Coat Drive Update

By admin | December 12, 2012

For those who missed the story last month, Tonja Jones collects coats for local homeless shelters every year to be delivered on December 10th, her nephew Derrick’s birthday, who was murdered in 2009.  Tonja was able to deliver 203 cozy warm coats to the local Men’s & Women’s Missions.  There were . 91 women’s coats, 69 men’s coats and 43 children’s coats.  Everyone at Families &…

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Crime Stoppers

By admin | December 10, 2012

Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound has been helping solve crimes since 1988 by bringing together law enforcement and members of the community.  By using Crime Stoppers, law enforcement is able to reach out to community members using media to ask for help when they need information on a case.  Sometimes community members can be reluctant to get involved, but with Crime Stoppers tipsters can remain…

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Coping Through the Holidays – Find what works for you

By admin | December 3, 2012

The signs of the holidays are here. The Christmas tree displayed downtown, holiday lights shining ever so brightly, holiday music  playing, numerous presents to buy and wrap  all of which can be very stressful.  Add on Also all the cleaning, cooking, and prepping the house for those relatives you see once a year.  When holiday stress is combined with trauma and grief, it can feel…

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Annual Candlelight Remembrance

By admin | November 22, 2012

Please join Families and Friends while we gather with survivors, in love and remembrance.  We will be lighting candles in memory of loved ones lost to homicide and remembering each of them in a special way.  Everyone is welcome to bring stories, poems, and pictures to be shared. If you would like your loved ones photo to be included in our slide show, please contact us. Please…

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Take Time To Be Thankful

By admin | November 19, 2012

From Snohomish County Advocate Cathy Hix I want to take a moment to share a little about myself.  I have a morning routine.  Checking Facebook is a part of that routine.  As Thanksgiving approaches, I ALWAYS see the same redundant, sometimes irritating posts.  “I’m thankful for my new pair of boots” or “I’m thankful Wrap It (a wrap that, I guess, can make you lose…

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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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