Join us for FUN in the Sun!
On Saturday, June 21, 2014, FGFRC will host our eighth Howard Hayes Fore The Families golf tournament to raise programming funds for our center.
Golfers will compete in an 18 hole Captains choice golf tournament at 1:30 pm at the Lexington Golf Club, 200 Country Club Dr., Lexington, NC for cash prizes, comradery, and placement. Cash awards will be awarded: $300 to the first place team; $150 second place winners; and $100 for the third place team. Numerous other prizes will be given for the 2 closest to the pin, 4 longest drive, and door prizes. Entry fee is $60 per entrant or $240 per team. Lunch is at 12:30 pm with shotgun start at 1:30 pm. Price includes one mulligan, lunch, beverages, snacks and a goody bag for the event.
Hole signs representing the businesses and individual sponsors will be proudly displayed throughout the course compliments of Greggs Graphics in Thomasville. There are 3 levels of sponsorship which are tax deductable and will give your company tremendous advertising exposure.
- Gold Sponsor $500 This donation entitles your company to a free 4 player team, the display of your company banner or sign at the event, your corporate logo will be at a designated hole during the golf tournament and your name will be included in all promotional materials.
- Silver Sponsor $250 Your company banner or sign will be displayed, your logo will be at a designated hole during the golf tournament, and will be included in all promotional materials.
- Bronze Sponsor $100 Your corporate sign or logo will be displayed at a designated hole during the golf event.
Registration deadline is June 19th. Call today to register!
(Cash prizes are based on a minimum of 18 teams. Entry fees and sponsorships may be tax deductible.)
April Auction was big success!
Thank you Dale Norris, auctioneer, generous businesses and the community that supported us by coming and purchasing the items donated by businesses and individuals available at the auction. The $14,500 raised from the auction will help us to continue offering our invaluable programs.
The community response to our auction to raise programming funds for our center was fantastic! We had generous donations from local businesses and individuals making the event truly memorable. We had a record number of people attending from children to seniors. There were lots of good buys and "good hearted" buys. We auctioned large items (pallet of flooring, furniture), small items (jewelry), live items (plants and flowers), liquid items (bottles of wine), outdoor items (chairs and child's picnic table), artsy items (Paintings, prints and pottery), and yummy homemade food items.
Everyone had fun. Most left with their hearts, hands and bellies full. We wouldn't be here without the great support from this community.
FGFRC hopes you will patronize these businesses that are supporting our center to benefit those suffering in the Thomasville and eastern Davidson County community.
Fairgrove Resource Center needs help; food donations are down
By Deneesha Edwards
The Dispatch Published: Friday, February 14, 2014 at 3:48 p.m.
Facts Want to help feed?
Fairgrove Family Resource Center is asking for help with food donations. The center has refrigerators and freezers to store all types of food, especially meat products. Checks can be mailed to and donations can be dropped off at 159 Myrtle Drive, Thomasville, NC 27360. For more information, go to fgfrc.org or call 472-7217.
Since the start of the school year, Fairgrove Family Resource Center is seeing record numbers for a variety of reasons.
"It's impossible to keep food in here," Fisher said. "We are not receiving enough donated food. We are suffering tremendously. I have been here 11 years. I have never served the value of people we're serving now."
Across the state, thousands of North Carolina families have waited longer than usual on their food benefits, as social services departments continue to struggle with a new case management database implemented in 2013.
The Davidson County Department of Social Services is hiring extra staff to improve customer service operations, which have lagged while social workers have spent hundreds of hours catching up on backlogged applications and renewals.
Child Hunger: A look at the difficult issue of child hunger in our state
1 in 5 children goes hungry in our state, in some areas 1 in 3 children are food insecure. Heather Burgiss visits the food banks of Eastern & Western North Carolina, as well as several regional organizations, to learn what programs are in place to help children & families in need.
The following video is an eye-opening report on child hunger in North Carolina and the Thomasville area. This report aired on the program NC Now on UNC-TV Friday, August 2nd.
I am very grateful for the service and programs provided by Fairgrove Family Resource Center. They have provided my family with invaluable information that benefits us in so many ways. I think many families I know would benefit from taking parenting classes.