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H. I. T. S. 2015
8 Sundays: 5/24, 5/31, 6/7, 7/19, 7/26, 8/2, 8/30, 9/6
Horse Shows in the Sun – Saugerties
Benefiting Family of Woodstock
454 Washington Ave Ext, Saugerties, NY

CAN YOU HELP?

VOLUNTEERS needed
6 Sundays
MAY 24, MAY 31; JULY 19, JULY 26
AUGUST 2, AUGUST 30

Two shifts:
10:30am-1pm
12:30-3:30pm

*AT THE ADMISSIONS DESK
*TO SHUTTLE VISITORS
*TO HELP WHERE NEEDED

Enjoy the horses and the great outdoors!
PLEASE contact
Doris Weber or Margie Knox
dweber@familyofwoodstockinc.org
mknox@familyofwoodstock,inc.org
(845) 331-7080

With you FAMILY can…
http://www.hitsshows.com/


Family of Woodstock Volunteer Orientation
Monday, June 15th, 2015, 12pm-1pm
Family of Woodstock, 39 John Street, Kingston, NY

Learn about the many ways you can be a part of Family. Whether helping out at one of our walk-in centers in Ellenville, New Paltz or Woodstock, answering the Hotline, working with our Events Team or helping to landscape or paint one of the shelters, volunteers show that people care. Family can always use help at our fundraising events. Have fun and help out at the same time! That simple human connection is a powerful healer. FAMILY welcomes volunteers all year round. You may know someone who volunteers with FAMILY already. Many of your neighbors staff our 24-hour Hotlines at FAMILY’S three Walk In Centers. Others garden, run food drives and provide professional services. They offer cooking and art classes and mentor our clients in their job searches. Volunteers give our services a very special quality. Volunteering at Family has tremendous benefits: It’s a great way to get to know people in your community. It’s a chance to learn new skills while making a difference. It’s a way to contribute where you live. Ready to get started? Join us on Monday June 15th at our administrative office at 39 John Street in Kingston from 12-1pm and become a part of Family. Contact Kelly or Beth at 331-7080 or volunteers@familyofwoodstockinc.org to register.


Sip & Paint for a Cause
Child Care Connections Fundraiser

Jun 19, 2015 7:00 pm
Port Ewen Fire District
129 Legion Court , Port Ewen NY 12466

Join us for an evening of painting & relaxation, to help us to raise money to support Child Care Connection, a program of Family of Woodstock. Child Care Connection is a child care resource and referral agency serving Ulster, Columbia and Greene Counties. We have an amazing local artist, that will give you a step-by-step lesson on how to recreate a piece of art that you can call your own. Absolutely no artistic experience is necessary!! The class is designed for everyone at every skill level. Classes are about 2 hours with a break in the middle. 1 complimentary Beer or Wine and light appetizers will provided by the fundraiser,

Artist: April Taylor
What will I be painting? Mohonk
$45
Buy Tickets/More info:
http://vinevangogh.com/product/sip-paint-cause-port-ewen-fire-district/


10th ANNUAL
MIDTOWN MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY:

June 20, 2015, Kingston

This is truly a special community event and is only made possible thanks to people like you who contribute their time and energy to making sure we have a successful event. Please consider helping with the event planning this year- we need you!

The planning committee meets approximately once per month until late May, when our meetings are more frequent leading up to the event. I know that you are all very busy people, so meetings will not last longer than 1.5 hours and much of the planning is done via emails and phone calls. If you can't make it to the meetings, there are many other ways you can help out! Interested in helping with MADD?
Call Megan @ 845-331-1110


Women Empowering Women, Bearsville Theater Woodstock, NY & friends of WEW proudly present
CALLING ALL ANGELS
An Evening of Duets
With performances by (subject to change):
jane siberry, Catherine Russell, Amy Helm, Simi Stone Kristin Andreassen, Tracy Bonham, Sari Botton, Acacia Bowman, Delilah Dougan, Talullah Dougan, Kirsti Gholson, Lisa Green, Rachel Havens, Grace Himberger, Anni Krueger, Julie Last, Zia Lawrence, Storey Littleton, Cally Mansfield, Rebecca Martin, Elizabeth Mitchell, Julie Novak, Fenner Osmond, Adrien Reju, Olivia Siegel, Ruth Merenda Ungar, Lindsey Webster...

Thursday, July 2, 2015 - Doors open at 7pm, show at 8pm
Bearsville Theater, Woodstock, NY
Tickets on sale at http://www.bearsvilletheater.com/
Proceeds to benefit WEW and The Washbourne House
SPONSORED NY Radio Woodstock 100.1 WDST

More info:

https://www.facebook.com/events/837990376250381/


FAMILY’s Big $$$ Raffle 2015

Would you like to win $20,000 and support a great cause? FAMILY’s Big $$$ Raffle, our major fundraiser of the year, is back again and offers a Grand Prize of $20,000, and include, in total $32,800 in prizes! The festivities will be held at HITS (Horse Shows in the Sun): Early Bird Drawing on Sunday, July 26th 3:30pm; and the Big $$$ Drawing on Sunday, September 6, 2015 at 4:30pm.

Through the generosity of Tom Struzzieri and HITS, everyone who purchases a raffle ticket will receive free admission to the SAUGERTIES $1 Million Dollar Grand Prix, presented by WELLS FARGO and the CONCERT that follows. Stay tuned for the announcement of the guest artist for this year! Come early and watch some of the most skilled riders and their beautiful horses compete for the Saugerties Grand Prize. Stay after the drawing and dance to the music. It’s a wonderful event for a great cause!

