Holiday Gifts for Kids and Seniors on their Way!
Thanks to so many of you…. the moms and grandmas of 150 children living in poverty in Orlando, Florida will have gifts to give their children on Christmas morning. Thank you for your generosity and for participating in our Holiday Angels program!
We also matched up 91 senior citizens in a senior living facility in Hastings on Hudson, New York with holiday donors!
The best part of both projects? When we put out the call asking for donors, so many of you responded that the kids and seniors on our list were instantly coverd… so we were able to go back and ask our community partners for additional names of children and seniors in need!.
More Kids Join One Book At A Time
With over 150 children from 16 communities across the U.S. enrolled in One Book At A Time, we’re thrilled to be adding even more children from a new site – The Museum School in Yonkers, N.Y. Five new OBAAT elementary school kids will receive their first book from their assigned book “buddy” this fall. OBAAT’s mission is to provide a personal connection between a donor family with enough to share and a book-loving child in need. OBAAT donors buy and send one new book every month to the child they are matched with along with a letter, providing “their” child with that wonderful feeling of book ownership. Seventy-nine percent of students at The Museum School qualify for free or reduced lunch through the National Free Lunch Program. With household budgets stretched to provide food and basic necessities, buying books is usually out of the question.
To learn more or to sponsor a child click HERE.
Donation of Vintage Photos Helps FtoF Grow
For nearly forty years, American photojournalist Marvin Koner – Family-to-Family founder Pam Koner’s dad – traveled the world capturing the people, places and personalities that shaped the second half of the 20th century.
Today, through the online Marvin Koner Archive, his photographs are enjoying a meaningful second life, with all funds raised ear-marked to support Family-to-Family.The photographs, available to our donors, include candid shots of many of the most famous personalities of the mid-century, including Robert Frost, Eleanor Roosevelt, Frank Lloyd Wright, Johnny Cash, Robert F. Kennedy, Miles Davis, Elizabeth Taylor and many more.