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Calling all runners and walkers! Don't forget to register for our annual Turkey Trot, hosted by Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine MD2 students!

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Friends of the Poor is once again participating in Boscov's Friends Helping Friends program! Purchase a coupon from us for $5 and receive 25% off your purchases on October 17th! If you are interested, please comment here or email,

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Our Turkey Trot Committee set up a SWB Railriders Fundraiser as a lead up to our 5k/10k/tiny trot this November! The game is this Sunday, August 27th, and $5 of each ticket sale will go to Friends of the Poor! Make sure you buy your tickets by tomorrow! For more information call 570-558-4606 or email

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Friends of the Poor is a total volunteer organization. So, with no paid employees we have a need for all sorts of volunteer help to make sure our services and events run smoothly. Whether you are assisting monetarily, with in-kind donations, or by lending us your time and talents, there is something for everyone on this page. And all of it is important. At any given time Friends of the Poor needs money to run our programs, donations to give out, help with our drop-box and technology recycling fundraisers to pay our rent for our furniture warehouse, and of course all of the wonderful volunteers to serve meals, mentor kids, and help with all of our odd jobs throughout the year.