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Celebrate the ABC Awards and Support Children and Families in Our Community!

The 32nd Annual ABC (Action on Behalf of Children) Awards will be held virtually on Thursday, November 4th, 2021 in special recognition of key individuals and organizations who care about children in San Joaquin County. Created in 1988 by Joan Richards, founder of Family Resource and Referral Center (FRRC), and several community members, the awards recognize outstanding members of the community that are doing more than just ‘the average’ for children.

FRRC was founded on a Child Care Resource and Referral grant in order to match parents with licensed child care that best fits their needs. FRRC grew tremendously to provide child care assistance, nutrition services, and professional development trainings for Child Care Providers. While the organization has diversified services to include the operation of the Help Me Grow Call Center, Joan Richards Learning Village Preschool, the 211 San Joaquin information and referral services, and many other Family Strengthening programs, FRRC’s partnership with the Child Care Providers remains at the heart of our mission.

As we enter our 41st year of serving children and families in the community, we want to thank you for your ongoing support of our programs and services. I want to share the link to our website featuring several parent and Child Care Provider testimonials, and stories of the positive impact our programs are having in the lives of children in our community. Please take a moment to read these, and consider sharing it online to help us spread awareness of our services.

FRRC is determined to help every child in our community develop and reach their full potential. Right now, we are serving over 6,000 children in San Joaquin County. With your support, we can do so much more. Please make a gift today. Your generous support will help us direct needed resources to programs that directly benefit Child Care Providers and the children and families participating in our programs. A gift to FRRC is also an expression of thanks for its assistance in keeping Child Care Providers equipped with supplies and technical assistance during the COVID-19 crisis.

For more information about the ABC Awards, and to view the list of all past award recipients visit our website.

Thank you,

Kay G. Ruhstaller, Chief Executive Officer