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, …

TFC Leadership Council took our families bowling!

The Family Center’s Leadership Council does more than just throw the best parties in town -they touch lives! On Saturday October 23rd, over 70 TFC children, parents, caregivers and Buddy pairs enjoyed an afternoon of bowling at NYC’s one-and-only Lucky Strike, all a courtesy of our Leadership Council. Many families served by our agency cannot afford such an all-inclusive bowling …

CAAF Names TFC as Dream Halloween Beneficiary

The Children Affected by AIDS Foundation (CAAF) has always generously supported The Family Center and the children in our care who are impacted by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Just this past February, CAAF awarded us a grant to support our Annual Holiday Party for the children and families. Now, CAAF has outdone itself in generosity: TFC was named a beneficiary of …

Credit Suisse Takes TFC Families to a Farm!

Credit Suisse and TFC have long had a strong partnership based on serving children and families in need in our community. On Columbus Day 2010, Credit Suisse took TFC families and Buddy pairs to the Queens County Farm Museum, where our children and their parents, caregivers, and mentors learned about domesticated animals and life on a farm. Our children had …

Shop L&T and Support TFC!

Did you know that your favorite tri-state retailer also gives back to the community? That’s right: Lord & Taylor’s stores throughout our area are supporting The Family Center! From September 13th through September 27th, a portion of all denim sales in women’s apparel will be donated to TFC. Don’t have time to make it to a Lord & Taylor store? …

TFC Caregiver Services are in Jeopardy: Help us Help!

For years, TFC has provided critical legal and social services to grandparent caregivers. Sadly, The Family Center, and therefore hundreds of grandparents in the city, has been affected by recent budget cuts to grandparent services. Despite the rising trend of grandparent caregivers in New York City*, the 2010 budget has failed to address the needs of this population. TFC’s major …

Robin Hood Donor Gives TFC Dads a Night Out

We love our dads at TFC! While many TFC families are headed by single mothers, we honor our fathers who are working hard to create a positive environment in which their children can thrive. Thanks to a generous anonymous donor, introduced to us through Robin Hood, our hardworking dads recently enjoyed the night of a lifetime. TFC families were invited …