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.



We wanted to thank all of our supporters, and especially those who contributed during our recent match campaign, for being champions of our mission. You make it possible for ARFC to continue providing much-needed high-quality services to children and families. Our communities are stronger because of your attention and action.

We also extend our gratitude and celebration to the Victoria Foundation. Their match opportunity and long-time commitment to the work of the Academy Street Firehouse allows ARFC to push forward to make an impact in the community.

This summer, we will offer a teen apprenticeship experience to 12 Newark-area young adults, and a robust enrichment program to 35 school-aged children. Check back with us throughout the summer to learn more about what the youth in Newark are doing!

We Have A Winner

Thank you Wesley! Enjoy the concert.

It's not too late to donate and still qualify for the 100% match from the Victoria Foundation. You can still donate anytime between now and May 1st to have your contribution fully matched. Keep doubling the impact!


ARFC's supporters have made it possible for us to give away Ariana Grande tickets and take advantage of a 100% match donation opportunity from the Victoria Foundation up to $6,000. That means you can double the social impact of your donation and get a chance to win concert tickets at the same time! Between now and March 18, your donation of any amount will enter you into a drawing for 2 tickets to see Ariana Grande on March 20th at Madison Square Garden.

We want you to win, so donate today! The contest ends on March 18th at 11:59pm, and the winner will be chosen randomly from all contributors who donate money during the contest period (March 7 at 7:30pm through March 18 at 11:59pm). One drawing entry per donor.

*ARFC staff and board members are not eligible for the drawing.