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November is National Adoption Month
November is National Adoption Month! This year's theme calls attention to  our nation's population of older youth in foster care  who need loving, permanent families There are 8,000 children in Massachusetts state care, 2,000 of them with a goal of adoption. Of those children, over 600 do not have an identified match and are waiting for a permanent adoptive family; 5% of those 600 children are youth ages 15-18.  Creating lifelong connections for these young people is critical in helping them prepare for successful adulthood. This is a familiar theme for CFCS, as we work to find forever families for youth of all ages. 
National Adoption Day is  November 19, 2016.  On this day hundreds of children in Massachusetts will be permanently placed with their forever families -- a joyous day for all!
HELP NEEDED: Annual Holiday Gift Drive

While the number of individuals we serve grows every year, this year's increase is notable. Our Annual Holiday Gift Drive provides our families with gifts they wouldn't have otherwise; this year, even with CFCS' loyal network of companies and individuals who have long participated in our Drive, we simply need more support
This is the perfect involvement opportunity for donors of every giving level, as you can team up with friends, family, coworkers, etc., each person contributing what they're able. Your support will help us give CFCS families the holiday they deserve.

This year we're requesting donations of gift cards; Target, Toys R Us, and any supermarket are the preferred gift card shops.  This means the families and loved ones of our clients can have more ownership over the gift-giving process and choose the items themselves. Mail or drop off your gift card donations to CFCS, 60 Gore Street, Cambridge, MA 02141, attention: Annie Eisenhart.

If you're interested in helping, please contact Annie 
at aeisenhart@helpfamilies.org  or  857.453.4282
Click HERE to see all the ways you can help this holiday season.

Make a gift now in support of our community programs:

DDP Voting Workshop

Our Developmental Disabilities Program recently enjoyed their voting workshop. Clients were informed about the voting process, this year's candidates, and even collected ballots at the very end!
November Memory Cafe
Join us Saturday 11/12 from 10am to noon for our November Memory Cafe! This month, an instructor from Paper Source will be guiding activities for creative expression.

Questions or want to RSVP? Contact Nancy at memorycafe@helpfamilies.org or 857.453.4273