Friends of the Center for Families is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization started in 2012. We are a group of volunteers committed to raising awareness and funds for the Center of Families in Cambridge. We started in 2009 to help cover the funding shortfall due to the bad economy, and became a non-profit in 2012. We have funded a number of different projects for the Center for Families and have helped expand its services and outreach.
Friends of the Center for Families has raised funds through events such as, Cakes Walks, silent auctions, Flatbread Pizza fundraising nights, bake sales, and private donations.
Among the things we have funded are:
a computer teacher for a family literacy program to help families learn and understand online resources
a bus for a beach field trip for families who would not otherwise be able to go
a Zumba instructor to teach a class for parents and to build community
staff development at the Children's Trust conference
We have funded a number of different projects for the Center for Families and have helped expand its services and outreach.
Friends of the Center for Families supports activities, events, and programs of the Center for Families. Our focus is to raise funds and awareness, and to support our community. Our funding support has helped assist programs, workshops, and field trips.
Our goal this year is to organize at least three fundraising events, including a bake sale at Family Fun Day, movie night at Peabody school, and Flatbread Pizza Night. Simultaneously, we aim to make more of an effort to connect with the community and neighbors and build our presence, while raising more awareness to Center for Families.
Center for Families
The Center for Families seeks to meet the needs of families with young children by providing information and referrals, assistance in obtaining resources, parent education and support, parent/child activities, community-building events, early literacy programs, programs just for
fathers and intensive family supports. The Center strives to provide a variety of programming to help families support the growth and development of their young children and other family members. The Center continually looks to grow and develop partnerships with families,
schools, health centers, libraries, and other community agencies in order to better meet the needs of families, learn from the community, and build relationships.