Family Partner Sample

Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. – Helen Keller

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Your Gift Provides

  • Family Counseling
  • After-School Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Job Development
  • Food
  • Parenting Classes
  • Financial Literacy Classes
  • ESL Classes
  • School supplies
  • Hygiene Items

If you prefer to write a check, please make checks
payable to Friendly Center and mail to:

Friendly Center
Attn: Family Partner
PO Box 706
Orange CA 92856

Please indicate your Family Partner Name
in the memo of the check.


THE FAMILY: Name, Name, Name, Name 

DESCRIPTION: Mary came to Friendly Center because she suddenly lost her husband in an accident in which he was struck in the head. The father died at home in  front of the family. Now a single mother and unemployed, Mary is doing what she can to raise her children. The oldest daughter attends a local college and supports however she can.

Your collective support is changing the life of this family. By providing wrap-around services to the whole family unit, in addition to essential basic needs, we can ensure the family is safe, stable, and secure while they overcome the barriers they are facing.

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  • April 2019

    Mary found a job! The best part is it works perfectly with the children’s school schedule so she does not have to spend too much time away from them. This was something very important for her given their circumstance. The children attended our Spring Fun Day. They enjoyed making crafts, seeing the Easter Bunny, and the each received an Easter basket. The Easter baskets included all sorts of fun goodies, but also contained a couple practical hygiene items.

  • March 2019

    Mary continues to attend the job development class and has gone to several interviews. This month the family celebrated Sofia’s birthday (the oldest daughter). The rest of the kids are enjoying the after-school program. They worked on a fun project learning about Picasso, Monet, and other artists, and chose one in which they had to mimic their art style in a painting of their own. The family continues with their counseling.

  • February 2019

    Mary began attending a job development class. She has enjoyed learning on to put together a resume and brushing up on interview skills. She and the children continue to attend counseling. The loss has been hard for the entire family, but especially for the oldest son. The younger kids have begun attending the after-school tutoring program as well. The food programs continue to be a huge support for the family.

  • January 2019

    Mary has been attending counseling, along with the children. They are still in the grieving process of losing someone they love. Mary has been attending the food distribution programs. Her eldest daughter continues to be a tremendous support for her mother.

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Is my donation tax-deductible?
Yes! 100% of your donation is tax-deductible. Friendly Center is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit agency.

How are my donations used?
Years of experience have taught us that helping families become self-sufficient is the best way to secure the family and their children’s’ futures. Your contributions ensure a lasting presence in communities as long as we are needed. They also help us to secure large grants from institutional donors to multiply your contribution and reach many more children, families, and communities. Rather than financial support being given directly to a family, your contributions are combined with those of other caring sponsors and institutional donors to provide a steady stream of programs that provide all the elements the family needs for long-term solutions.

Can I write my family?
Yes, please address your letter or card to Friendly Center at PO Box 706, Orange CA 92856. Indicate your Family Partner Name on a note so we can ensure correct delivery to your family.

How much communication can I expect from my family?
You can expect to receive something in the form of a card or letter from the family every 3 months. This will be sent to the main point of contact of the Family Partner.

What are the specific aims and objectives of the Family Partner program?
The overall aim of the program is to build cohesive family units that will empower families to become self-sustaining through meaningful social investment.

  • To Provide:
    • Family Counseling
    • After-School Tutoring
    • Mentoring
    • Job Development
    • Food
    • Parenting Classes
    • Financial Literacy Classes
    • ESL Classes
    • School supplies
    • Hygiene Items
    • Emotional Support
  • Specific Aim:
    • To improve family social skills.
    • To provide employment opportunities.
    • To provide food and other items to meet the family needs.
    • To provide case workers providing 1:1 support.
    • To work actively with parents encouraging them to take responsibility for the well-being of their children and family.
    • To educate the family on being self-sufficient.
    • To ensure a brighter future for the children.

How can I learn more about what Friendly Center does?
Please visit our website at for more information.

Can I volunteer at Friendly Center?
Yes! You can get more information or begin the process by visiting our volunteer registration page at