Back to School (Supplies) Drive

For every child in our community who would otherwise go without, MFCC wants to fill a new backpack with new school supplies. It is our goal to make sure every child in our community starts this school year with what they need for a great new year of learning. The challenge now is to gather enough school supplies to put into each backpack that we will give to a child in need.

Donated school supplies can be dropped of to MFCC between 8 AM-4PM Monday-Friday. The last day to donate is August 16th.

Need assistance with school supplies for your school-age child(ren)? Fill out this application, and drop it off at the Community Center, or email a copy to mfcc@miltonfamilycenter.org.
Registration is August 8-16. Pick up of backpacks is by appointment only between 8/18 — 8/20.

Here is a list of what we need:

  • #2 Pencils
  • Pencil Sharpeners
  • Erasers
  • Pens (Blue and Black)
  • Crayons
  • Markers
  • Highlighters
  • Dry Erase Markers
  • Pencils Bags
  • Glue Sticks
  • Rulers
  • Child Scissors
  • Composition Notebooks
  • 3 Ring Binders
    (1”, 2” and 3”)
  • Loose Leaf Paper (wide ruled and college ruled)
  • Dividers
  • Index Cards
  • Calculator
  • Single Subject Notebook
  • Pocket Folders
  • Personal Tissue Packs

You’re Invited! MFCC Board of Directors

Do you believe raising healthy children and supporting families is key to building a successful future for our community? The Milton Family Community Center is seeking new board members to support our efforts to ensure families throughout our region get the resources and education they need to thrive. Come join our team as we broaden the scope of our programming, increase the number of families we reach, and develop a strategic plan to ensure the stability and sustainability of the center for years to come. Contact Executive Director Sophia Donforth (sdonforth@miltonfamilycenter.org) with questions, or to set up a tour and interview for a position on the Board of Directors.

Summer Survey

We are loving the warm, sunny weather that June has provided, and hope you’re enjoying the season as well. We are excited to see Vermonters reemerging from the pandemic and getting reengaged with our community. We’d love to use this time to get a feel for how we are doing, and see if you have any ideas on how we do better. Please take a few minutes to complete this Summer Survey for MFCC Families. We appreciate your feedback and input!

Learning Together: Summer Wellness Events

Learning Together is hosting weekly Summer Wellness events in the Community Garden on Thursday mornings. Join us for a little “me” time & friendship in the garden! All events take place from 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM outside the Community Center. Events are free and for ages 16+. Pre-registration is required as space is limited. Register online by clicking here

Event Dates and Activities:
-July 8: Story Cards, Journaling, and Poetry
Please bring a poem, a personal story and or a book you enjoy. What or who inspires you?

-July 15: Yoga with Lonnie Poland of Experience Yoga
Breath in the fresh air while gently treating your body to healing yoga. Please bring a yoga mat and a smile.

-July 22: Sound Bath with Michele Nappi proprietor of Moonlight Gifts
Learn about the health benefits of music. A Sound Bath is an immersion in beautiful sounds and vibrations that are healing for your body and calm your mind. Drums, Singing Bowls, Rattles and chimes will be used.

-August 5: Fresh Air, Unplugging Ourselves, and Aromatherapy
Spend time outdoors, unplug from technology, and feel calmer, happier, and healthier with aromas from the garden and essential oils.

-August 12: Gratitude, Setting Goals, and The 3 c’s to Decision Making
Find out how practicing gratitude can help you reach your goals. How do you make important decisions?

-August 19: Soft Skills: Attitude, Communication, Adaptability
Who me? What attitude? Discuss the importance of clear communication and listening in our personal and professional lives.

Meet MFCC’s New Executive Director!

Meet MFCC’s new Executive Director, Sophia Donforth! She has worked as a middle school teacher, musician, office manager, and community organizer. In recent years she has devoted her time to leading Burlington’s Janet S. Munt Family Room into a new chapter as an independent agency. She knows firsthand the importance of supporting families with young children, and is passionate about supporting the important work that happens in parent child centers. She likes to spend time gardening, hiking, singing, and contradancing with her husband and two young daughters. Please join us in giving Sophia a warm welcome to the Milton community!

MFCC Property Maintenance

The Milton Family Community Center is soliciting bids from individuals or businesses to fulfill an annual contract for property maintenance including summer mowing and winter plowing at 23 Villemaire Lane, Milton, VT 05468.

Property Maintenance

The vendor is responsible for:

  • Summer mowing of the lawn, fenced playground area, and wooded path to Jolley Fuels
    • Trimming of weeds and brush along the building, trees, fencing, and walkways
    • Removal of debris from walkways, porches, and driveway to assure safety
  • Winter plowing of the driveway and parking lot
    • Shoveling of three walkways into the building when snow accumulation is 3”+
    • Salt (or sand) parking lot and walkways (include cost or sand/salt in quote) during freezing or icy conditions
  • Spring and fall cleanup: raking and removal of leaves, twigs, and lawn debris
    • Mulching of all flower and garden beds (include cost of mulch in quote)

Please have bids submitted to Ben at the Milton Family Community Center (email bgilbert@miltonfamilycenter.org) no later than 12noon on Friday, April 30, 2021.

MFCC Front Office Hours Week of 1/18/2021

Dear community members and participants,

Due to low staffing next week, our front office staff will be unavailable to take donations on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday AFTER 4PM, and on Tuesday and Friday AFTER 3PM.

Our new phone system allows for calls to be routed directly to the person or program that you need. If you prompt “0” or the front office, you will not reach anyone after these hours and can leave a voice message, which will be returned on the next business day.

We apologize for any inconvenience, and again, this is just for NEXT WEEK.

Thank you,

MFCC Administrative Staff

Milton High School’s talented student and faculty musicians raise money for MFCC Emergency Food Shelf, live tonight!

Rock Project 8 is a once in a lifetime virtual bandemic of rock and roll! Showcasing Milton High School’s talented student and faculty musicians as they raise money for the Milton Family Community Center Food Shelf.

Join us tonight at 7:00 via Zoom and enjoy the music.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86948816136?pwd=enVQdld0dkdxa25EZ1Y5UXp5OE5TQT09

MFCC Family Satisfaction Survey

If you are an individual or family who has used any MFCC service or program in the last 6 months, please take the time to fill out this short, important survey. This survey impacts the grant funding we receive to be be able to continue providing these essential services to you, your families and our community.

Thank you!

-The MFCC Team

Click here to be directed to our survey.