Long Branch, NJ – Volunteers and staff with Family & Children’s Service (FCS), Monmouth County’s oldest, private nonprofit social service agency, anticipate a productive year of varied and entertaining fundraisers in 2018. Plans are already underway for most of the agency’s annual events, including the Spring Luncheon and Fashion Show hosted by the FCS Navarumsunk Auxiliary, the FCS Golf Classic and the agency’s largest fundraiser of the year, FCS Leading Lights Gala. 

FCS serves over 9,000 people annually addressing issues of homelessness; neglect, abuse or exploitation; health and respite care; financial instability due to physical or mental disabilities; childhood literacy and obesity; long-term care planning and Medicare counseling.  While the agency partners with many organizations and government agencies to provide services,  its fundraisers are vital to sustaining the organization’s work in the community.

“In many cases, we are the sole county-designated provider of unduplicated services and often the last hope for individuals and families in crisis,”

FCS Director of Development Diane Gribbin explains. “Our fundraising events are a true partnership between volunteers and staff that ultimately benefits every person FCS serves.”

The list of 2018 FCS fundraising events include:


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The Navarumsunk Auxiliary Luncheon & Fashion Show Wednesday, May 9th

11:00 am

Branches Catering, West Long Branch

The FCS Golf Classic

Monday, July 23rd

11:00 am

Rumson Country Club

Plein Air Art Show

Saturday, August 25th

Monmouth Beach, Bath & Tennis Club

The Navarumsunk Auxiliary Bridge Benefit Wednesday, September 12th

11:00 am

Rumson Country Club

The FCS Leading Lights Gala

Saturday, October 27th

6:30 pm

Navesink Country Club

See www.fcsmonmouth.org for more information about FCS events and how to become involved.

About FCS (Family & Children’s Service)

FCS (Family & Children’s Service) strengthens, protects and preserves the dignity and independence of people in need. With 109 years of history, FCS is the oldest, private nonprofit social service agency in Monmouth County and a leading volunteer organization. Our mission is to provide compassionate care, intervention and education to support people at challenging times in their lives. We accomplish this through more than a dozen programs focused on the needs of multiple at-risk populations,

including: Adult Protective Services; Jersey Assistance for Community Caregivers (JACC); Healthy Buddies; Home Care Services and Homecare Grant Assistance; Medicare Application Assistance Program (MAAP); Operation Sleighbells; Reading Buddies; Representative Payee; Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP); Statewide Respite Care, State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP); Telephone Reassurance and the Thrift Boutique.

Learn more at www.fcsmonmouth.org.

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