Bedford Family Connection
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The Bedford Family Connection was founded in 1988 as a volunteer-run, community organization. Our mission is to strengthen our community by nurturing families, fostering friendships and learning through fun activities and enrichment programs for local families with any child age 5 and under.The BFC provides members with a strengthened sense of community while creating and nurturing important relationships when our children are still young. An additional benefit is the number of lasting friendships it has fostered between families. As a member, you will also enjoy:
•A monthly BFC e-newsletter, which lists BFC events and news, other local family-oriented news/events, the playroom schedule, and members' and sponsors' classified ads
•The BFC Membership Directory
•Discounted admission to the BFC playroom
•Free (or low cost) children's activities every month
•Free (or low cost) parent education workshops every month
•Free (or low cost) special family events and parties 2-3x/year
•Monthly "Mom's Time Out" and "Dad's Corner" events
•Playgroups for similarly-aged children
•Numerous volunteer opportunities within the BFC organization
•Opportunities to participate in local charitable events
Meet-up at Vinkari Safari
Come burn off some of the holiday excitement at Vinkari Safari in Woburn.
BFC Volunteer Night at The Wish Project
Give back and make a difference this holiday season at The Wish Project in Lowell. The BFC will be the volunteer group on Monday, December 19 from 6-8pm, assisting with organizing and sorting at the donations warehouse.The Merrimack Valley communities have some of the highest poverty rates in the State, According to the National Low Income Coalition Out of Reach 2013, Massachusetts ranks sixth as the most expensive state for renters.Even for a two income family, obtaining household goods is a daunting task under these conditions, For an at risk family struggling with a loss of a job, family tragedy or recovering from homelessness it becomes almost impossible.The Wish Project is a critical resource for furniture, household goods and baby needs serving these families in need. In any given week, there are as many as 100 families with children, sleeping on the floor in largely unfurnished apartments in our own community. Without The Wish Project, families have very few affordable options. Household furnishings for a family is a burden that too often families can not carry. So they simply go without. With support from The Wish Project they are able to manage their expenses, reducing the likelihood of becoming homeless again.