring about those less fortunate. Visit our Holiday website at www.nfccholiday.org to learn more and to sign up to help.
Over 1,000 children received new backpacks filled with school supplies at our Back to School Health & Wellness Fair August 9th. For many of them, it was worth the wait. Ms. T. had 5 backpacks draped around her shoulders and back as she walked toward the exit. She had been in line since 2:00am, and needed to get home so she could be at work by 11:00am. Another mother stopped before leaving, and with tears in her eyes, said “I wish I could thank everyone in person who made it possible for my babies to feel good about starting school.” A total of 413 low-income families waited long hours in line, most with their children, until it was their turn to select backpacks and visit the health & wellness fair. A total of 326 volunteers and 17 exhibitors from local churches, businesses, civic groups and schools worked together to make the day enjoyable and informative for parents and children.
Roswell and Alpharetta Lions Clubs provided eye screenings and referrals. Revved Up Kids provided safety information. DeMercy Dental showed children the importance of avoiding sweets and sodas, and how to keep your teeth healthy. Scholarship Books provided 1,000 books and volunteers gave out books to children of all ages. North Fulton Hospital provided health screenings, and Chattahoochee Nature Center gave out fresh vegetables and herbs. Whole Foods Market provided healthy tips on eating fresh foods. These were just a few of the exhibitors who covered the health and wellness component of the event, making sure parents and children had a safe and healthy school year.
On behalf of these families, their children, and the NFCC staff, thank you to the hundreds of donors, the volunteers, the exhibitors and especially to Principal Springman for letting us use Elkins Point Middle School. A special thank you to the volunteer co-coordinators, Lisa Bouck and Beth Dillworth, who helped make this event successful. With your help, students are better prepared for academic success, parents learned about healthy lifestyles, families received health screenings, and everyone left tired but happy.
Learn a new skill, get a handle on your finances or get help with your job search. NFCC volunteer instructors and coaches can help you create a resume that gets noticed, create a budget that works, manage your credit card debt, and get your GED. All classes and services at the NFCC Education Center are free and open to the public. Professionals volunteer their time to help in the areas of education, finance, computer training, English classes, and job searching. Click here for the current month schedule and sign up for a class today.
We want to acknowledge our local community businesses that is supporting NFCC during the month of July:
NFCC’s Back to School event helps prepare children to succeed academically by providing them with the tools they need. It is also a day for families to explore healthy lifestyle changes and prepare for the school year in a fun and festive environment. After receiving new backpacks filled with school supplies, children and parents enjoy refreshments, games, health screenings, and wellness booths. Last year, 1,057 students received new backpacks filled with school supplies and over 300 volunteers Exhibitors helped to make the Back to School Health & Wellness fair a fun and informative day for 498 families in need. This year, the event will take place on August 9th, from 9:00am-1:00pm.
Volunteer co-coordinators, Beth Dilworth, firstname.lastname@example.org and Lisa Bouck, email@example.com need your help to make sure every child starts school with school supplies. We invite you to get involved either as a financial sponsor, donor, volunteer or exhibitor.
- Donate New backpacks and school supplies for students in grades K-12.
- Make a Financial donation to help offset the cost of the event and to supplement shortages in backpacks and school supplies.
- Sponsor the Event. Ask about our Sponsorship Levels and how you can help fund the event. Contact Eden Purdy at firstname.lastname@example.org for Sponsorship information.
- Be an Exhibitor in the any of the areas of health, wellness, safety, education and refreshments. Contact Beth or Lisa to become an Exhibitor.
Visit our website for more information about http://nfcchelp.org/special-programs/back-to-school-program/.