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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|

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|