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, N.Y. The activities were open to all but addressed many specific issues facing disadvantaged minority fathers and their families.
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 Scarborough hosted a holiday party in conjunction with the merchants of Merrick Boulevard at host merchant LaTasha Smith's Occasions Banquet and Catering Hall located at 127-08 Merrick Boulevard in southeast Queens. The party was held on Dec. 29, 2011 from 5:30 to 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 were invited. All fathers with a recent unemployment check stub or an EBT Food Stamps card were allowed to participate in the event. Donations of unwrapped toys were generously donated to ensure a great holiday season for underserved children.
This is an annual event. We are accepting new, unwrapped toys and gifts (e.g., 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 us an e-mail. Donations can also be dropped off at Assemblyman Scarborough's District Office at 129-32A Merrick Boulevard (one block west of Farmers Boulevard). For details, call 718.723.5412.
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 members of the following Brooklyn College departments:
- Political Science Department
- Sociology Department
- Judaic Studies Department
- 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.