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Monthly Archives: November 2013

Easy Ways to Support FoF During Holiday Shopping

The busy shopping season is upon us! Consider these unique ways to contribute to Friends of Firefighters while doing your holiday shopping.

Shop at AmazonSmile and Amazon will donate to Friends of Firefighters! Get started here.

Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Friends of Firefighters, Inc. whenever you shop on AmazonSmile.
AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.

When you use eBay, you can donate to FoF through their Giving Works program. When buying on eBay, search for items that benefit FoF, and when selling items, just designate our organization to receive 10-100% of your final sale price! Visit Giving Works to get started.

After all the hectic shopping days, help inspire giving. #GivingTuesday is a special call to action and creates a national day of giviing around the annual shopping and spending season to inspire giving every day. FoF has 3 ways for you to participate! Learn more here.

Services Week of 11/25

Services are offered to FDNY firefighters and their family members and are held at FoF and free of charge unless otherwise noted. Below is an overview – visit our services page for more information.

Everyday: 
Counseling / By appointment
We are excited to offer counseling sessions in downtown Manhattan Tuesday mornings. Please note, availability is limited so will be offered on a first come first serve basis.

Tuesday:
Biofeedback Program / 10AM-5PM / By Appointment
Massage Therapy / 10AM-1PM / By Appointment / $25/hour

Wednesday:
Acupuncture / 10AM-4PM / Drop – in 10-11AM & By Appointment 11AM-4PM
Yoga with Felecia / 10:15-11:15AM / Drop – ins welcome / Limitless Fitness, Staten Island
Financial Guidance / 10AM-3PM / Drop – ins and by appointment

Thursday – Sunday: Closed
Friends of Firefighters will be closed the rest of the week in observance of Thanksgiving. Services will resume Monday, 12/2. Have a safe and happy holiday!

Firehouse Visits: Our massage therapist, acupuncturist, and biofeedback coach have been making brief visits to firehouses to explain their services. If your firehouse is interested in a visit, be in touch.

Bone Marrow Drive Week of 11/25

We are happy to say we will be continuing the Bone Marrow Drive for Owen at FoF Mon 11/25 – Wed 11/27, 9AM-5PM. Stop by during those times to register by doing a quick cheek swab. Thanks to all who have registered already! You could save a life.

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Services This Week

Services are offered to FDNY firefighters and their family members and are held at FoF and free of charge unless otherwise noted. Below is an overview – visit our services page for more information.
Everyday: 
Counseling / By appointment
We are excited to offer counseling sessions in downtown Manhattan Tuesday mornings. Please note, availability is limited so will be offered on a first come first serve basis.
Tuesday:
Biofeedback Program / 10AM-5PM / By Appointment
Massage Therapy / 10AM-1PM / By Appointment / $25/hour (cancelled this week)
Wednesday:
Acupuncture / 10AM-4PM / Drop – in 10-11AM & By Appointment 11AM-4PM
Yoga with Felecia / 10:15-11:15AM / Drop – ins welcome / Limitless Fitness, Staten Island
Financial Guidance / 10AM-3PM / Drop – ins and by appointment
Thursday:
Women’s Support Group / 11:30AM-1PM every other Thursday (2013 dates: 11/21, 12/5, 12/19) / Drop – ins welcome
Yoga with Felecia / Please note, Thursday Yoga at FoF is currently cancelled
Sunday: 
Yoga with Cecilia / 4-5PM / Sign up by e-mailing Cecilia at yogawithcecilia@yahoo.com and copying info@friendsoffirefighters.org / Mrs. Elaine’s School of Dance, Rockaway Park

Firehouse Visits: Our massage therapist, acupuncturist, and biofeedback coach have been making brief visits to firehouses to explain their services. If your firehouse is interested in a visit, be in touch.

Bone Marrow Donor Drive at FoF All Week

Donors will have the chance to meet Steve Buscemi on Tuesday 11/19 from 10AM-Noon after they register by performing their own quick cheek swab. 

Answers to your important questions about donating bone marrow

“121212” – The Film Behind the Concert

“121212” is a new film which tells the exciting story behind one of the greatest concerts in history, which benefited victims of Hurricane Sandy.

The film opens today in NY & LA. All net proceeds of the film go to the Robin Hood Relief Fund. We encourage you to see the film and spread the word! View the exciting trailer here.

Services This Week

Services and programs are for FDNY firefighters, both active and retired, and their immediate family members. All programs and services are offered at FoF and are free of charge unless otherwise noted. Visit our services page to find out more information about each one.

This week:

Everyday: Counseling / By appointment

Tuesday:

Biofeedback Program / 10AM-5PM / By Appointment
Massage Therapy / 10AM-1PM / By Appointment / $25/hour

Wednesday:

Acupuncture / 10AM-4PM / Drop – in 10-11AM & By Appointment 11AM-4PM
On the Arm Breakfast / 8-11AM / Drop-in
Yoga with Felecia / 10:15-11:15AM / Drop – ins welcome / Limitless Fitness, Staten Island
Financial Guidance / 10AM-3PM / Drop – ins and by appointment

Thursday:

Yoga with Felecia / 10:30-11:30AM / Drop – ins welcome  CANCELLED
Women’s Support Group / 11:30AM-1PM / Drop – ins welcome

Sunday: Yoga with Cecilia / 4-5PM / Drop – ins welcome / Mrs. Elaine’s School of Dance, Rockaway Park

Veteran’s Day / Closed

Friends of Firefighters will be closed Monday, November 11 in observance of Veteran’s Day.

24 hour hotline support:
The Samaritans / 212-673-3000
Suicide Prevention Lifeline / 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
LIFENET / 1-800-LIFENET (543-3638)

Online Auction Extension

Get a full recap of the 6th Annual Fall Gala here!

Note that online bidding has been extended until November 29 for some auction items, including Ralph Lauren men’s sweaters, Ralph Lauren women’s Alligator Ricky Bag, and a canvas painting! What a great way to pick up some holiday gifts and continue to support FoF. Get your bidding started here.