FFS GIVES BACK

GIVING BACK

SUPPORTING OUR COMMUNITIES

FFS is a family-owned business that strives to make a positive impact on communities near and far.  We show support for organizations that benefit the lives of others.

Below is a list of initiatives and organizations FFS engages either by volunteering their time and talent and/or donations. Quite simply, giving back to help others in need is the core foundation of FFS Gives Back. 

JASY: Jamaican Advantage Through Sports for Youth

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In 2023, the entire Langlois family (Randy, Sheryl, Maddie, Jake, and Kenzie) volunteered with 25 other Americans to run a week-long sports camp serving underprivileged children in Kingston, Jamaica. This was Randy’s second time volunteering as he and Maddie volunteered in 2019.

Randy and Sheryl were team leaders throughout the week, guiding teams of children to the individual stations. Maddie and Jake were swim instructors teaching many of the kids how to swim for the first time, and Kenzie helped facilitate “Caribbean Games” in the gym.

As with most mission trips, the Langlois family gave their time and energy (and it was a lot of energy!) throughout the week, but what they received in return was invaluable.

“The compassion and gratitude from the campers will forever hold a place in our hearts!” - Sheryl

Westminster Presbyterian Church

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Westminster Presbyterian Church in Upper St. Clair is a special place for the Langlois Family. Sheryl was baptized, confirmed, and married Randy in the church in 2001. Randy and Sheryl have raised their three children in the church as well, and now, all five Langlois are members. Randy and Sheryl have been very active within the church. Randy served as a Deacon for six years and was the Head Deacon for two. Sheryl served on the Nursery School and Daycare Board for six years, serving two as their President. Today, supporting the church financially is a commitment Randy and Sheryl welcome each month.

THON: Penn State THON

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Penn State’s incredible student-run philanthropy entitled “THON” is a charity that Randy and Sheryl fully support each year. Not only did Sheryl graduate from Penn State, but she also was a dancer back in 1993 when the dance ran for 48 hours. Today, their oldest daughter attends Penn State and is heavily involved in THON, hoping to dance her senior year. To be a part of such an incredible organization sticks with you for a lifetime and so for a lifetime Randy and Sheryl have decided to give “For the Kids”.

Rush to Crush Cancer/National Pancreas Foundation

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Like most people, Randy and Sheryl have many people in their lives who are affected by cancer.  Rush to Crush Cancer is a local charity launched in 2022 benefiting the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center's goal of life without cancer. Rush to Crush Cancer's sole mission is to help achieve this goal with each push of the pedal. Because of personal ties, Randy and Sheryl chose to support both the Rush to Crush Cancer as well as the National Pancreas Foundation.

Ligonier Camp & Conference Center

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Ligonier Camp and Conference Center, along with Westminster Church, has been a pillar of faith for the Langlois family throughout the years. Sheryl attended this camp when she was eight years old and the camp was called “First Presbyterian Church Camp.” Since then, all three Langlois children have attended this faith-based summer camp, and have been impacted by its Word. Financial Fuel Services supports the camp through contributions and their annual golf outing (which is in the beautiful Ligonier Country Club!).

The Little Fox - Toby’s Foundation

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Friends at 232 Creative introduced us to this wonderful organization that supports families grieving the loss of an infant, educates on Safe Sleep Practices, and promotes SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) awareness for families across the United States. They are currently raising money to build a grief retreat center in the Laurel Highlands. Due to personal reasons, Randy and Sheryl felt very humbled and compelled to support this charity.

Baldwin Whitehall Education Foundation (BWEF)

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Randy and Sheryl were approached to support the BWEF in 2023, and being a 1988 graduate from Baldwin, Randy jumped on this opportunity. The Baldwin-Whitehall Educational Foundation supports innovation and excellence in the Baldwin-Whitehall School District (BWSD).

By presenting scholarships to graduating seniors of Baldwin High School, awarding faculty innovation grants, funding special projects and initiatives in the BWSD, and taking an active role in the community, BWEF strives to positively impact the educational experience for students in the school district and make our neighborhood a fantastic place to live and to learn.