News

This holiday season, spread joy.

For the folks we see on our food lines and through our outreach – the vulnerable and underserved in Newark – the holidays have often been sparse. For them, a warm coat, a special meal or one new toy or gift is a treasure. And the smiles we see on their faces during our winter coat drives, holiday toy drives and Christmas Eve dinners complete with Holiday Express entertainment are worth millions.

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Franciscan Charities earns Charity Navigator recognition

Franciscan Charities is proud to announce that it has earned a 100/100 rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest and most-utilized independent charity evaluator, as a result of our organization’s strong financial health and ongoing accountability and transparency.

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Support our Back-to-School Drive!

Back to school may look a lot different this year, but the need for essential school supplies remains – all the more so now as families face the increased financial uncertainties brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Joy in the morning: An Easter message from Franciscan Charities

“It is in giving that we receive.” Those are the words that adorn the Franciscan Charities signature monk gracing our pages. If ever there was a time that tested those words, it was these past few weeks leading up to Easter.

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Stories of hope

Easter weekend marked a month since the COVID-19 outbreak shifted our food service operations beyond our soup kitchen, and with it came signs of new help and new hope.

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Faces of hope

The faces of Franciscan Charities are the faces of hope. Many who come to our door – guests, donors, volunteers – don’t always start out that way. Some are hungry for food, others in need of protection or healing.

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