FAMILY NETWORK HONORS FIRST BANK OF HIGHLAND PARK AT ANNUAL BENEFIT
On Saturday May 19th 2012 Family Network held its annual benefit entitled Family Network Rocks The House held at the Art Center of Highland Park. International cuisine was generously provided by local restaurants and music was performed by Steve Stone and the Invisible Band. Over 120 people attended the event which raised over $20,000 to help support its programs and services. Family Network presented their annual Martha Freeman Friend of The Family Award to The First Bank of Highland Park.
Since 1997 The First Bank of Highland Park has generously donated $60,000 in scholarship support to over 200 needy families attending our Parent/Child Drop-In Center. This longstanding funding has been used to help foster connections between families in our diverse community, advancing their knowledge about parenting and child development, while their children receive high quality educational and enrichment programming in our classrooms, and preparing them to enter school ready to succeed. Family Network is extremely grateful to the bank for its longstanding support of our agency and its outstanding civic leadership, philanthropy and dedication to the children and families of our community.
Family Network a Family Focus center, was founded in 1983 in Highland Park by early childhood professionals seeking to connect young children and families with one another to help reduce isolation, build friendships and establish a supportive community network. Family Network has three distinct programs serving young children and families including: their Parent/Child Center, The Right From The Start Program that serves Spanish speaking families and The After School Activity Program that serves elementary age students serving five local elementary schools. Their mission is to promote the well being of children from birth by supporting and strengthening their families in and with their community. For more information about Family Network and to support their programs and services please contact their website at www.familynetworkcenter.org or call them at 847-433-0377.
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