Lions and Tigers and Goldman Sachs, oh my!

Goldman Sachs Community TeamWorks volunteers joined The Family Center’s children and families at the Bronx Zoo for an exciting day on Saturday, June 18th. With many of our little ones arriving at the gate wearing animal masks and making animal sounds, eager to see their favorite monkeys, snakes, and the like – everyone knew they were in for a wild …

Credit Suisse makes the sun shine for TFC children & families!

On Saturday, June 11th, volunteers from Credit Suisse Americas Private Banking team, along with their intrepid interns and a few other brave souls, ignored the dark rain clouds and hosted a picnic on Central Park’s Great Lawn for children and families receiving services at The Family Center. Despite the weather, everyone had a great time playing kick-ball, flying kites, painting …

BLOOM 2011: Helping Lives Blossom –With Great Success!

BLOOM 2011 was another great success for The Family Center and our Leadership Council! While guests enjoyed cocktails provided by VnC, or beer provided by Narragansett Beer and Radeberger, they perused BLOOM’s silent auction of luxury products and experiences, including everything from tickets to Broadway shows and baseball games to diamond jewelry and designer handbags. DJ Josh van Aalst generously …

Lights, camera, thank you…with a cherry on top!

Spring Break at The Family Center this year was full of activities and events, all hosted by our volunteers. Independent artist Park McArthur, who was recently awarded a fellowship at the Whitney, conducted a three-day Gratitude Journals Workshop for our youth. Using an abundance of glitter, glue, and colorful markers, Park provided a creative, reflective, and fun environment for our …

Save the date for BLOOM!

Save the date– BLOOM is back for 2011! The 8th Annual BLOOM will take place on Thursday, May 19th at Union Square Ballroom from 7pm to 10pm. BLOOM, hosted by TFC’s Leadership Council, is an evening of cocktails, luxury silent auction items, and socializing to raise money for New York City children affected by illness, crisis, or loss. This year, …

Three of Hearts: An Evening of Song Benefiting Children In Need

This third year was a charm for our Three of Hearts event, featuring Lindsey Wilson, Mark Anthony Lee and Beth Arentsen, and produced by Christian Wikane at Joe’s Pub at The Public Theatre the evening of Saturday, February 26th. The performers each brought the house down in their varied ways, and Christian set a warm, welcoming tone for the evening, …

Join TFC for a Legal Networking Breakfast!

Are you a social service provider that works with individuals and families dealing with cancer? Are you interested in legal services for your clients? The Family Center cordially invites all social service providers that work with individuals and families dealing with cancer to join us for a Networking Breakfast on Friday, March 4, 2011 from 9:30am to 11:30am. Meet other …

Join Us for a Mentoring Cocktail Hour!

Are you interested in becoming a mentor? Join current and prospective mentors over cocktails during the evening of March 3rd to find out more about what being a mentor in the Just Buddies Program is like! The Family Center’s Just Buddies Program matches adult mentors with at-risk youth. Mentors serve as positive role models and friends, and provide mentees with …

Three of Hearts is back!

The twice sold out performance is back again for 2011! Three of Hearts will feature three extraordinarily talented artists, Beth Arentsen, Mark Anthony Lee, and Lindsey Wilson, in an evening of music to benefit The Family Center. Each of these artist’s unique, wonderful styles lends itself to an evening of amazing live music for all. The event will be held …

National Mentoring Month: Candice & Sharon

For National Mentoring Month, The Family Center’s Just Buddies program will be sharing a story a week from our buddy pairs. Are you interested in becoming a mentor? Request more information. Continue reading for this week’s story! Below are pictures of several of our buddy pairs. Candice is 8 years old and resides with her grandmother. She has been matched …