FRIENDS of Orange County Department of Social Services is a 501c3, non-profit organization, which maintains a state solicitation license with the North Carolina Secretary of State.  You may view our most recent tax return  by clicking this link  –>2016-17_Form990_short

Year in Review:  Fiscal Year October 1, 2017 – September 30, 2018

FRIENDS of Orange County Department of Social Services
Annual Report

Income: In fiscal year 2017-18 donations to FRIENDS were down by 11.2% over last fiscal year, from $45,315 to $40,245. Most of the money we raised came from individual responses to our annual fundraising letter. We again had significant donations from several donors who have repeatedly donated to FRIENDS. We also received an anonymous donation from the American Endowment Foundation in the amount of $14,000. Other $500+ supporters include UPC, Food Lion Charitable, and Several individuals and Charitable Trusts. Many of our members donated to the Foster Kids Christmas fund again this year.

Total client disbursements were $25,698, down 25.6% from the previous year.

Disaster disbursements to assist flooded households following Hurricane Florence were up slightly over the previous year from $1,327 in 2017 to $1,675 in 2018.

We have continued to fund our Safe Baby Project, providing DSS with 20 cribs and mattresses to support families and promote child welfare by keeping infants from co-sleeping with parents and siblings.

We continue our partnership with the Carrboro Fire Department which helps us provide low cost car seats to families.

The Furniture Project has helped provide resources of furniture to many DSS clients with FRIENDS supplying new beds.

Pat Garavaglia, President

Alison Taylor, Treasurer