COMMUNITY LEADERS, ELECTED OFFICIALS AND ADVOCATES TO CELEBRATE FCA’S 135TH ANNIVERSARY AND LONG ISLAND’S LARGEST QUILT ON SEPTEMBER 13 IN MINEOLA, NY
FCA to Hold 135th Anniversary Celebration Event to Honor the Organization’s Roots & Continuous Work over the Years In support Of Its Ongoing Mission
MINEOLA, NEW YORK, August 28, 2019 – FCA (Family & Children’s Association), established in 1884, will celebrate its 135th anniversary this year with a number of events. To kick off this yearlong celebration, FCA will host community leaders, elected officials, business partners, local organizations and other friends and family on the grounds of the original FCA Children’s Home, now the Mineola Athletic Association Baseball Fields.
The event will be held on Friday, September 13th, 2019 from 10am until 12pm at the Mineola Athletic Association Baseball Fields located at 130 Willis Avenue in Mineola, NY. FCA donated this land to the Village of Mineola in 1950 under the circumstances that they would continue to use it for the establishment of a children’s park, playground, recreational center or any similar type of establishment for the benefit of children. This location has very significant ties to FCA’s history and continues to be a special connection to the organization’s roots.
This celebratory event will feature:
·Guest speakers including local and NYS leaders and community members
·Unveiling of Long Island’s largest quilt feat. Long Island celebrities and dignitaries
·Re-creation of original FCA cookbook recipes by Lessing’s Hospitality Group
·Birthday cake presentation by the children of FCA’s Lynn Vanderhall Nursery Co-Op
·Music by Willow Interfaith Women's Choir
·FCA archive display showcasing its 135 year history
FCA invites you to immerse yourself in its history and learn about its roots as it acknowledges and highlights the Village of Mineola, key Long Islanders and various partners who have supported the organization through the years.
FCA is proud to be focused on the same mission as when it all started in 1884 and invites you to come out and celebrate during this exciting time for the organization.
About FCA’s Safe and Warm, LI's Largest Quilt Campaign
Last night, close to 2,000 Long Island teens slept in a park, near the boardwalk, or sought warmth and shelter in a LIRR station or a bus terminal. These are Long Island’s homeless and exploited youth who struggle every day without the support and stability that every teenager needs.
Because everyone deserves a place to sleep, FCA created Safe and Warm, LI's Largest Quilt Campaign. The Safe and Warm campaign brings Long Islanders together as they demonstrate compassion and unity by way of the creative arts. The quilt symbolizes the idea that from many, come one. By working together, those who need it most can be lifted up and receive the support they need.
FCA has engaged donors, corporations, Long Island celebrities, elected officials, organizations, community establishments and schools in demonstrating their commitment to protecting and strengthening Long Island’s most vulnerable by customizing quilt squares that would all become part of Long Island’s largest quilt.
FCA is a not-for-profit agency helping more than 30,000 Long Islanders each year. For the last 135 years, the organization has worked to protect and strengthen vulnerable children, seniors, families and communities on Long Island.
FCA believes in the potential of Long Island - a place where no child, senior, family or community is left to struggle alone with barriers to health care, education, employment or economic prosperity. Long Island continues to be one of the greatest place in the world to live and raise a family for many; FCA exists to ensure that be the case for all.
For more information about FCA, please visit www.fcali.org.
For Media Inquiries, Please Contact: Lindsey Mastin Marketing & Communications Coordinator, FCA (516)746-0350 x1247 LMastin@fcali.org