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Help Family Service of Morris County Win a Car

Morristown-based organization participating in Toyota's '100 Cars for Good' contest.

If the can win a car, why can't Family Service of Morris County?

FSMC, , is hoping enough people will vote for the nearly-200-year-old organization on Sunday, Aug. 19 as part of Toyota's "100 Cars for Good" program.

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"We spoke with them and decided we would apply, which we did," said Janet Horowitz, director of development with FSMC. "It's almost like submitting for a grant."

"FSMC strengthens the community by empowering individuals and families to overcome life's challenges," reads FSMC's profile on the contest's information page. "FSMC offers 20 programs that provide counseling, education advocacy and support to over 7,000 individuals and families."

The vehicle, if won, would be used to transport senior clients to one of three adult day program centers, in Madison, Morris Plains and Succasunna.

FSMC is one of 500 finalists vying for a vehicle, which means they have a one-in-five shot at winning on Aug. 19, the only day voting is open for the organization.

Should they not win the car, the remaining 400 finalists will still receive $1,000, "so everyone walks away with something," Horowitz said.

She said the contest is not just about the possibility of winning a vehicle but about visibility for FSMC.

"I'm extremelty optimistic," Horowitz said.

Janet Horowitz August 07, 2012 at 07:02 PM
Thanks for the great exposure in Morristown Patch! If you would like a reminder email sent to you to let you know when to vote, follow these steps: Click on the 'Go Vote' in the orange box above. Type "family service" in search box (top right), then click on the Family Service entry profile. Click the "Remind Me" button located on the left just under the icon. Toyota will send you an email on August 19 to remind you to vote. Please help us win a new car to make an even bigger difference! THANK YOU!! - Janet Horowitz, Family Service of Morris County
Ann Stachenfeld August 07, 2012 at 08:51 PM
Great cause! Please support seniors in our community so they can get out and socialize and do fun activities. Being homebound in NJ during the winter can be quite dreary and the car would have a huge impact on their lives.
Denise Streit August 08, 2012 at 10:52 AM
Prior to my dad's passing, my dad trialed the Adult Day Care Program and loved it. Unfortunately, transportation was not available,, so he could not continue. By voting for FSMC, you can help seniors get out and about.

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