Million Father Club
About the Million Fathers Club and the Children’s Studies Program and Center
Assembly Member William A. Scarborough, chair of the Committee on Children and Families in the New York State Assembly and newly elected chair of the Million Fathers Club, a fathering initiative, invited Children’s Studies to participate by serving on the steering committee and to collaborate in the kick-off event, held on March 28, 2009, at the Robert Ross Johnson Family Life Center in St. Alban, New York. The Activities were open to all but addressed many specific issues facing disadvantaged minority fathers and their families.
Visit the Million Fathers Club website for details: http://www.williamscarboroughnews.com/Pages/MillionFathersClub.aspx
This holiday season the Children’s Studies Program and Center is showing support to the Million Fathers Club by collecting toys and gifts for disadvantaged fathers and their children.
Holiday Toy Drive
Assemblyman William Scarborough, Honorary Chair of the Million Fathers Club is hosting a holiday party in conjunction with the merchants of Merrick Blvd. at host merchant LaTasha Smith's Occasions Banquet and Catering Hall located at 127-08 Merrick Blvd. in South East Queens. The party is being held on Tuesday, December 29th from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. for fathers and their children. The mission of the Million Fathers Club is to encourage the participation of fathers in their children's lives. Fathers and their children from a local homeless shelter are being invited. All fathers and their children are welcome, but fathers must show either a current unemployment check stub or an EBT Food Stamps Card. Donations of unwrapped toys are desperately needed to ensure a great holiday season for underserved children.
Here’s where you come in – located outside of room 3602 in James Hall is a drop-off box where students and friends can leave donations. We are accepting new, unwrapped toys and gifts (i.e. gloves and hats). Please don't delay in giving, drop off your gift or donation today!
For more information or to make a cash contribution please visit the Children’s Studies Center, call (718) 951-3192 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Donations can also be dropped off at Assemblyman William Scarborough's District Office at 129-32A Merrick Blvd. (1 block west of Farmers Blvd). For details call (718) 723-5412.
Toys and donations were collected to aid disadvantaged fathers and their children during the holiday season. Fathers and children residing in a local homeless shelter were invited to attend a party held on December 29, 2009 where toys and gifts were distributed.
The Children's Studies Program and Center would like to express sincere gratitude to all of our students who participated in the Million Fathers Club toy drive, and BC members of the following departments:
- Political Science Department
- Sociology Department
- Judaic Studies
- Children's Studies Center
- Educational Talent Search Program
We would also like to acknowledge those individuals who are not specifically listed above. We thank you all for your support and generosity.