The Big $$$ Raffle is Family’s major fundraiser and supports all of Family’s services. Family is a network of individuals, paid and volunteer, whose mission is to provide confidential, fully accessible crisis intervention, information, prevention, and support services. We believe that the common ground which unites us, both helper and helped, is greater than the differences which divide us, and that everyone deserves the respect and support of our larger community.

We don’t have to tell you that with your help, Family provides essential services throughout our community and we will never quit finding ways to make a difference. Buy one ticket for $50.00, buy five and get a sixth free… go in with four of your friends… or get a group to buy tickets together. You do need not be present to win. Come celebrate with us at HITS in Saugerties on Sunday, September 6, 2015 at 4:30pm and witness the drawing of the main prizes. Your support makes a huge difference.

To purchase tickets, fill out this form or call (845) 331-7080.


12th Annual Family of New Paltz Turkey Trot 5K Race & Fun Run
Sponsored by New Paltz Health & Nutrition Center and Kniffen Home Builders
Thursday November 26th, 2015, 8am
Water Street Market, New Paltz

Volunteers are the heart and soul of the New Paltz Turkey Trot! All volunteers will receive a Turkey Trot t-shirt and refreshments. We need volunteers during the months leading up to Thanksgiving as well as at the run/walk on Thanksgiving Day. If you are interested, please email turkeytrot@gmail.com.

More info:
http://newpaltzturkeytrot.com


FAMILY OF WOODSTOCK HOTLINE TRAINING
Saturday April 18th - Wednesday May 6th, 2015
Family of Woodstock, 16 Rock City Road, Woodstock, NY

Family of Woodstock's 34 hour volunteer training will be beginning in April. Come and learn how to use your skills for listening and compassion for the well being of yourselves and your community. It's a fun place to volunteer and we are currently in need of more help.

For more information call 845 338 - 2370, e-mail scarroll@fowinc.org, or stop by 16 Rock City Road in Woodstock to fill out an application.

SCHEDULE:
(All Trainings are MANDATORY)

Saturday 4/18, 9:am -12:00 p.m ........... Family Intro and Listening Skills
1:00p.m.-4:00p.m. ................................ Listening Skills and Relationship Building

Sunday 4/19, 9a.m.-12:00p.m. ............. Domestic Violence
1:00 p.m.-4:15 p.m. .............................. SafeTALK, Suicide Awareness and Prevention

Wednesday 4/22, 6p.m.-9p.m. .............. Imminent Risk Assessment, harm to self and/or others

Saturday 4/25, 9a.m-12p.m. ................. Site Visits
1p.m.-5:30p.m. ..................................... Mental Health First Aid
Sunday 4/26-hours to be determined ... Mental Health First Aid

Wednesday April 29, 6p.m.-9p.m. ........ History, Children’s Issues and Confidentiality

Wednesday May 6, 6p.m.-9p.m. .......... Ethics, Boundaries and Self Care

ALL TRAININGS ARE HELD AT 16 ROCK CITY ROAD IN WOODSTOCK . ALL TRAININGS ARE MANDATORY. IN CASE OF INCLEMENT WEATHER, CALL 679-2485 ONE HOUR BEFORE SCHEDULED TRAINING TO CHECK ON STATUS.


Family of Woodstock Volunteer Orientation
Monday, April 6th, 2015 3-4pm
Family of Woodstock, 39 John Street, Kingston, NY

Learn about the many ways you can be a part of Family. Whether helping out at one of our walk-in centers in Ellenville, New Paltz or Woodstock, answering the Hotline, working with our Events Team or helping to landscape or paint one of the shelters, volunteers show that people care. Family can always use help at our fundraising events. Have fun and help out at the same time! That simple human connection is a powerful healer. FAMILY welcomes volunteers all year round. You may know someone who volunteers with FAMILY already. Many of your neighbors staff our 24-hour Hotlines at FAMILY’S three Walk In Centers. Others garden, run food drives and provide professional services. They offer cooking and art classes and mentor our clients in their job searches. Volunteers give our services a very special quality. Volunteering at Family has tremendous benefits: It’s a great way to get to know people in your community. It’s a chance to learn new skills while making a difference. It’s a way to contribute where you live. Ready to get started? Join us on Monday, April 6th at our administrative office at 39 John Street in Kingston from 3-4pm and become a part of Family. Contact Kelly or Beth at 331-7080 or volunteers@familyofwoodstockinc.org to register.


Washbourne House Holiday Gift Drive
The holidays are a time of joy and celebration. However for a family that has recently experienced domestic violence and is just starting over it can be difficult. We appreciate your support in assisting these families with gifts and necessary items so their holidays can be a true celebration of peace and joy.
We ask that all gifts be new and unwrapped.
Our program will need to pick up the gifts by the week of December 15th - please call us when you have the presents ready.
Here is a general list of items needed:
• Gift Cards - Target, Toy R Us, Game Stop, Barnes And Noble
( This way the clients we serve can shop for their own family )
• Twin size flannel Sheets
• Twin size comforters
• Electric throws
• Track Phones with minutes
• Pots and Pans sets
• Lego sets
• Action figures
• Baby dolls
• American girl dolls
• Barbie dolls & clothes
Thank you for your generosity and happy holidays!
Kathleen Welby- Moretti, Director of The Washbourne House
845 331-7080 ext.327


Family of New Paltz Turkey Trot
Brought to you by New Paltz Health & Nutrition Center and Kniffen Homes
Annually Thanksgiving morning @ 9:00 am
For more information and to register:

New Paltz Turkey Trot


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