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“A Fresh Start”

Paul’s Corner

Dear Friends of Franciscan Charities,

The needs of the poor are many.  Sometimes, they are obvious — a warm and healthy meal, a small bag of groceries, a few diapers and baby food.  Some are not so obvious but, come to our attention through interactions with clients.  Some come about from a vision or idea that a volunteer has, or a contributing organization proposes.

Over the years, many philanthropic organizations have enhanced the comfort of our clients by funding capital purchases and improvements to the soup kitchen, while other fellowship organizations have helped clients with basic and essential needs.  These are only examples of how supportive organizations and individuals assist us and truly inspire us to dig deeper to find ways to expand our services and programs to help clients during difficult times.  We truly appreciate every individual, family and organization that aids us in achieving our mission.

With deep gratitude,
Paul Miller, OFS

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

By |January 9th, 2017|Categories: News, Toy and Coat Drives|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |December 19th, 2016|Categories: News, Toy and Coat Drives|0 Comments