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 email@example.com. Thanks so much for your donation – big or…Read More
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…Read More
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 Service Center! This year, 100% of the funds that we raise will directly benefit our underfunded Tomasso Community Kitchen. The Connecticut Food Bank and Foodshare have combined organizations and…Read More
A Successful 2022 Grips and Sips!
Recently the Friendship Service Center Team, contributors, and friends enjoyed an afternoon of mini golf, refreshments, and camaraderie. A primary highlight of the fun mini-golf tournament was presenting the 2022 FSC Grips & Sips trophy to winner Todd DeGroff, of Beacon Prescriptions. Way to go Todd! We thank our generous event sponsors and contributors, including: Nutmeg…Read More
2022 Thanksgiving Grocery Shopping List!
“The secret of living is giving.” – Anonymous It’s that time of the year again! We’re gearing up for Fall with thoughts of Thanksgiving. Now is the time to think about your holiday donation plans. With gratitude and thanksgiving, FSC thanks you in advance for realizing the impact your contributions can make to curb homelessness.…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
Friendship Center partners with the CCSU Ceramics Department and E.C. Goodwin Technical High School in an Empty Bowl Event to raise awareness of hunger and poverty in the community and elsewhere. All the proceeds from this event go to our Community Soup Kitchen that feeds approximately 250 people daily. We named it “The SOUPer Bowl”…Read More