Holidays Ahead


The fall and winter holidays are a busy time of year at ARFC. Our programs are gearing up to support over 250 families and more than 650 children in need of extra help.

During the cooler months, the challenges of the community are a little different. Families struggle with higher utilities costs, winter clothing for growing kids, additional expenses for toys, and, simply, family meals over Thanksgiving and Christmas.

A contribution from you today will go a long way in helping ARFC meet the changing needs of the community this winter. To make a gift, click Donate Now.

Donate Now

There are several other ways to donate:
          - a donation of new or good condition winter coats
          - a collection of non-perishable food or gift cards to grocery stores
          - the gift of a new, unwrapped toy

To make a donation of this kind, please email Annie Chen at or call (973) 643-0400 ext. 710.

Founders Day

This fall, ARFC celebrates two pioneers and steadfast pillars in the fight to end AIDS. In the span of 30 years, Faye and Terry Zealand charted an ambitious course, asked others to join them, and, in partnership, took action against the hardest challenges facing children and their families. Along the way, they started journeys for others in the field to tackle and lead; they learned to stumble, fall, take a punch and still hold course; and they've even adjusted course as community needs changed over 3 decades. Faye & Terry, though, will tell you that their greatest moments include seeing a new member at the weekly support group meeting and carefully holding the hand of a 5-yr-old girl as she meets her foster parents for the first time. Thanks to all of ARFC's supporters as we reflect on 30 years!

Need a great reason to shop?

On October 3rd, the Lord & Taylor store at Willowbrook Mall (Wayne, NJ) is hosting its annual Charity Day. That means you can get exclusive access to 20% and 30% savings when you donate $5 to the AIDS Resource Foundation for Children.

That's an amazing opportunity to enjoy fashion, save money, and support your favorite charity!

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School Bells Ringing

Calling all new and gently used school supplies! Our kids can really use your help to get back to school fully prepared. While you are out shopping for supplies, would you consider picking up an extra box of crayons or a few extra binders to donate to ARFC?

- Backpacks (for small children and teenagers)
- Pocket Folders
- Spiral Notebooks (wide rule)
- 1" 3-ring Binders
- Glue Sticks
- Colored Pencils
- #2 Pencils
- Highlighters
- Scissors
- Loose Leaf Paper

If you have items to donate, please contact us at or call us at (973) 643-0400 ext. 710. You can also drop-off items M-F from 9-5 at 77 Academy Street, Newark.