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Registration Open! 9th Annual Franciscan Charities Golf Outing: Oct 7th

The Ninth Annual Franciscan Charities, Inc. Charity Golf Outing Monday, October 7th, 2019  Essex County Country Club West Orange, New Jersey  To REGISTER click HERE.   EVENT HIGHLIGHTS    Hole-in-One Car     Prizes for Golfers     50/50 Raffle     and more! Morning Duplicate Bridge and Ladies Paddle Tennis Clinic Event Location Essex County Country Club [...]

August 21st, 2019|

14th Annual Bilingual Divine Mercy Sunday Celebration

April 24th, 2019|

Westfield Public Schools Lend a Helping Hand

The Westfield Public Schools declared one week in March as Service Week. The PTO worked closely with each school to come up with a service project that would allow all students to participate. Many schools made sandwiches for local soup kitchens and one middle school provided weekend food packs for the Rotary Club of Westfield [...]

April 1st, 2019|

FC annual Toy and Coat Drives help families in need

Each year, Franciscan Charities provides thousands of needed coats, winter accessories, and holiday toys to families in need. We rely on the generosity of our donors to help make our annual Coat and Toy Drives a success. Please consider making a donation at https://franciscancharitiesinc.org/donate/ and sharing this post with friends, family, and co-workers to help [...]

November 5th, 2018|

Help Create Smiles by Supporting our Annual Coat and Toy Drives

The cold weather has arrived and planning has begun for our annual Coat Drive (Saturday, November 17th) and Toy Drive (Saturday, December 8th).  Last year, we gave away thousands of coats, winter accessories, and toys and are hoping to do the same this year. These events are not possible without the generosity of our donors. [...]

October 18th, 2018|

Join us for the 8th Annual Franciscan Charities Golf Outing!

The 8th Annual Franciscan Charities Golf Outing will be held on Monday, September 24th, 2018 at the Essex County Country Club in West Orange, New Jersey. Join us for a fun-filled day that will support the efforts of Franciscan Charities to help the critical needs of the poor in Newark, NJ. Register to join us [...]

September 8th, 2018|

Ministry of Love shares Back-to-School Backpacks and Smiles!

On a very hot day in August, our long-time volunteer, Tess Lucanie, a rising junior at Mount Saint Dominic Academy, brought a group of classmates and friends to the soup kitchen to share their love and 400 school-supplied filled backpacks with the children of the Newark community.               Tess [...]

September 8th, 2018|

Summer Literacy Success!

For over 10 years, Franciscan Charities has offered a weekly Literacy Program to the children of the soup kitchen for fun, learning, and reading activities throughout the year. During the summer, the program is open daily for literacy and academic enrichment. This summer, up to 16 children came every day to practice reading, writing, math activities, play games, [...]

August 30th, 2018|

Back to School Smiles

With the new school year quickly approaching, school supplies are on the minds of most parents. Purchasing supplies, however, can be a daunting task for families struggling to get by, but thanks to the National Council of Jewish Women of Essex, ten children in grades K - 5 from Franciscan Charities participated in their Back [...]

August 17th, 2018|

Volunteer Spotlight: Charles Solimine, volunteering in his old neighborhood and parish

Recently, Charles Solimine, from St. Rose of Lima parish in Short Hills, volunteered for the first time at St. Ann’s soup kitchen. He quickly let us know that he had gone to St. Ann’s for kindergarten! The day of volunteering brought back warm memories for him, so we chatted with him about the experience: What do [...]

July 9th, 2018|