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Friends Helping Friends Charity

Friends Helping Friends Charity is a local group of people from the west side of Cleveland dedicated to helping our friends in need. Our official name is Friends Helping Friends, Cleveland West. It was formerly known as the Bill Fronczak and Friends Memorial Fund.

40 years ago, a group of friends from the West Side of Cleveland got together for a Christmas lunch. After the lunch, they all threw in money to pay the bill. There was far more than the bill required, so they decided to help out some of their friends in need. They made it a tradition. In 2012 they applied for and received 501c3 status.

It was a group of about 40 people at that time. In the past six years, it has grown to over 400 west siders who all donate to help our local families who fall on hard times.

Learn How Friends Helping Friends Charity Helps our friends in need

Members of FHF are all volunteers. Our board all volunteer their time and money for those in need. Please browse the tabs above to learn more about our charity, how you can help and how we can help your friends in need.

The “About Us” section above explains the organization in more detail. “Event’s” explains our regular events that help us raise funds. “Special Event’s” are special fund raisers designed for our friends who have experienced a tragedy and who need more assistance than our fund can provide. 

Check out our Friends Helping Friends YouTube Channel

Check out our YouTube channel to meet some of the friends we are helping. This past year we were able to help over 50 families. Donations from friends like you and local companies have made that possible. We do not give money to our recipients. We directly pay living expenses such as rent, mortgage, utilities, medical bills and/or funeral expenses. This ensures that donations from our members go directly to help pay for necessities.