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Alfred Z. Solomon Charitable Trust Offers Boost to Project Lift

December 29th, 2011

Franklin Community Center is thrilled to announce that The Alfred Z. Solomon Charitable Trust has granted our after-school prevention program, Project Lift , $5,000.00 toward continuing the program for the 2012 calendar year. 

This is the second time Project Lift has received grant funding from The Alfred Z. Solomon Charitable Trust;  back in 2008, they helped offset the cost of the program’s expansion into Geyser Road Elementary School.  

The Alfred Z. Solomon Charitable Trust in was established in 2004 and has given away millions of dollars to programs in our local community.  

We are honored to have their support!

Holiday Magic at FCC

December 21st, 2011

“May the ones you love be near you, with the laughs of friends to cheer you…”

It’s that time of year when we celebrate the holiday season surrounded by the warmth and comfort of our loved ones while reflecting upon all the things for which we are grateful.   Franklin Community Center never takes for granted how lucky we are to have the support of all of you—and because of that connection, we were able to serve nearly 1,000 people with holiday assistance at Christmas and Thanksgiving this year. 

The gifts and donations poured in, allowing us to serve all the families who turned to us for help.  Struggling parents were moved to tears as they picked up their gifts and felt the love from their community, allowing them to provide their children with Christmas memories that would not otherwise have been possible.  Thank you to all of the individuals, businesses, churches, civic groups and organizations who helped make this holiday season our brightest yet!  And to top it off, after successfully serving all the residents who applied for help in our own community, we were even able to share the love with our neighbors in Schoharie County, who are still reeling after the flooding from Hurricane Irene.  Toys were delivered to that area (care of The Giving Circle) from the leftover general donations, ensuring some normalcy and joyous Christmas memories for the affected children and their parents.       

So, from our FCC family to yours, we wish you all the love and support that you have shown to us over the years.  It is truly a blessing to be part of this community, and we look forward to a prosperous and healthy 2012 with you by our side!
What a great way to end 2011:  The Alfred Z. Solomon Charitable Trust has granted Franklin Community Center $5,000 toward the continuation of Project Lift into the 2012 calendar year.  This is the second time FCC has been lucky enough to be recognized by The Alfred Z. Solomon Charitable Trust, as back in 2008, they helped offset the cost of Project Lift’s expansion to Geyser Road Elementary School.  We are so thankful for their support!