Family Service seeks sponsors for back-to-school season

The back-to-school season can be difficult for children and families in need. You can help by sponsoring a child or by donating new clothes, backpacks and other supplies. If you become a sponsor, Family Service will provide you with the grade level, age and clothing sizes of a specific child so you can fill a backpack with supplies, a lunch box and a new outfit.

This is a great option if you’re already planning to shop for your child or grandchild, and Family Service is happy to honor age or grade level requests depending on availability. Groups or companies are welcome to sponsor multiple children.

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Family Service’s Helpline volunteer saves a life

Each and every day, Family Service Association of Bucks County receives calls from people in distress via their CONTACT Helpline and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. A few weeks ago, a man was walking along the road feeling suicidal, and he was planning to jump in front of a car. As a final thought, he called the Lifeline and a volunteer listener answered the phone.

The volunteer kept the man on the line and simultaneously contacted emergency responders who were able to find the suicidal man based on the location and description provided by the volunteer. A life was saved that day thanks to the volunteer listener.

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