"Together, We Can Help" October 2011
In This Issue
October at NFCC
Thank you from Ethan
October at NFCC means Halloween décor and costumes are selling fast in the
Thrift Shop, the Holiday Program team is in full swing and 750 families have
Thrift Shop Specials already qualified for Holiday Assistance with more signing up every day,
winter jackets and coats are being collected for our Warm Coat Day, and
Pantry Needs dozens of families continue to line up every day for financial assistance, food
and other help in this stalled recovery. NFCC's response is possible only
because of the incredible support from a generous community.
Has it been a long time since you have visited NFCC? Is there someone you
Warm Coat Drive have always wanted to introduce to NFCC? Our annual NFCC Community
Breakfast is coming up. This is a good opportunity to re-connect, learn about
Buy a Tree Online or just celebrate together the work of NFCC. Hope you can join us on
How Can I Donate
How Can I Volunteer?
Thank You NFCC Thank you all so very much for your Kindness and Service. I
was blessed to have been assisted with my electricity bill at
Eleven year old Ethan
Wedge presents his NFCC. A special Thanks to Ms. Kenny who interviewed me
donation to NFCC Program with dignity and respect. Thank you to the ladies at the front
Director Eden Purdy.
desk who showed Patience and Kindness in such a hectic time
of so many People in need due to our economic hard times
throughout the Country.
Blessings to you all and all those in need. I hope someday I can
pay it forward and help with a donation to NFCC. I hope to
be on my feet soon.
Ethan's Letter: Genna Matarazzo (Centennial High School)
and Ruben Pachero (Alpharetta High
School) talk with Sinini about her children's
wishes for Christmas. Volunteers from
area high schools' Honors Spanish classes
Dear NFCC, assisted at holiday registration by
interviewing parents about their children's
I would like to thank you wish list and translating family letters. By
for everything that you have the end of the fourth holiday registration
done. In my opinion all of day, 792 families had qualified for Holiday Assistance. Additional families will
the workers/staff are saints. be signing up in the office through November. We are now looking for family
So in return I have saved up sponsors to make the children's wishes come true. For information about
$3 every week for a year to sponsoring a family, the Santa Shop or volunteering during the Holiday
donate. I really hope it Program, please visit the holiday website at www.nfccholiday.org.
helps your great doings.
Keep being saints,
Ethan Wedge - 11
Warm Coat Drive
The weather is changing and the leaves are
falling. Families are preparing for the
winter season. NFCC is asking for your
support of our Warm Coat Drive during the
NFCC Education month of October by collecting new or
Classes gently used coats, hats, scarves, mittens and
gloves. Children's coats are especially
needed. We are also looking for coat racks
for use during our distribution. If you know
of a resource or can help, please contact Eden Purdy at email@example.com.
Help make the walk to school and the wait at the bus stop a little warmer by
sharing the warmth. For more information, visit our website at
GED tutoring, Spanish
job coaching and monthly
budget classes continue.
GED tutoring and test
preparedness has expanded
hours. Tuesday evenings
Donors make Thrift Store Successful
from 5:00-7:30 pm and by Bebe Nicholson, Store Manager
Wednesday mornings from
10:00 am-12:30 pm. A As the economy's woes continue, more and
Successful Job Searching more people are shopping in thrift stores to
workshop will be October find an appropriate suit for a job interview, a
28. NFCC will soon begin perfect couch for a daughter's first apartment, a
offering a daytime basic stylish fall purse or an affordable Halloween
computer class. All classes costume. At the NFCC thrift store, we strive
are free and open to the to keep our prices reasonable. We also
public. Visit our website at continue to give away free clothing to our
clients. No one should have to go without a
winter coat, a nice pair of school shoes or
for more information. clothing for job interviews and jobs! Bebe in Thrift Store
Our ability to provide a good shopping
experience, to help our clients with their
clothing needs and to provide money for
NFCC expenses is up to our donors. We
depend on donations of nice furniture, gently
used clothing, appliances, household items and
more. A shopper taking advantage of our 50%
off Tuesday morning sale said, "This is the
highlight of my week. Tuesday morning in the
thrift store is the only place I can afford to
I urge our supporters to keep those donations
rolling in to support your local community. We'll even thank you with a 20% off coupon
to use in our store, along with your tax deductible receipt. It's people like you who make
Tuesday Early Bird our mission possible!
50% off everything
except furniture 10
Thursday Senior Day Meet Our Neighbor.....Carl
20% off for anyone
55 and older Carl came to NFCC for the first time looking for help with rent.
His wife walked out 5 years ago and left him with three
children, now teenagers. He lost his job at the beginning of the
Fabulous Friday year and has been struggling to keep the home by picking up
99¢ sale odd jobs. Recently Carl was diagnosed with a heart
complication and he is worried about being able to work at all.
Mystery item will be NFCC helped with the rent and food. His 13 year old son was
excited when he saw the day-old donuts as sweets have been
outside the budget for a while. The caseworker signed up the children for the
Holiday Program, encouraged Carl to come every week for food and use the
99 cents Thrift Shop for clothing needs.
Would you like to be
a NFCC Volunteer? Buy a Tree Online....Help NFCC
Kevin Tracy NFCC is selling Christmas trees online this holiday season.
How can you buy a tree online, you ask? Well, it is simple.
via email From October 10th to November 18th, please click on the link
or call charities and purchase a beautiful Fraser Fir Christmas tree
(770) 640-0399 x230 from a wide selection of sizes and shapes. The pickup location will be at the
NFCC office Saturday, December 3rd and all proceeds will directly support our
programs. For more information, contact Vonda Malbrough at
Food Pantry Needs
The Mayors' Holiday Wrap-Up
Roswell and Alpharetta mayors will dual for the title of "Best Holiday Gift
Mac 'n Cheese Wrapper" on Saturday, October 17th at 11:30 at Northpoint Mall. The
Soup mayors and their assistants (their wives) will have 19 minutes to wrap as
many gifts as possible. This event is the kickoff of the Holidays Along the
Divine 9 event celebrating downtown Roswell and Alpharetta. All gifts of
toys for children will support NFCC's Holiday Program.
Follow Us now on
both Facebook and
Trunk O Treat at 425 Market Place
NFCC is partnering with 425 Market Place to raise celebration. For
information on this awareness and
collect 12,000 cans for our Pantry. The
2nd Annual Classic Car Trunk O Treat
takes place Saturday, October 29th from
11:30-3:00. Bring canned food to stock
the Pantry. Crafts, classic cars and food
will be provided. Monetary donations
will be accepted and fun will be had by
A 300 gallon Fish Tank all. Enjoy a wonderful, safe, family halloween event, contact Vonda
has been donated for Malbrough at firstname.lastname@example.org.
our client waiting room.
NFCC is looking for a
source for set up and