Tool Drive!

To ensure that our properties are well maintained, the Friendship Service Center relies on an assortment of tools and supplies. Items can be new or gently used. Do you have any tools to donate or have questions? Contact Joe Waite, our director of facilities, at jwaite@fsc-ct.org. Thanks so much for your donation – big or…

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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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2022 Connecticut Foodshare Walk Against Hunger

The Connecticut Food Bank / 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…

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Local Couponer Spreads Awareness of FSC

“When you learn, teach. When you get, give.”- Maya Angelou Sarah Campbell, a coupon enthusiast who has been donating to The Friendship Center to help those in need, makes a difference and spreads awareness to the meaning of giving back. Her father has been her inspiration that started her on her journey in couponing and generosity.…

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New Britain Donates $81,000 for new Day Center

The city of New Britain presented the Friendship Service Center with a check to support the new Day Center that is currently underway. The $81,000 check will be used for “the build-out of a new homeless individuals’ day center on Arch Street,” Mayor Erin Stewart said. The space will be completed in July and will…

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Client Success Story: March 2022

“Do not give up; the beginning is always the hardest part.” – Anonymous In July of 2021, SOAR Program Coordinator Eileen Ayala received a call from a distressed mother of a 51 year old female. She explained that her daughter was at risk for homelessness, and that she had to move out of her apartment. …

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From the seeds of an idea, a beautiful garden blooms

Evelyn Anderson and Bonnie McNair wiped dirt from their gardening gloves and their brows as they surveyed the finished courtyard border garden that they andother Friends of the Friendship Service Center created through weeks of work. The idea for the garden began when Ana Trammell, Program Coordinator, attended a Friends meeting and said several residents…

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Connecticut Food Bank / Foodshare Walk Against Hunger

The Connecticut Food Bank / Foodshare Walk Against Hunger is the largest anti-hunger event of its kind in Connecticut.  This year the Connecticut Food Bank and Foodshare have combined organizations and have organized the statewide event as a cooperative effort with local partners to raise funds and awareness. This year the Walk will take place…

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Adopt-A-Family

The Adopt-A-Family program began as a way to help families that were transitioning from shelter to their own apartment with Thanksgiving baskets and gifts for Christmas. For many years we have witnessed the smiles and joys that have filled the hearts of the families involved in our program thanks to the generosity of partners like…

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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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