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Farmingdale Community Rallies Around Gift Shop that Benefits People with Special Needs

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Farmingdale High School Cheerleaders Star in Commercial for Fancy FREE.

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​Farmingdale High School's Dalerettes performing a special routine for the commercial shoot.

Farmingdale, NY - March 14th, 2016 - On Saturday, March 5th, Family Residences and Essential Enterprises (FREE) filmed a commercial for their retail gift ship, Fancy Free, at Farmingdale High School starring the “Dalerettes”, the Farmingdale High School cheerleading squad. 
 
The scene was shot in the school as the cheerleaders, school staff, and members of the Farmingdale community staged a pep rally with the cheerleaders performing a routine specially choreographed to FREE’s own original Fancy Free Jingle. 
 

Community members at the Fancy FREE “Pep Rally”.
 
“I can’t tell you how excited I am about this partnership with the Farmingdale community,” said Robert Budd, CEO FREE. “The way the community has embraced our shop and the people it supports has been overwhelming,” he continued. 
 
Fancy FREE is a unique retail environment that offers employment opportunities for differently-abled individuals supported by Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc. (FREE). It sells one of a kind, new and handcrafted gifts for many occasions year round.
 
About Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc. (FREE)
Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc. (FREE) founded in 1977 and headquartered in Old Bethpage, benefits and proudly supports more than 4,000 individuals with intellectual disabilities, mental illness and traumatic brain injury. It is the mission of FREE to help individuals of all abilities realize their full potential. 
 
FREE provides a diverse array of supports and services including: housing, recovery services, transition to work, employment, day, community and family services, respite, crisis services, education and after-school support, primary and specialty health care and advocacy. 
 
For more information, please call 516-870-7000 or visit www.familyres.org.
 
About Fancy FREE
Located in the heart of Farmingdale Village, this unique retail environment offers employment opportunities for differently-abled individuals supported by Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc. (FREE). Fancy Free sells new and handcrafted gifts for many occasions year round. 
 
Fancy FREE Gift Boutique Hours: Monday-Friday, 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Saturday, 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. 248 Main Street, Farmingdale, NY 11735.

For more information, please give them a call at 516-293-2050, or visit their website.
 

Photos

  • ​Community members at the Fancy FREE “Pep Rally”.

  • Gregg Varro, FREE with members of Farmingdale High School's Dalerettes Cheer Squad.

  • Farmingdale High School Senior Veronica Sack walks down Main St as part of the commercial shoot for the new Fancy FREE Shop.

  • ​Farmingdale High School's Dalerettes performing a special routine for the commercial shoot.