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13th Annual Charity Golf Tournament
June 6, 2017

We’re so glad to have seen such a great turnout for our 13th annual Charity Golf Tournament, with a hole-in-one giveaway sponsored by Kindle Auto Plaza on Thursday, May 18. More than 50 golfers attended.

Every year we hold a youth clinic as part of our charity golf tournament, which gives students a chance most of them wouldn’t have had otherwise. It’s an opportunity to learn the basics from a pro and develop an appreciation for a great game.

Students from Egg Harbor Township High School took instruction from a golfing pro at Mays Landing Country Club, listening intently to the advice and watching the demonstration of a proper stance and swing.

Youth Clinic

Egg Harbor Township High School students practice hitting golf balls as part of Family Service Association’s Youth Clinic on Thursday, May 18 at Mays Landing Country Club.

First place in the golf tournament went to the Harring Fire Protection group of Eric, Nathan and Nicholas Harring.

First place in the golf tournament went to the Harring Fire Protection group of Eric, Nathan and Nicholas Harring.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Family Life Center Expanding
May 1, 2017

We’re excited to welcome clients to the new Family Life Center as we expand this program to service a growing need in Atlantic County. We recognized how much of an impact this program has on our community, so we are pleased to see that FSA already had a space that fit the purpose and need of the Family Life Center program.

I know we have built so many great relationships in our community through the Bargain Boutique and we are confident that the Family Life Center will benefit from its space.

Before we open the Family Life Center, please take advantage of our sales until Friday, May 26th, when we begin the transformation!


13th Annual “Bubbles 4 Autism”
April 13, 2017

Bubbles for Autism

It’s humbling that our community has helped to make this event possible. This was the 13th year “Bubbles 4 Autism” was able to bring smiles, support, awareness and new friends to the lives of so many in our area.

At our New Day Family Success Center, children, parents and friends enjoyed blowing bubbles together to support autism awareness and acceptance, in support of this global initiative to educate others about autism and help people see the world a little differently.

Thanks to Stacey Lear, Volunteer and Community Partnership Coordinator at New Day Family Success Center in Galloway, for taking this great selfie of the smiling faces and bubbles of joy and hope.


“Shop for a Cause”
April 8, 2017

April 7th we held “Shop for a Cause” in honor of National Child Abuse Prevention Month with St. John at Tanger Outlets in Atlantic City. The turnout was wonderful and we made so many new friends, with new outfits! We are happy to see this benefit make so many ripples in our community.

These kinds of events, gives local supporters a chance to network, while enjoying a nice evening shopping.


March “Dadness”
April 5, 2017

More than just “Dad jokes” were abundant during March “Dadness” at the Egg Harbor City Community School. Guests listened to stories that taught the importance of fathers influencing their children’s lives.

Through stories, pizza and games, fathers and their children learned lessons to help strengthen the bond between father and child.

Marion McLaurin, Chief Administrative Officer of Family Service Association, encouraged fathers in the audience to fulfill their role as parents.

Marion McLaurin

 

 

 

 

 


Ladies’ Night Out: The Fun’s Out of the Bag
February 24, 2017

Elizabeth and JanetJessica Kowal

 

 

 

 

Great food, good wine and friends laughing is part of a great night, but throw in a chance to win your favorite designer handbag? That makes for an even better night! That’s exactly what Ladies’ Night Out was.

Women from all over the area came out in style to the Atlantic City Country Club to show their support for our mission to help children and families in South Jersey with programs that work! We had a great time and we’re glad the ladies who dined with us did too!


Family Service Association Awarded Gold by GuideStar
February 24, 2017

I’m very proud to announce that Family Service Association of South Jersey has been designated a Gold Participant organization by the nonprofit information service GuideStar!

GuideStar is the largest source of information on U.S. nonprofits, with a searchable database of more than 2.2 million organizations. According to GuideStar, only the top 0.5% of nonprofits qualify for a Gold Participant rating.

Being a Gold Participant indicates a high level of transparency according to GuideStar’s requirements. Communication and ethics are a major part of our core values, moving us to keep the community informed and to operate all programs and services with integrity and social responsibility. We’re committed to staying accountable to our clients and supporters.

You can view our GuideStar profile here.

Cindy Herdman-Ivins
President/CEO, Family Service Association of South Jersey


Interview with Cindy Herdman-Ivins about the Energy and Economic Assistance Expo
February 22, 2017