Staying Connected to Wings
Now that we've all adjusted to our school schedules, saying goodbye to flip flops, salty skin and long sunny days, we thought we'd drop in, say hello and let you know what Wings For Falmouth Families has been up to.

Our Aid Committee has been very busy over the past few months meeting with families, learning their stories and identifying what their needs are. So far, seven families have received aid packages, helping alleviate the burden of their living and medical expenses. Our Outreach Committee is actively publicizing our mission to school officials, faith-based organizations, the medical community and more. Our Fundraising & Events Committee is working hard to creatively fundraise and educate the community about our mission. We hope you will join us at any one of our upcoming events that are listed below.

And as always, thank you for partnering with us to make a difference in the lives of our local families. Together, we are providing , empowering and comforting our neighbors who need it the most.
Alternative Gift Market
Have you ever had difficulty giving gifts around the holiday time to people who don't want or need anything? Then we have a great opportunity for you!

Every year, St. Barnabas Episcopal Church hosts an "Alternative Gift Market" where they highlight over 40 local and global non-profit organizations with the hopes of attendees making a contribution in honor of someone or as a gift. All of the organizations represented have gone through an application process, been vetted and approved by their Board. We're pleased to announce that Wings for Falmouth Families will be one of the local organizations at the Market this year!

Stop by the Fair on either Saturday, November 11th or Sunday, November 12th from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm where you can make a donation to Wings For Falmouth Families and be assured that the gift will keep on giving.
Falmouth Community Emergency Preparedness Fair
Bring the whole family to the Falmouth Community Emergency Preparedness & Prevention Fair on Saturday, October 21st from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm and stop by our table while you're there! This fair can help one become self-reliant in the event of an emergency, teaches how to prepare an emergency go-kit, efficiency tips for your home and so much more. Free food, prizes and the opportunity to touch all of the emergency vehicles! Your kids won't want to miss it!
54th Annual Falmouth Christmas Parade
One of Falmouth's most exciting events in all the year is its Christmas we hope you'll come watch the 54th Annual Christmas Parade, Sunday, December 3rd starting at 12:00 pm. We cannot wait to participate in the parade again, maybe we'll even get Santa next year! We always welcome friends and family of Wings to walk along side us, so if you're interested in joining us, reply to this email so we can go "Dashing Through the Snow" together!
Welcome New Board Members
Wings for Falmouth Families operates solely by a dedicated volunteer Board of Directors who meet monthly and communicate throughout the year.

At Wings' Annual Meeting this past June, we welcomed five new Board Members: Sally Dalpe, Addie Drolette, Marilyn Hannus, Brian Keefe and Nicholas Kleimola. We are thrilled they will be a part or the organization, bringing their various passions, expertise and contacts to Wings for Falmouth Families.
Outreach in the Community
It is our desire and purpose to assist as many families as possible within the year to help make a difference in the lives of families. In order to make this a reality, Wings needs your help in spreading the word.

Would you consider being a representative for Wings? You're out in the community, you're fostering relationships with others. You know what's going on in the lives of your friends and neighbors. If you hear or know someone who is going through a medical crisis or tragic event, please remember to direct them to Wings for Falmouth Families. Reply to this email if you'd like some brochures!
There are only a few qualifications in order to request aid:
  • Must have minor children living in the household
  • Must have recently been diagnosed with a serious illness, injured in an accident or facing a tragedy
  • Experiencing financial hardship
  • Must provide a referral from a physician (in cases of medical crisis)
  • Is not receiving financial assistance from a third party (i.e. workers compensation, life insurance)
Annual Appeal 
Later this fall, we will be mailing out our Annual Appeal Campaign, a time where you can make a difference in the lives of local families with your end of the year charitable donations.
Know a Family in Need? 
If you know of a family experiencing a medical crisis or tragic event in Falmouth, and is in need, please have them apply on our website  here or call 508-388-7633 with any questions. We want to help.
PO Box 843, Falmouth, MA 02541 | 508-388-7633 |