December Issue of Connects E-News
Articles featured in this issue include:
- Help Us Grant Holiday Wishes During Our 50th Year
- FCCS Employee Spotlight: Frieda McKarn
Accent on Kids Winter 2013
The Winter Issue of Accent on Kids is here! Featured articles include: 50 Years of Giving, Families Honored During National Family Week Celebration Orthodontist Makes FCCS Kids Smile
Choose Your Partner Carefully
When you choose a partner for yourself, you choose for your child, too. Your child is counting on you to make the right decision.
Leaving a Child at Home Alone
Many parents wrestle with whether or not it's safe to leave a child alone at home. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (US DHHS) offers some guidelines concerning this issue. Click on the link below to learn more.
Volunteers and Mentors Needed: Simba Celebrates 25 years! See the video....
Franklin County Children Services' volunteers and mentors are everyday heroes in the lives of our youth. For information about FCCS volunteers and mentors click here or call (614) 275-2690.
FCCS Holiday Wish Turns 50!
Over the past 50 years, thanks to community donors, FCCS has granted the wishes of more than 150,000 children under the care of the agency. Last year, the community provided gifts to more than 5,000 children.
Holiday Wish is a unique gift-giving program because there are several options available to donors to help each child's wish come true. The process begins with a wish. The child's specific wish (a gift valued at $40) comes true through the generosity of a donor who shops for the gift and delivers it to Children Services. Monetary donations are needed for youth 12 through 18 who receive gift cards. New toy donations of any kind are also in great demand. Donations to Holiday Wish may be tax deductible.
We are accepting donations of new, unwrapped toys at 855 W. Mound Street from now through noon on December 24. Holiday Wish is open for donations as follows:
Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday, December 4: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturdays December 7 & 14: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sundays December 8 & 15: 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Click here to learn more about Holiday Wish. Donations may also be made by calling Holiday Wish at (614) 275-2525 or online at www.franklincountyohio.gov/fccsholidaywish. Holiday Wish progress can be followed on Facebook and Twitter. Call Holiday Wish at (614) 275-2525 or send an email to email@example.com.
- FCCS 50th Annual Holiday Wish
Now through December
855 W. Mound Street
Holiday Wish provides gifts to children under the care of FCCS who might not otherwise receive them. For more information or to donate:
- Faith on 8th
Faith Mission, 599 E. 8th Avenue
Simba Mentors and Mentees will volunteer their time at the men's shelter.
- National Mentoring Month
National Mentoring Month is a time for recognizing the importance of mentors and their ability to positively impact young lives.
Black History Month
Black History Month is an occasion for honoring the accomplishments of African-Americans.