Family and Children’s Services Turns 123 Today

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Family and Children’s Services of Frontenac, Lennox and Addington’s 123rd Anniversary is today

RELEASE — When we were created August 1, 1894, Sir John A. MacDonald had just died. In fact, many of our founders knew Canada’s first Prime Minister personally, and attended his funeral. Queen Victoria still reigned, and our Prime Minister at the time, Sir John Thompson, died while visiting her in England. The International Olympic Committee was created. The Statue of Liberty had just opened. That’s how old we are.

We’ve served this community for 123 years, through good times and bad. We helped on the home front in the First World War and helped with refugees in the Second World War. We went from a volunteer driven charity to partial and then full government funding. We were a witness to women getting the right to vote and same sex couples getting the right to marry. To our lasting regret, we were also a part of the Sixties Scoop. In our long history we have had many successes and many failures. But what has remained and what is still true today is our commitment to help kids in need. We have helped tens of thousands of children in countless numbers of families.

As we turn 123 we are grateful for one thing, and that is you. We could not be where we are today without the support of people like you. Your understanding. Your donations. Your calls when families needed help. Those who were foster parents and volunteers. We are the best that we’ve ever been thanks to you.

On this day, our 123rd Anniversary, we want you to know how proud we are to serve this community.

Thank you.

Family and Children’s Services of Frontenac, Lennox and Addington

Watch “The Idea” – a short two minute history of our Agency.

Ways you can help Family and Children’s Services of Frontenac, Lennox and Addington

DONATE TO OUR BURSARY FUND
Go online now with a credit card.

OUR CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT
Play golf and help send a kid to college.

SEND A KID TO SUMMER CAMP
Make a donation now and we’ll send a deserving kid to camp.

BE A FOSTER PARENT
Be the help kids need – Be a foster parent. We need homes for teens now.


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