Upcoming Events

Past Events

Bring Humanity Back, One Haircut at a Time

**THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED AND WILL NOW TAKE PLACE ON MAY 14TH AT 12PM** Join us at the Hope Connection Center on Sunday, April 30th for a free haircut by Nikki Stylez, games, and food between the hours of 10 am-1 pm.

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2023 Hoops for Homeless

** THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED AND WILL TAKE PLACE IN OCTOBER, DATE TBD** Hoops for Homeless will take place on Saturday, April 29th, 2023 at Central Park in New Britain! This is an annual basketball fundraiser that raises money and awareness of youth homelessness in our communities. It’ll be an amazing event for families…

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Connecticut District 5 Congresswoman Jahana Hayes visited the FSC on Friday, March 17th and was eager to learn about the services we provide to people in need in Central CT. To read more about her visit and what she had to say about her visit, click the link below!

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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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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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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 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…

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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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SOUPer Bowl

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”…

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