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A Father’s Love

In honor of Father’s Day, we’d like to highlight a remarkable father named James and his six-year-old daughter, Madison. To understand what makes their story so powerful, we must go back in time… James did not have an easy start in life. He was dropped off by his parents at Columbia Presbyterian hospital as an [...]

June 18th, 2017|

Temple Emanu-El Makes Generous Donation to FC Soup Kitchen

Rabbi Ethan Prosnit from Temple Emanu-El in Westfield, NJ shared great news with Franciscan Charities today. In a note he said, "We brought our 8th – 9th Grade Mitzvah Corps group to the Soup Kitchen this past year and it was an extremely impactful experience. Part of the Mitzvah Corps program was also creating a mini-foundation and sending [...]

June 13th, 2017|

Jack Rimmele, Operations Director, joins the FC team

We're pleased to introduce Jack Rimmele as the new Operations Director of Franciscan Charities starting Monday 5/8. Jack joins us with an interesting and eclectic background, which will serve the varied role of running our operations. Jack has served in such capacities as Sales Engineering Director, Business Development Manager, Pre-Sales Engineering Manager, and a Customer Advocate. [...]

May 9th, 2017|

The New Jersey Center of Divine Mercy – Bilingual Divine Mercy Sunday Celebration on Sunday, April 23rd, 2017 at 10am

April 22nd, 2017|

A Circle of Giving

Tricia Mullaney first met Guerline Jean-Pierre, a home health aide of Haitian descent, in 2004. At that time, Tricia’s ailing father, Thomas, was placed in Hospice care. Mary Jane, Tricia's mother, had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 2000. Tricia said, "Guerline outlasted all care givers that came and went with my dad who was home [...]

March 12th, 2017|

ShopRite Partners In Caring Grants Awarded to FC

We are thrilled to announce that Franciscan Charities (St. Ann’s Soup Kitchen) has been awarded three ShopRite Partners In Caring grants totaling $2,800 for the 2017 calendar year. The grants will be held on account for us at the Community Food Bank of New Jersey and will be available for the charity to draw upon [...]

February 20th, 2017|

Coat Drive Provides Hundreds with Warm Coats & Accessories

On Saturday, January 7th, Franciscan Charities held its Annual Coat Drive. Despite the snowy weather, hundreds of people lined up early in the morning. Volunteers greeted everyone with hot chocolate and an abundance of homemade cookies. Each adult or family was assigned a personal shopper to help them select a warm coat, scarf, hat, gloves, [...]

January 9th, 2017|

Holiday Toy Drive Success

The wet weather on Saturday didn't stop Santa and our incredible volunteer elves from hosting our annual Holiday Toy Drive! Children and their families starting lining up early on Saturday morning, December 17th, in anticipation of our annual Holiday Toy Drive. Though some snow had coated the ground overnight and rain fell, our guests kept [...]

December 19th, 2016|

It’s about Hope — Your giving counts, support our annual Toy and Coat Drives

Many families need our help during the holiday season. Join us in providing warm coats and holiday toys to those in need by donating to our annual Toy and Coat Drives. During our 2015 Toy Drive, we gave away over 1,000 toys to smiling children! Each child that attends our Toy Drive is able to [...]

November 17th, 2016|

Franciscan Charities Receives Grant from Wells Fargo

Franciscan Charities was awarded a $1,000 grant by Wells Fargo Foundation to support our mission of tending to the critical needs of the poor in Newark.   The grant was awarded as part of Wells Fargo’s Community Connections program, which provides local branch managers the opportunity to make a $1,000 charitable contribution on behalf of Wells Fargo [...]

November 1st, 2016|