There's never a shortage of events at Families Helping Families! 

We work throughout the year to host a variety of family-friendly occasions designed to bring the community together and raise funds to assist our neighbors in need.  Check out photos from local happenings including contests, safety events and food drives - you may even see yourself in here!

Help us in congratulating Miner!

In a surprise gathering on Wednesday, April 28, 2020, at the Clinton Food Pantry (First Church of Christ Congregational) our very own Miner Vincent was presented with an official Citation! This honor was introduced by Representative Christine Goupil and Senator Norm Needleman, in recognition of his remarkable spirit of community service. Representative Goupil presented the Citation and thanked Miner and Families Helping Families for assisting those community members in need. Those that know and have worked with Miner all recognize his passion for helping our community. You can drop him a note by clicking here!

 

2020 Full Thanksgiving Table Effort

“The Full Thanksgiving Table Effort” was started three years ago, with a goal of providing a $25.00 gift card for each family using the Clinton Food Pantry to ensure all had a full table on the day we give thanks. This year the program ended on November 16th and was an awesome success thanks to the overwhelming generosity of the residents and friends of Clinton!! With the dramatic increase of families relying on the Pantry this year we knew we couldn't accomplish this goal alone, so we turned to the community for help and help they did in typical Clinton style.

Our objective was to provide 250 gift cards to the Clinton Food Pantry in time for Thanksgiving. Two turkeys were set up at the Clinton Police Department and the Clinton Fire Department for community members to drop off gift cards and a special donation page on our website was created. Every day, cards and donations were streaming in from families all throughout Clinton.

The members of the Clinton Manufacturers Coalition showed their commitment to the Clinton community. Member companies: Argo EMS, National Sintered Alloys, Bausch Advanced Technologies, Kenyon International, Roper Thermals, Tower Laboratories, Preferred Foam Products. As well, their employees combined with the companies to boost the Thanksgiving effort by donating 238 food cards.

On November 16th we had collected 467 gift cards!! An INCREDIBLE display of love and caring by the Clinton community once again. As it turned out our goal of 250 cards would not have covered the enormous amount of 348 families (the most ever) that came to the Pantry for help on the last food pantry night before Thanksgiving. Thanks to your generosity, caring, and loving, everyone was taken care of and the remainder were given out as necessary for those in need in the coming weeks.

Pictured from left to right: Kathy Tanner (Bausch); Erin Corson (Bausch); Lynn Hidek (FHF); Gus Kellogg (Roper Thermals); Chief Vincent DeMaio (CPD); Scott Lay (Argo EMS); Miner Vincent (FHF); Phil Williams (Kenyon International); Bob Warner (EDC); Adrienne Browning (Roper Thermals); Judy Pozzi (Roper Thermals)

Pictured from left to right: Paula Hesser (FHF); Lynne Smith (SSKK); Miner Vincent (FHF); Lynn Hidek (FHF)

2021 Bike and Safety Bazaar!

A great time was had by all on Saturday, April 17th with many thanks to the men and women of the Clinton Police Department and Clinton's "Bike Guy", Paul Egan!

Paul has been continuing his wonderful work of refurbishing used bikes during the COVID-19 crisis from his home here in Clinton.  On Saturday he was finally able to do what he likes best - finding those bikes new homes!

All in all, over 40 bicycles, many helmets, and MANY Families Helping Families' frisbees were given to community members.  Please check out the video below, courtesy of Liz Egan to see some of the action.

We thank our friends at the police department for educating our youth on bicycle safety and teaching some young folks the fine art of riding a bike!  #Clintonstrong

2020 Full Thanksgiving Table Effort

“The Full Thanksgiving Table Effort” was started three years ago, with a goal of providing a $25.00 gift card for each family using the Clinton Food Pantry to ensure all had a full table on the day we give thanks. This year the program ended on November 16th and was an awesome success thanks to the overwhelming generosity of the residents and friends of Clinton!! With the dramatic increase of families relying on the Pantry this year we knew we couldn't accomplish this goal alone, so we turned to the community for help and help they did in typical Clinton style.

Our objective was to provide 250 gift cards to the Clinton Food Pantry in time for Thanksgiving. Two turkeys were set up at the Clinton Police Department and the Clinton Fire Department for community members to drop off gift cards and a special donation page on our website fhfclinton.org was created. Every day, cards and donations were streaming in from families all throughout Clinton. The members of the Clinton Manufacturers Coalition showed their commitment to the Clinton community. Member companies: Argo EMS, National Sintered Alloys, Bausch Advanced Technologies, Kenyon International, Roper Thermals, Tower Laboratories, Preferred Foam Products. As well, their employees combined with the companies to boost the Thanksgiving effort by donating 238 food cards.

On November 16th we had collected 467 gift cards!! An INCREDIBLE display of love and caring by the Clinton community once again. As it turned out our goal of 250 cards would not have covered the enormous amount of 348 families (the most ever) that came to the Pantry for help on the last food pantry night before Thanksgiving. Thanks to your generosity, caring, and loving, everyone was taken care of and the remainder were given out as necessary for those in need in the coming weeks.

Pictured from left to right: Kathy Tanner (Bausch); Erin Corson (Bausch); Lynn Hidek (FHF); Gus Kellogg (Roper Thermals); Chief Vincent DeMaio (CPD); Scott Lay (Argo EMS); Miner Vincent (FHF); Phil Williams (Kenyon International); Bob Warner (EDC); Adrienne Browning (Roper Thermals); Judy Pozzi (Roper Thermals)

 

Congratulations to this year’s “Soups On” winners! First Place – Clinton Fire Department Second Place – Rocky’s Aqua Third Place – Peter Giannetti

Our AWESOME and AMAZING Crazy for Cupcakes winners; But ALL contestants were equally amazing!

Thank you to everyone who opened their hearts and helped make our food drive a success once again and added 1,786 pounds of food to our Clinton Pantry. A special thanks to all who volunteered their time to help out today with the “Stuff the Cruiser” food drive, especially our awesome Clinton Police Department!

“Thank you!” to the Clinton Lion’s Club for hosting the pancake breakfast for 13 years in a row! This event has raised many thousands of dollars and over two tons of food for Clinton children and families!

2018 Christmas in Clinton: Soup’s On!

2018 Chamard Vineyard Half Marathon

2018 Gala: Sizzling Summer Round Up

2018 Food Drive

2018 Clinton Family Safety Day

2018 Crazy for Cupcakes

2018 Stuff a Crusier

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