Anonymous Donor Helps Make the Season Merrier

The shopping spree took place at Toys "R" Us in Commack, NY, on December 22, 2016.

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Old Bethpage, NY - December 22, 2016 - Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc. (FREE) took a group of over 100 people consisting of foster children and individuals with special needs to a shopping spree at Toys “R” Us in Commack, NY on Thursday, December 22nd.  The shopping spree was made possible through the generosity of an anonymous donor.

Photo courtesy of Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc. [FREE], via Facebook.

Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc. (FREE)
Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc. (FREE), founded in 1977, benefits and proudly supports more than 4,000 individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities, mental illness and traumatic brain injury. It is the mission of FREE to assist 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; specialty health services; and advocacy. 

FREE also collaborates with a variety of diverse 501(c)(3) nonprofit partners on educational, vocational, rehabilitative and a myriad of other creative initiatives to enhance the local communities and the lives of more than 25,000 people that reside within them. Each of the valued partners of the Family of FREE Network has a unique mission, vision and strategic goals that are aligned in purpose, and embody the spirit of the meaningful work we do every day. For more information, please call 516-870-7000 or visit