The Teen Group at the Academy Street Firehouse raised $2,000 at the Fashion Show. The event drew in over 100 supporters, 25 volunteers, and in-kind professional services - all to help the teens get to Philadelphia for their overnight trip later this month. ARFC was honored to host the event, and we will continue to work with the teens throughout the summer as we start our apprenticeship program in July! To help our youth program, consider making a donation to Dr. Z's Firehouse Fund.
Over $3,000 was raised specifically for ARFC this year at the AIDS Walk.
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The donations you raise will go directly to helping all of ARFC's programs, including our Emergency Food Pantry and Hot Meals initiative for those most in need. Each week ARFC provides over 120 hot meals to children and adults and distributes 50 bags of food. Access to nutritious food is a challenge for the families in our care. Your support of ARFC, along with our comprehensive programs, can help address barriers to good health and well-being.
We truly enjoyed this special event honoring organizations throughout New Jersey and individuals impacted by the virus. We were especially honored to be there as Dave Rimelis, ARFC's long-time volunteer Music Director, dedicated a new piece of music to the students in our program. This touching moment in the concert helped to fortify our spirits as we continue on this journey towards building health and well-being in NJ's most complicated communities. Thank you to Ginny Johnston, the Canticles for Life Committee, and Dave Rimelis!
Saturday, March 29th at 7:00PM
St. Vincent de Paul Church
Sunday, March 30th at 4:00PM
First Presbyterian Church
As we reflect on the past year and make resolutions for the upcoming one, the staff at ARFC would like to send a message of gratitude for the support of so many in 2013 and a call for peace and friendship in 2014. It would not be possible to provide 250 individuals with mental health services, transportation, substance abuse prevention, and other stabilization services without our supporters.
Did you know, we also give housing support to homeless people and families in danger of losing their homes? In 2013, we helped over 175 of these families stay in their homes or find sustainable housing to prevent chronic homelessness.
Our youth program provides 60 school-age children and teenagers with a safe and nurturing space to interact, learn, grow, and share connections with others who are impacted by HIV and AIDS.
And, just as importantly, there are more than 3,500 donors across New Jersey and the United States who make it their mission to give to ours. We are truly grateful for this support.
Happy New Year!