Family & Children’s Aid not only supports the community, but the community supports us right back! From the monies that help pay salaries and keep the buildings heated and in good repair, to funding for new programs or therapies, to drives that collect pajamas, games, clothing, holiday items or school supplies, caring individuals, civic groups, religious organizations, schools, corporations, and foundations each give what they can. Combined these acts of generosity great and small are what allow us to provide the children who come to us for help and their families, this amazing, super-fun, child-friendly and welcoming environment, the best practices in behavioral and mental health care, and the skilled, dedicated and compassionate people who help them heal.
FCA would like to recognize these recent contributors:
Robert DeFalco and Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Brookfield
Robert "Bob" DeFalco spent weeks learning a professional dance routine to compete in a "Dancing Stars" competition to benefit FCA! He helped to raise over $22,000 for our programs! A big shout out to him and to the owners and staff at Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Brookfield for hosting this fun competition, all for charity!
The Princess Ball
A magical evening for Dads and Daughters creates even more magic for the families that we serve at FCA! A portion of the proceeds is donated each year to help support those we serve, and FCA recently received a generous donation of $4,000! We are super excited to be a part of this lovely event in 2017 set for Friday, March 3, 2017 for 5th to 8th grade and Friday, March 24, 2017 for 1st to 4th grade! Register at www.princessball.org.
Boehringer Ingelheim and PeaceLove "Day of Caring"
On June 15, 2016 Boehringer Ingelheim and PeaceLove staff joined us to help launch our new expressive arts program by opening a PeaceLove Arts Studio: "Creators Corner" and a new group room, "The Gathering". In addition to painting and carpentry, they also worked on landscaping all across the FCA Danbury campus. BI volunteers also helped to paint a new art supply store in Harmony Station as well as organizing the donations. In addition, BI staff spent a lot of time in our homeless shelter for moms and children, Harmony House, cleaning and organizing the kitchen.
A special thanks to Chick-fil-A of Danbury Fair for donating lunch for all the volunteers!
Richter Park Golf Course and the Danbury Amateur
In July of 2016, the 26th Danbury Amateur was held at Richter Park Golf Course, once again benefiting Family & Children's Aid. It was a beautiful weekend of some serious competitive golf, made truly fun by the amazing staff and our friends at Richter Park Golf Course! We are so honored to be recipients once again of the proceeds raised through this championship.