SantaCon at Alvaruim Beer Company

Are you a fan of the jolly old man in the red suit? Bring a supermarket gift card to Alvarium Beer Company this Saturday to take part in their SantaCon celebration. Stop by from noon to 11 pm and you’ll receive 15% off of your tab, all to benefit the Friendship Service Center. Alvarium Beer…

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Bloomin’ 4 Good is back!

Thank you to Stop & Shop who has one again included the FSC in the Bloomin’ 4 Good fundraising program. During November, just visit the Stop & Shop located at 1135 Farmington Ave., Berlin or 44 Fenn Rd., Newington and purchase a Bloomin’ 4 Good bouquet and $1 will go to the Friendship Service Center to help us feed…

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Adopt-A-Family

At the Friendship Service Center, we serve homeless families and individuals in our shelter and transitional programs. We also serve individuals and families who were previously homeless in our supportive housing programs; all of them have very limited incomes.  The Adopt-A-Family program began to help families that were transitioning from shelter to their own apartments…

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Flights & Football 2022

Don’t miss this event. Flights & Football promises to be a lot of fun. Join us on Sunday, November 20th, from noon to 5 pm at Five Churches Brewing, 192 Arch St., New Britain to watch football, eat pizza and enjoy a terrific beverage. You get a pizza and beverage for JUST $20 and $10 comes back to…

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Over three weeks, Monique worked diligently to help Catherine find a new apartment that worked well with her budget. On December 1st, 2022, Catherine signed the lease to a new, spacious apartment where she is currently residing with her daughter. Since moving in, Catherine is also back to working full-time. Catherine said, “I am grateful…

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Grips and Sips Mini Golf!

Thank you to everyone who bought tickets and golfed with us A big shout out to our sponsors, without whom this wouldn’t have happened. They truly believe in Love Made Visible. With their help, the Friendship Service Center will be able to continue our work of feeding the hungry and sheltering the homeless. Nutmeg IT…

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Little Red Grille Fundraiser!

On Thursday, September 8, 2022, from 11:30 am – 8:00 pm, the Little Red Grille in Plainville will donate 20% of all FSC-related proceeds to the Friendship Service Center to help us continue our work of preventing homelessness.  They offer a diverse menu, including burgers, hot dogs, sandwiches & wraps, as well as lobster rolls,…

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Pints and Paczki’s Fundraising Event

We are excited to announce Pints and Paczki’s as a first of its kind fundraiser! On June 3rd, we welcome you to 5 Churches Brewery in New Britain to support our upcoming Hope Connection Center. This drop-in day center will be opening in mid-July and will offer the following services to any of our community…

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2023 Connecticut Foodshare Walk Against Hunger

The Foodshare Walk Against Hunger is the largest anti-hunger event of its kind in Connecticut, and one of the largest fundraisers for us at the Friendship Center! All of the funds that we raise will directly benefit our Tomasso Community Kitchen. The Connecticut Food Bank and Foodshare have combined organizations and organized the statewide event…

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Hoops for the Homeless

Hoops for the Homeless is a three-on-three basketball tournament started in New Britain in 2013 to benefit homeless youth within the city. This event has been scheduled for the last Saturday in April. This year’s event was cancelled due to Covid, however, we are planning to be back in spring of 2022. Over the last…

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