Friends of the Poor

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General Information
Description of AgencyIn keeping with that mission and history, Friends of the Poor operates as a very unique organization. We are a non-profit, charitable organization, but we are also run entirely by volunteers. There are no paid employees so we completely rely on our great volunteers and donors.
We also have some unique programs. In our daily workings we try to provide for basic needs with food, clothing, emergency assistance, house hold items and furniture. In fact, we are the only agency in the county to give away furniture. But in adition to these essential programs we also like to host events that bring hope and brighten up the holidays. We serve a wide range of people from our senior holiday dinners, to our children's after school programs and field trips.
MissionThe mission of Friends of the Poor is to ease the burden of living in poverty and enhance the quality of life for all who live in low to moderate income communities.
HistoryFounded by Sister Adrian Barrett, IHM in 1984, Friends of the Poor brings together in friendship those who have the desire to give with those in need of assistance.
Geographic AreaScranton
Intake ProcedureVaries with service, call for information.
Intake RequirementsVaries with service.
Funded ByDonations
Agency Typenon-profit, charitable organization
Client Information
Intended ParticipantsServes wide range of people from children to seniors.
Languages SpokenEnglish
Hours of OperationMonday - Friday, 9am - 5pm
Contact Information
Contact's NameSister Ann Walsh, IHM
Contact's PositionDirector
Contact's Phone570-348-4428
Physical Site Address 1Jackson Terrace
Physical Site Address 2148 Meridian Avenue
Physical Site City, State, ZipScranton, PA 18509
Mailing Address 12300 Adams Ave
Mailing City, State, ZipScranton, PA 18509
Main Phone570-348-4428
Other Phone570-348-4429
Director Information
Director's NameSister Ann Walsh, IHM
Director's PositionDirector
Director's Phone570-348-4428
Additional Information
Facebook Page
Type of Update Sente-mail
Affiliated Programs and Services
This Agency: Friends of the Poor
Affiliated Programs: Friends of the Poor
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Christmas Toy Giveaway - Friends of the Poor
Clothes Line For Men Program Friends of the Poor
Easter Basket Giveaway
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Furniture Bank
Holiday Dinner - Friends of the Poor
Thanksgiving Dinner - Friends of the Poor
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