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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|

Divine Mercy Sunday Celebration – Sunday, April 8th at St. Rocco’s Church

March 27th, 2018|

Registration Open! Franciscan Charities First Annual Ladies Golf Outing

Franciscan Charities, Inc. will host its First Annual Ladies Golf Outing on Monday, May 14, 2018 at Fiddler's Elbow Country Club in Bedminster, NJ. Click here to REGISTER: https://birdeasepro.com/franciscancharitiesladiesgolfouting Event Details 9:00am Registration begins 10:00 am Registered guests participate in either: A two-hour clinic with Fiddler's Golf Pros. Clinic groups for each level, novice to expert. [...]

March 16th, 2018|

Spotlight: From Job Training to Job Success

Franciscan Enterprises, a ministry and sister-organization of Franciscan Charities, provides training and work opportunities for the chronically unemployed with the goal of workforce re-entry and long term job placement. We'd like to highlight the success story of Raamel Correa, who has made the transition from working with Franciscan Enterprises to employment at Maplecrest Ford Lincoln of [...]

February 19th, 2018|

Toy Drive Success with help from Maplecrest Moves Charities

Last month, the Franciscan Charities Annual Toy Drive provided toys to nearly 1,000 smiling children in Newark. Volunteers dedicated many hours to planning and preparing for this special day. Supporters donated much needed funding and toys to make the day a success. Operating such a large event can be challenging, but it's certainly very rewarding. One [...]

January 19th, 2018|

Countdown to our Annual Toy Drive

Preparations are well underway for our annual Toy Drive! Board member and volunteer, Mary Lee, has set up toy headquarters in her basement and she's been a very busy elf!   Our annual Toy Drive has always been about pure joy and happiness for the children; providing a celebratory day of photos with Santa, hot [...]

December 6th, 2017|

Support FC this holiday season. You shop. Amazon donates.

Support us when you shop on Amazon this holiday season! If you use the link below, Amazon will donate a portion to Franciscan Charities. Use this link to shop: smile.amazon.com/ch/20-1557589 Have a happy and healthy holiday season! THANK YOU!  

November 7th, 2017|

Register for our 7th Annual Charity Golf Outing

7th Annual Franciscan Charities Charity Golf Outing Monday, September 25th, 2017  Essex County Country Club in West Orange, NJ Register online at: www.birdeasepro.com/franciscancharitiesgolfouting EVENT HIGHLIGHTS    Ladies Clinic Hole-in-One Car Prizes for Golfers 50/50 Raffle and more! Event Location Essex Count Country Club - 350 Mt. Pleasant Avenue, West Orange NJ 07052 - (973) 731-1400 Visit Web [...]

July 24th, 2017|

Youth Group Works Hard to Make the Soup Kitchen Shine

The Youth Group from the First Presbyterian Church of Branchville, led by Pastor Jeff Hatch, spent two days volunteering at St. Ann’s Soup Kitchen last month. Franciscan Charities was the first stop for the 14 students who were participating in a nearly week-long Work Camp.   Pastor Jeff had been at the soup kitchen exactly 10 [...]

July 10th, 2017|