Help us get Back to School

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.

Teen Group Raised $2,000 for Philadelphia Trip!!

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.

Teen Fashion Show Poster



Over $3,000 was raised specifically for ARFC this year at the AIDS Walk.




1. Click HERE
2. Select GIVE NOW
3. Follow the instructions.

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.

Thank You Canticles Concert!

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
Stirling, NJ


Sunday, March 30th at 4:00PM
First Presbyterian Church
Boonton, NJ