Volunteers needed to help prepare meals for Kingston Youth Programs
Jun 25 @ 10:00 am – Aug 17 @ 1:00 pm

Volunteers needed to help prepare meals for Kingston Youth Programs

We need your help in prepping, cooking, packaging and serving over 9000 meals this summer for youth in our community.

Volunteer Support at the Hodge Center (Summer, starting June 25th)
Hours of Service:
10:00am-1:00pm- lunch prep and packaging

In addition, we could use help at the site to which we are delivering food to make sure that they have enough help to properly serve the kids:

Summer Sites:
Boys and Girls Club- breakfast only
Read and Write- breakfast and lunch
Hodge Center- breakfast only
YMCA- lunch only
Ulster County Community Action- breakfast only
A.J. Williams-Myers African Roots Library- lunch only
Kingston Library- lunch only
Center for Creative Education- breakfast and lunch (2 weeks only)

For more information or to help out, please contact Kevin at or call 845-331-1110.

Volunteers needed for H.I.T.S. (Horse Shows in the Sun)
Sep 2 @ 11:30 am – 3:00 pm

H.I.T.S. (Horse Shows in the Sun) 2018 is in preparation and FAMILY will volunteer again for Family’s benefit and in appreciation of the ongoing generosity and sponsorship of Tom Struzzieri, the owner of H.I.T.S.

We will need VOLUNTEERS the following 4 Sundays
(see attached schedule of events). The shifts are from 11:30 am– about 3:00 pm and the tasks are as usual (see below).


Enjoy the horses and the great outdoors
PLEASE contact

Doris Weber or Margie Knox
(845) 331-7080

Big $$$ Raffle Drawing
Oct 6 @ 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

It’s time again for FAMILY’s Big $$$ Raffle. Someone is going to win $20,000!

The raffle is FAMILY’s major fundraiser of the year with prizes totaling $32,800, including the Grand Prize of $20,000. The Early Bird Drawing will be held Sunday, July 22nd 2018 at 4:00pm at the Rosendale Street Festival; the Grand Prize Drawing will occur on Saturday, October 6th, 2018 at 1:00pm at the O+ Festival in Kingston.

Family is the major provider of crisis intervention, domestic violence, homeless, adolescent, child care, case management, and actively involved in addressing food insecurity throughout Ulster County. 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. The Big $$$ Raffle supports all of Family’s services.

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, or get a group to buy tickets together. You do not need to be present to win. Your support will make a huge difference.

Early Bird Drawing
1st Prize: $ 1,000
2nd Prize: $ 500
3rd Prize: $ 500
4th – 5th Prize: $ 100

Big $$$ Drawing
Grand Prize: $ 20,000
2nd Prize: $ 5,000
3rd -7th Prizes: $ 1,000
8th – 10th Prizes: $ 200

YES! I want to help support Family of Woodstock, Inc.’s human service programs while taking a chance to win Big $$$ and enjoy fabulous music.

Tickets can be purchased online here:

Or by filling out this form and mailing it to P.O. Box 3516, Kingston, N.Y. 12402 or by calling (845) 331-7080

FAMILY’s Big $$$ Raffle

Mid Hudson Valley Leadership Day
Nov 9 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Save the Date!

Friday, November 9th 2018, 8:00am-3:30pm
The Chateau, 240 Boulevard Road, Kingston, NY 12401

Celebrate Owners, Directors, Assistant Directors, Education Coordinators, Administrators, and anyone who supervises and supports staff in the Early Childhood Profession.

Keynote – John J. Pelizza, Ph.D.
Motivational Speaker & Author,

Professional Learning, Networking, Vendors and Giveaways!

Hosted by Ulster BOCES, Family of Woodstock and Community Playthings

Join us as a Sponsor:

Event website:
Questions: Michelle Friedel:

Family of New Paltz Turkey Trot
Nov 22 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

November 22nd, 2018 @ 9:30 am

The Family of New Paltz Turkey Trot is a 5K run and walk held annually Thanksgiving morning to support Family of New Paltz’s Food Pantry and Crisis Services. Building on the success of previous years, this year’s event will include prizes for best costumes, tee shirts for adults and children, and of course the famous Mashed Potato Fun Run, which is free for kids 12 and under. For the more serious runners, the 5K course will be certified by USATF this year, and will include chip timing. As part of the package provided by the chip-timing company, photos of individual runners crossing the finish line will be available for upload at no cost. Age groups this coming year will be in ten-year increments, and medals will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each age group, with separate awards for male and female.

Family of New Paltz is a crisis intervention center located in the heart of New Paltz since 1975. Family provides a myriad of services, including a 24 hour hotline and new textline, food pantry, free clothing store, counseling, support groups and multiple shelters for adults, adolescents and victims of domestic violence.

Free t-shirt with paid registration if registered by October 31st (not included with mashed potato run free registrations)

Group rate: $3 per person discount for groups of 6 or more if registered by Monday, November 19th, 2018. Please call us 24-7 at 845-255-8801 for the Group rate code.

Online registration now open!

More information:

New Paltz Turkey Trot

Join us as a sponsor!