National Mentoring Month: Carlton & Thomas

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. Carlton is a 15 year old teen who resides with his sister since his …

National Mentoring Month: Lisa & Melissa

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. Lisa is a 13 year old girl who resides with her mother who has …

Macy’s Helps Spread Holiday Cheer!

The Family Center would like to thank our neighbors on 34th Street– Macy’s! Many thanks to the dozens of Macy’s volunteers who have helped out at TFC over the past few days.  These volunteers have been instrumental in organizing our annual toy drive which provides holiday toys to hundreds of our very deserving children.  The volunteers took on the very …

TFC’s Hawaiian Holiday Party!

On Friday, December 3rd, more than 100 families and over 20 volunteers gathered together for The Family Center’s Annual Holiday Party! This 450+ person event is TFC’s largest event of the year. It is a time for our families– many of whom live below the poverty line and are struggling with illness, crisis, or loss– to come together to celebrate …

MAC at TFC for World AIDS Day

On December 1st, nine volunteers from MAC gathered at TFC for World AIDS Day to create signs, backdrops, and decorations for TFC’s upcoming Holiday Party. The event was organized by MAC and the Children Affected By AIDS Foundation. The volunteers did a wonderful job and we are so excited for our families to see the decorations on Friday! Thanks so …

Executive Director Ivy Gamble Cobb Featured as NYer of the Week!

TFC is thrilled to announce that NY1 has featured TFC’s Executive Director, Ivy Gamble Cobb, as their New Yorker of the week! You can watch the segment, filmed during Google’s Thanksgiving event for grandparents, on NY1’s website. We are grateful to NY1 for recognizing Ivy Gamble Cobb’s hard work at TFC!

Google Gives Thanks to Grandparents!

On November 11th, a team of 10 Google volunteers and almost 40 grandparent caregivers and their children gathered in TFC’s office to celebrate Thanksgiving! The Google volunteers and TFC’s kids prepared a gourmet Thanksgiving lunch to give thanks to their grandparent caregivers, while the grandparents created beautiful floral arrangements to serve as Thanksgiving centerpieces. Everyone then gathered around the table …

Bids for Kids 2010!

This year’s Bids for Kids was an enormous success! Bids for Kids, held at Marquee and hosted by Julissa Bermudez and TFC’s Leadership Council, raised over $25,000 to help TFC’s families struggling with illness, crisis, or loss. The music was provided by DJ Joshua van Aalst and the date auction was lead by comedian and actress Rachael Robbins. Dates to …

The Daniel Fennessy Memorial Fund’s 2nd Annual Halloween Party

On Friday, October 29th, nearly 100 friends and supporters of The Daniel Fennessy Memorial Fund gathered at The Inn at New Hyde Park for an evening of spooky Halloween celebrations! Guests decked out in costumes enjoyed dinner, dancing, a costume contest and a silent auction. The Halloween Party raised over $5,000 for The Daniel Fennessy Memorial Fund at The Family …

Korn Ferry Takes TFC Kids Trick or Treating!

Korn Ferry and TFC have had a longtime partnership working to serve New York City families and children in need. On October 27th, Korn Ferry employee volunteers turned their office into a spooky trick or treating adventure for our families! Kids went from desk to desk announcing “trick or treat!” and collecting candy. After trick or treating through the office, …