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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|

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|

A Special Guy, A Special Birthday, and A Very Special Gift

Michael Ricciardi, a long-time supporter of Franciscan Charities, recently celebrated his 60th birthday and, because he requested no gifts, his friends and family surprised him with donations to the soup kitchen. In the photo above, Michael's brother Carmine presents him with a check symbolizing the initial donations, totaling $25,000. By the end of the evening, the [...]

June 23rd, 2016|