Celebrate & Share Your Awkward Moments

Christmas is a season of hope, joy, giving, and celebration.  It is a time for sharing love and kindness, but as so many of us know, it is also a time that can turn just a bit "Awkward".  For the second year we are celebrating all of the wonderful and “Awkward” fun that the Holidays can be, and asking you to join us in that celebration, and in supporting the incredible work going on in our community through FamilyPoint Resources.

Part of the fun of the Holidays is that we can all relate to how strange and “Awkward” they can get.  So, once again we are asking everyone to share your “Awkward” moments by sharing your “Awkward Christmas Photos,” whether they are staged or completely real.  By making a donation, sharing your photos, and inviting your friends to join in the fun, you can help others to connect with and support FamilyPoint as well.  We will collect photos in the gallery on our website, so come back often to see all the “Awkward” moments.

1. Connect with FamilyPoint on Social Media (follow @familypointresources on Instagram, like the FamilyPoint Resources page on Face Book, and follow @Family_Point on Twitter).  By connecting with FamilyPoint on Social Media, then liking and sharing FamilyPoint related posts, you get the word out to a huge new audience.  If you do nothing else, but connect with FamilyPoint and share us with the people you are connected to, you make a difference!

2. Take & Post Your “Awkwardly” Amazing Christmas Photo (post to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc. with a note about FamilyPoint and one or both of the hastags #theawkard18 and #FamilyPointResource.

Click here for instructions on posting to Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

3. Make a Donation to FamilyPoint (by clicking on one of the Wreaths above)

4. Invite Friends to Share Pictures and Donate to FamilyPoint. (The more people you share with, the more fun we all have, and the more chances people have to support and connect with FamilyPoint)

Why The Awkward 18?

FamilyPoint Resources connects with children in our community in a number of amazing ways, all aimed at building relationships with students, and giving them the support they need to grow and reach the full potential they were created for.  Through Arts, Education, Sports, Summer Camps, The Nottingham Park Community Library, and other resources, we seek to strengthen and enrich the life of each child; making sure they know they are loved, valued, and have the ability to succeed in everything they do.  Walking in relationship with children is a long term investment.  Some children connect with FamilyPoint as early as kindergarten; and in 2016, for the first time, children who connected with us in elementary school reached high school graduation!  As anyone who has kids can attest, there can be a lot of “Awkward” moments in helping students reach 18 and supporting them to graduation.  But that time can be amazing and rewarding as well, and it is a time that we at FamilyPoint are thankful to get to be a part of.  For a child in our community to be supported by the full range of FamilyPoint programs from kindergarten through high school graduation, it costs just over $18,000.  From now until the end of December we are attempting to raise that amount, $18,000, and we ask that you help.