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OUR STORY

Family Building Blocks has grown significantly since our founding as a Relief Nursery in 1997. From our humble start as a small, church basement operation, we have grown into a well-established social services agency serving over 1,300 children and 780 families from six locations throughout Marion and Polk counties, with a $5.5 million annual budget. We operate several family strengthening and early childhood programs led by over 100 employees, and supported by 400 volunteers and 1,700 donors annually.

OUR RESOURCES

All families partnering with Family Building Blocks have access to the following resources:

FOOD PANTRY

Families partnering with Family Building Blocks receive emergency food boxes through our partnership with Marion-Polk Food Share. Non-perishable food donations are accepted year-round at our locations to support the needs of families parenting young children in Marion and Polk counties.

CLOTHES CLOSET

Quality and gently used children's clothing is available to families through our Clothes Closet. There is always a need for additional donations of gently used clothing for children ages infant to five years.

COMMUNITY REFERRALS

Parents are connected to needed community resources and services including local food banks, medical and dental providers, housing, child care, Head Start, support for basic needs, substance abuse counseling, domestic violence programs, and other charitable organizations that may be able to help families during a crisis.

 

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 HOPE FOR THE HOLIDAYS

To ensure our families' basic needs are met during the holiday season and that they can create memories together for years to come, Family Building Blocks hosts Hope for the Holidays, a giving program where community members can purchase specific gifts for local children and families.

You can help provide needed materials including:

EDUCATIONAL TOYS, BOOKS, PAJAMAS, AND MORE

To purchase gifts for a parent and/or child, click on the image above or contact Julie Hilty. jhilty@familybuildingblocks.org

 

 
 
GALA OF TREES BENEFITS FAMILY BUILDING BLOCKS AND BOYS & GIRLS AID

The first annual Gala of Trees was held in 1990. Since that time, many nonprofit organizations serving children in need in Marion and Polk counties have been the beneficiary of this premier holiday event. 

We are excited to announce the 2017 Gala of Trees will benefit children served in the local community by Boys & Girls Aid and Family Building Blocks. This multi-year partnership is sure to make a significant impact for children and families in the community.

Both organizations work to promote the safety and stability of children. Whether they remain with their biological families or find permanency with adoptive parents, we believe children have the most opportunity for success when they are raised by loving and caring adults. 

Through this partnership, we hope to increase awareness of children in need and raise funds to address the growing demand. Our vision is for all children in our community to be safe, thriving, and out of foster care. We hope you share our excitement about this partnership! Together, as a community, we can ensure the well-being of our youngest generation and future generations to follow.

 

Meaghan Levy

Marketing Manager

Family Building Blocks

503.566.2132 x311

www.familybuildingblocks.org