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2023 Holiday Adopt-A-Family

Bringing Friendship and Love this Holiday Season 

In the spirit of giving, you have the power to change lives this holiday season. When you contribute to our 'Adopt a Family' campaign, you're not just giving money, food, or holiday gifts; you're providing hope, comfort, and a brighter future to families facing challenging times. Join us in spreading love and kindness, and together, we can ensure that every family has a warm and joyous holiday season filled with the comfort they deserve.

How it Works:

  1. Sign Up: Let us know that you're ready to participate by Thursday, December 7th. Simply reply to this email or visit our website to sign up.
  2. Matched with a Family: We'll carefully match you with a family or individual in need, ensuring that your generosity directly reaches those who could use a little extra holiday joy.
  3. Gift Selection: Once you receive information about your adopted family, you can start selecting thoughtful gifts for them. We'll provide you with a wish list or specific needs to guide your choices.

Drop-off: Deliver your unwrapped gifts to 85 Arch Street by December 15th. We'll make sure the gifts are wrapped and reach the families in time for the holidays. 

For More Information: Contact Nhi Lam at nlam@fsc-ct.org

Past Events

McDonalds Donation

By Info Admin | October 4, 2022

Keith Santacroce, of the newly renovated New Brite Plaza McDonalds, presented FSC’s Executive Director, Caitlin Rose with a donation of $500 for programs. Mr. Santacroce was quoted by the New Britain Herald as saying, “My success is based on who I have,”  Mr. Santacroce, who is a regular donor to the FSC also restated his willingness to…

By Barbara Lazarski | August 28, 2022

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…

Grips and Sips Mini Golf!

By Barbara Lazarski | August 24, 2022

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…

Little Red Grille Fundraiser!

By Barbara Lazarski | August 23, 2022

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,…

Pints and Paczki’s Fundraising Event

By Info Admin | May 6, 2022

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…

2023 Connecticut Foodshare Walk Against Hunger

By Info Admin | May 6, 2022

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…

By Chris | March 22, 2022


A Successful 2022 Grips and Sips!

By Chris | March 22, 2022

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: The…

2022 Thanksgiving Grocery Shopping List!

By Chris | March 22, 2022

“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.…

From the seeds of an idea, a beautiful garden blooms

By Chris | August 16, 2021

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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