Annual Events

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Sister Ann gives snacks and tells the kids of Jackson Terrace about Camp Connections.
"Whoever welcomes [a] child in my name welcomes me," (Matthew 18:5)

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Sister Ann gives snacks and tells the kids of Jackson Terrace about Camp Connections. "Whoever welcomes [a] child in my name welcomes me," (Matthew 18:5)

2017-06-06
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ClothesLine for Men
This program provides work and life event clothing for area men in need Sr. Ann Walsh, IHM, Executive Director of the Friends of the Poor.

2017-06-01
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Friends of the Poor Scranton shared a Page.

ClothesLine for Men
This program provides work and life event clothing for area men in need Sr. Ann Walsh, IHM, Executive Director of the Friends of the Poor.

2017-05-04
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  • January: Host Martin Luther King Jr. Day luncheon and educational program for school children and adults and commemorative civil rights march.
  • March: Provide St. Patrick's Day dinner for 400 local seniors and homeless adults.
  • April: Provide and distribute Easter food baskets.
  • Summer: Conduct numerous excursions for area youth complete with daily meals and transportation. Field trips are recreational, social and cultural, historical and educational, and fun.
  • Summer Lunches are also hosted for children in all six of the Scranton family housing developments and both Carbondale family housing developments on weekdays.
  • Camp Connections at Keystone College
  • October: Coordinate transportation for area children to attend Halloween events sponsored by community groups.
  • November: Provides Thanksgiving Dinner Community Program for adults, seniors, homeless individuals and families. Participates with area organizers who sponsor "Family to Family" Thanksgiving food distribution.
  • December: Coordinate transportation for area children to attend Christmas events sponsored by community groups. Purchase and distribute new toys to families. Sponsor a holiday dinner for senior citizens and homeless adults. Distribute Christmas food baskets.
  • During the school year we have an after-school program with Marywood University and the University of Scranton students for our children at Valley View Terrace and Washington Plaza. The program occurs on Mondays and Thursdays from 3pm-4:30pm for Valley View and Wednesdays for Washington Plaza. It allows the kids to access help with their homework, have a healthy meal, and lets the kids interact with each other while playing and learning from fun games and activities. This program is always looking for volunteers to act as mentors.