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The Benefits of Volunteering

By admin | November 9, 2012

Personal gain while giving back As most of you probably know, most not-for-profit community agencies rely heavily on their volunteers to be able to provide comprehensive services to the client base they serve.  FNFVCV is no exception to that.  Our agency is able to meet the needs of so many victims of crime because of the amazing volunteers who help every single day in a…

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Charity Auction – An Evening to Remember

By admin | November 7, 2012

On November 3, 2012 Families and Friends hosted our first annual Charity Auction & Wine tasting at Seattle Wine Storage.  We are pleased to announce that the event was a huge success!  We learned a lot about putting on an auction, and look forward to an even bigger and better event next year.  A huge thank you to everyone who helped not only make the…

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Derrick Everson Memorial Coat Drive

By admin | November 6, 2012

Donate new or gently used coats through December 7th Each year in November and December Tonja Jones holds a coat drive to benefit the Everett Gospel Men’s Mission, in honor of her nephew Derrick Everson who was murdered on August 20, 2009. Derrick had a hard beginning in life. He bounced in and out of foster homes until the age of 3 when he went…

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An Evening to Remember Charity Auction & Wine Tasting

By admin | October 8, 2012

This November Families & Friends will be hosting An Evening to Remember Charity Auction & Wine Tasting at Seattle Wine Storage.  This is exciting for us as it’s the first event of its kind for our agency. Come sample delicious wine and enjoy live music by The Approximations.  We have an abundance of great items for you to bid on.  There are tickets to local attractions…

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An Evening to Remember Charity Auction & Wine Tasting

By admin | October 8, 2012

This November Families & Friends will be hosting An Evening to Remember Charity Auction & Wine Tasting at Seattle Wine Storage.  This is exciting for us as it’s the first event of its kind for our agency. Come sample delicious wine and enjoy live music by The Approximations.  We have an abundance of great items for you to bid on.  There are tickets to local attractions…

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National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims

By admin | October 1, 2012

Remembering those lost In 2007, Congress designated Sept. 25th as the National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims.  Robert and Charlotte Hullinger, of Cincinnati, formed Parents of Murdered Children following the 1978 murder of their 19-year-old daughter, Lisa, while she was studying in Germany. The annual day of observance is on the date Lisa was murdered. The annual National Day of Remembrance for Murder Victims…

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Crisis Line Volunteers – We Couldn’t Do It Without Them!

By admin | September 28, 2012

We literally couldn’t provide the 24 hour crisis line without our fabulous crisis line volunteers.  From 9am-5pm M-F our crisis line is staffed by advocates, in our Everett office.  After the daytime staff goes home our volunteer Crisis Line Advocates take over.  They staff the crisis line from 5pm-9am on weekdays and 24 hours a day on weekends and holidays (even Christmas).  That’s a total…

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Crisis Line Volunteers – We Couldn't Do It Without Them!

By admin | September 28, 2012

We literally couldn’t provide the 24 hour crisis line without our fabulous crisis line volunteers.  From 9am-5pm M-F our crisis line is staffed by advocates, in our Everett office.  After the daytime staff goes home our volunteer Crisis Line Advocates take over.  They staff the crisis line from 5pm-9am on weekdays and 24 hours a day on weekends and holidays (even Christmas).  That’s a total…

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Day of Caring – Everett Office Makeover

By admin | September 24, 2012

September 21st was United Way’s day of caring.  Each year volunteers from local companies take on projects at local non-profits.  This year the folks over at locally owned certified public accounting firm Hascal, Sjoholm and Company, PLLC came out to help us paint our offices in Everett.  Our office hadn’t been painted in years.  The white walls looked dirty and the grey trim was dingy and…

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