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On Thursday, Oct. 12, First Chance for Children (FC4C) will be hosting an Open House at 1010 Fay Street in Columbia from 3-6 p.m. to showcase its services and connect with the community. All are invited, especially expecting or new parents and those with children under the age of 5.
Our hope is that families will learn more about the programs and services we have to offer, and that families will be able to network with each other and agency members in the county, FC4C co-executive directors Kasey Schaumburg and Tammy Byington said. Oftentimes, agencies like ours can be difficult to interface with if you dont have any prior information. This event gives the community an opportunity to visit our office and talk to staff without being in a direct-service situation.
During the Open House, attendees can learn about FC4C programming, meet family resource specialists and participate in fun activities. There will be games and crafts for children ages 0-5, sensory bins, a photo booth and plenty of fall snacks to enjoy. The event is free, but First Chance for Children is always in need ofand gladly acceptsdiapers in the form of a donation. Cash donations are also greatly appreciated.
When it comes to basic necessities such as diapers, cribs and books, too many new mid-Missouri families have trouble making ends meet. FC4C exists to alleviate financial stress and elevate parental knowledge for countless families and their babies. First Chance for Children currently serves 250 families in eight mid-Missouri counties and hosts more than 100 families at their Lend & Learn Library locations in Columbia and Centralia. For more information, visit FC4C.org or connect with the organization on Facebook.