Many children who come to Friendship House are economically and socially underprivileged. Friendship House relies on the generosity of donors to provide cultural enrichment and recreational opportunities, as well as holiday and birthday celebrations which most other children take for granted.
Our development campaigns supplement operating revenue and fund new program development and support existing programs. Your support and donations provide simple amenities and recreational activities these children may not experience otherwise. Your gifts allow the dedicated and caring staff of Friendship House to continue its mission to provide more than a safe haven, but also to offer hope and tangible possibilities for a better life.
Please consider these ways of helping the children of Friendship House:
Volunteer for Friendship House
Join the Friendship House Guild of Volunteers. Share your talents and skills to benefit the most often forgotten, most needy children in our community. Your membership entitles you to an invitation to special events and thank-you programs, and a subscription to our print newsletter which will keep you informed about programs and services. Contact Community Relations at 570-342-8305.
Gifts may be made in honor of, or in memory of a friend or relative, and may be designated for a particular purpose, or given as an unrestricted donation to be used where the need is greatest. For more information on making a charitable, tax-deductible contribution to benefit Friendship House children: Contact Community Relations at 570-342-8305.
Become a foster parent to a child whose parents are unable to provide the care and support every child needs. Friendship House provides thorough training, professional support and financial reimbursements for foster parents. We welcome families, couples, and singles who can open their homes and their hearts to a child in need of love.