Assistance during the Holidays is Available

The Sussex County Family Success Center at Project Self-Sufficiency offers assistance to parents and children year round.  Several special events take place during the spring, fall and winter holiday seasons.

Interested families are encouraged to call 973-940-3500 to request assistance.

Season of Hope Toy Shop

New, unwrapped toys and gifts are distributed to thousands of children and teens through the annual Season of Hope Toy Shop.  Participants can also receive gently-used coats, hats and mittens for everyone in the family.  All toys and gifts are donated by community partners, individuals, schools and local organizations.

Spring Fling


Children and parents are invited to visit with the Easter Bunny, enjoy games, crafts, dinner and a petting zoo at the annual Spring Fling hosted by the Sussex County Family Success Center at Project Self-Sufficiency.

Holiday Party


Children and their parents enjoy food, music, games, crafts, raffles and a visit from a special guest at the annual Holiday Party

Halloween Party

The annual Halloween "Spookatacular" features spooky games, music, crafts, dinner, Halloween-themed games, and a costume parade for hundreds of parents and children. 

Thanksgiving Food


A complete Thanksgiving feast is distributed to hundreds of eligible families each November.  Community donations provide frozen turkeys, fresh baked pies, seasonal produce, and side dishes like mashed potatoes, yams and cranberry sauce.

The Sussex County Family Success Center at Project Self-Sufficiency is a program of the New Jersey Department of Children & Families

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