Family Centers' 'Dancin' in the Street' benefit a success
Updated 8:24 am, Thursday, July 5, 2012
On June 2, Family Centers kicked off summer with a street festival. Music, food and "Dancin' in the Street" were just a few of the things featured at the agency's 2012 benefit. Held at the historic Greenwich Armory, the event brought a street fair vibe to Greenwich and more than 350 people attended.
With gourmet food trucks, 3-D chalk art, a giant Ferris Wheel, break dancers and other surprises, co-chairmen Allison Bourke, Abby Bowers, Pam Caffray, Patti Fast and Nonie Sullivan planned a once-in-a-lifetime party that was a multi-sensory experience. Guests were also treated to an acoustic performance by Fairfield County band, Finster, in a beer garden sponsored by Coalhouse Pizza and Harpoon Brewery.
"Dancin' in the Street" was Family Centers' largest fundraiser of the year. The event raised nearly $540,000 for the agency's human service, health and education programs.
Family Centers is a private, nonprofit organization offering education and human services to children, adults and families in Fairfield County. More than 1,700 professionals and trained volunteers work together to provide a wide range of responsive, innovative programs. A United Way, Community Fund of Darien and New Canaan Community Foundation partner agency, Family Centers is a member of the Connecticut Council of Family Service Agencies and the Alliance for Children and Families and is accredited by the Council on Accreditation and the National Association for the Education of Young Children. The agency is licensed by the State of Connecticut Departments of Public Health and Children and Families.
Visit www.familycenters.org for more information.