N.E. Friends Raise over $18,000 for St. Francis House


The North End Friends of St. Francis House raised $9062.00 this year at our annual Bake Sale and Flea Market. Once again the amount was matched and we delivered just over $18,100 to the Homeless Shelter this past week. This is the most money raised by our group.

We would not be able to do such a wonderful thing if it not for many people in the North End who donated, money, baked goodies for the bake sale, donated items for our flea market, or came by and bought stuff during the event.

This is a community-wide event with so many people contributing in many different ways. It is unbelievable how generous and supporting our friends, relatives, neighbors and businesses are in the North End, we are truly blessed!

A special thank you goes out to:

Mary Romano for cooking all of the eggplant, meatballs and sausages and then serving and selling them both days, along with her side-kick and husband Frank Romano. Patricia Romano for helping with everything for like a month! Lillian Ferullo and Maryann – Tordiglione for all of their help with setting up and then running the bake sale for two days. Diane Armstrong for all of her help. Mikey “FUD” Giannasoli for all of his help getting the food and baked goods and running around making sure everything was perfect for us, as well as donating 2 Celtics tickets for a raffle. Anthony Virgilio of Old North Construction for his annual $1000 donation. Bill, Rebecca and Brianna Woods along with MANY from the Nazzaro with set up on Thursday Vinny Sablone for his help with clean up on Saturday. Carl Ameno for his use once again of the Nazzaro Center. Ida Depasquale and the North End Seniors for giving up their club day at the Center. Mike’s Pastry, Dr. Bova, Joe Pace for the tremendous amount of items they donated. Maria’s Pastry & Boscetto’s for their donation of baked goods. My Cousin’s Place, True Value Hardware, Green Cross Pharmacy, Hanover Wine & Spirits, Mangia Mangia’s and The Connah Store for letting us put collection cans in their stores for a whole month. Johnny & Karen at Mangia Mangia’s for helping me with a ton of stuff too long to list here and everyone who baked their famous recipes for us to sell – and we sold everything – no food or baked goods were left over!

This was a truly amazing event that raised money for people so much less fortunate than us and together – along with our North End Family are proud of what was accomplished and were more than happy to help a great organization like St. Francis House.


JR, Olivia & Kathy

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