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  • Do you want more opportunities to give to your community? We’ve compiled a list of holiday fundraiser ideas to get involved in yourself or along with other altruistic causes.

  • As we dive into the season of giving this month, let’s explore how the very action of giving can lead to a more altruistic life, improve our mood and even makes us happy.

  • With Thanksgiving behind us and the winter holidays coming up, how can you make others feel warm during the cold season? We have some ideas to get you started.

  • Gratitude is about more than taking a second to say “Thanks.” Gratitude shows true appreciation. This Thanksgiving, we have some ideas for how you can give gratitude.









Anyone can provide hope and a hand in partnership to the families who have children with emotional or behavioral challenges. By using the Goodshop.com shopping portal to shop online, you can raise funds for our cause. Through the Goodshop portal, you will have access to over 7,000 major retailers and thousands of money-saving coupons, promotions and deals on items such as Hawaiian getaways from Expedia, soccer cleats from Nike and towels from Macy's. This is a free fundraiser that takes virtually no time as all donations are made by Goodshop, automatically, based on what you buy online. All you need to do is sign up and choose Families First - Essex County as your cause, and then shop online using Goodshop!