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Rye Brook, Port Chester Non-Profits Team Up for the Holidays

Local Non-profit Gives Back to Support One of its Neighbors

A message froem FFTA:

When staff members of Rye Brook non-profit adoption agency, Forever Families Through Adoption (FFTA), decided to give back to their community this holiday season, they chose to volunteer within another local community-based non-profit, the Don Bosco Community Center in Port Chester. Don Bosco serves hundreds of children and youth each week in its after-school and Kids Café programs, providing the children with enrichment, safety and a hot meal, until a parent or guardian returns from work or school. On Wednesday, December 19, 2012, Forever Families Through Adoption visited with the children to provide a fun and festive art activity, inviting the children to make holiday cards and decorations for friends and family, an opportunity most of those served would not otherwise have. Assisted by FFTA staff members, approximately 30 elementary and middle school children energetically crafted their cards, demonstrating focus and pride in their work. The FFTA staff also assisted with dinner service and enjoyed spending time talking and interacting with the children as well as Don Bosco staff. Recognizing another great need in their own backyard, FFTA donated much needed items to the Don Bosco/Holy Rosary food pantry, which may serve up to 800 individuals and families each month. Participating staff members at FFTA were struck by the level of cooperation and gratitude among the children, as well as by the genuine care, warmth and enthusiasm expressed by the staff at Don Bosco. FFTA is eager to continue to partner with Don Bosco, and is honored to volunteer with an organization providing such essential services to children and families in need. For more information about the services of Don Bosco, please visit www.donboscocenter.com For more information about Forever Families Through Adoption, please visit www.ForeverFamiliesThroughAdoption.org

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