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Kick off the giving season with a donation to CFCS on #GivingTuesday Give via our online donation page on 11.28.17

WINTER CLASSIC 5K
12.3.17 9:30am
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YULEFEST 5K
12.10.17 9:30am
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2017 CFCS 
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"Teens Need Families, No Matter What"
November is  National Adoption Month , and the 2017 theme "Teens Need Families, No Matter What" highlights the importance of identifying well-prepared and committed families for the thousands of teens in foster care. On National Adoption Day, Nov. 17, 26 children and teens in MA will be officially adopted into 20 forever families. Celebrations will be held throughout the state on this joyous day!

CFCS has long specialized in finding loving, temporary homes for youth while working towards a goal of permanent placement through adoption. Every November, we celebrate new forever families and long-awaited lifelong connections; but it is equally important to recognize all of the children who are still without permanent families -- about 6,120 in MA alone remain in foster care waiting for parents.

CFCS family who adopted their teens (biological siblings) from foster care

Interested in learning about how you can help a child in need? Visit our website for more info about becoming a foster parent or adopting a child who's already in foster care. You don't have to be perfect to be a perfect parent!
November Memory  Café 
Join us at CFCS on  Saturday 11/11, 10am-noon , for our  November Memory Café The City of Cambridge will hold its first Service Members and Veterans Appreciation Week Nov. 6-11, 2017. In conjunction with this week of recognition, the theme of our November Memory Café will include creating cards, letters, and other art projects for service members. Participants are welcome to bring items to donate for care packages. 

Questions or RSVP?  Email us at  memorycafe@helpfamilies.org

Click HERE to add our upcoming Café  to your calendar. 

CFCS Memory Café is made possible by our generous sponsors:

Help a Family this Holiday Season
Your gift this holiday season can help ensure that every child or family who comes to us in need is supported throughout the year. Here are some of the ways you can help:
  • Make a gift to our Annual Fund on our online donation page; or donate over the phone (857.453.4282) or send a check to Attn: Advancement, CFCS, 60 Gore St. Cambridge, MA 02141
  • Giving Tuesday, the annual international day of charitable giving, is a great day to make your contribution to CFCS and rally friends and family to do the same. Give online or over the phone.
  • Volunteer at our Holiday Gift Drive, Dec. 4-15, and provide critical assistance with sorting and inventory of gifts for kids and families. Email Annie if you're interested in learning more 
  • Provide a Thanksgiving meal for one or more of our families; donations of turkeys and gift cards to supermarkets are hugely appreciated! Email Annie if you're interested in learning more
Developmental Disabilities Program Hosts Fall Frolic
A client in our Developmental Disabilities Program said: 
"We had a wonderful time at the party. You always make it so special and are so welcoming. You have made a memorable difference in our lives and we wanted to thank you."