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FAPO receives gift of truck from O'Leary Buick GMC in Fredericton

Dan Weston, FAPO Coordinator, receives the keys
to the truck from the Manager of O'Leary Buick GMC
on Hanwell Road in Fredericton.

The Fredericton Anti-Poverty Organization (FAPO) announced today that it will receive a free used truck donated by Gerry O'Leary of O'Leary Buick GMC in Fredericton.

Dan Weston, FAPO Coordinator, says the non-profit organization will take ownership of the vehicle Wednesday, August 14 at 3:30 pm at the company's Hanwell Road dealership.

The donation from O'Leary Buick GMC in Fredericton comes nearly six weeks after FAPO lost its only vehicle in a traffic accident. No one was hurt in the July 3rd collision, but the organization's 1998 half ton was a complete "write off", said Weston, who co-founded the organization in 1983.

O'Leary Buick GMC in Fredericton donated a used
truck to FAPO after the organization lost its only vehicle
in a traffic accident in early July.

"The accident really put us in a bad spot," says Weston. "The insurance wasn't enough to buy a new vehicle and we couldn't afford to rent one either."

Weston says after 30 years working with the poor and needy in Fredericton it was one of the first times that FAPO had to ask the community for help. Click here to read more....


FAPO Asks for Help After Truck Totalled in Collision July 4, 2013

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FAPO's truck is a write off after the
collision last week.
The Fredericton Anti-Poverty Organization (FAPO) has found itself in the unusual position of asking for the public's help after its truck was totalled in a two vehicle collision last Thursday.

Dan Weston, FAPO Coordinator, said he and a volunteer were not injured when FAPO's 1998 Chevrolet half-ton truck was hit by an oncoming vehicle at the corner of Bishop Drive and Hanwell Road. 

"We're very fortunate that there were no serious injuries," said Weston, adding that the other driver has taken full responsibility for the accident....click here to read the full story

Friday March 16, 2012
Global TV: Man lives without power for 13 years in New Brunswick

Read more on this story below from across Canada

Sudbury Star: Lights Back on in NB Man's Home

CBC: Good Samaritans help to restore man's electricity

Vancouver Sun: New Brunswick man without electricity for 13 years in bizarre power struggle


Common Front Offers Alternative Budget Proposals for Alward Government
Information Session Wednesday Night

Click here to read article in Moncton Free Press

(Fredericton, NB - February 28, 2012) The Common Front For Social Justice will hold a free public information session Wednesday, February 29, as part of a province wide tour to raise awareness of the upcoming 2012-2013 provincial budget.

The event will be held at The Meeting Place Church, 487 Brunswick Street, Fredericton from 7-8 pm. All are welcome.

Sister Aurea Cormier of the Common Front in Moncton will give a presentation that includes proposals for a fairer tax system and suggestions for increased revenue to provide adequate services for New Brunswickers.

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For further information, please contact:

Common Front for Social Justice

Fredericton Anti Poverty Organization
email: fapo@antipoverty.com

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January 2012: Dalhousie University and the Atlantic Center for Excellence in Women’s Health Seek Research Participants in Fredericton

Over the last 12 months, have there been times when you and other household members didn’t have enough to eat?

If so, and you are a woman and have experienced weight challenges, we would like to invite you to share your experiences as part of our research project. We will be conducting group discussions with women, aged 18 and older, to learn about your experiences and understandings around times when you are worried about not having enough to eat or actually did not have enough to eat, and weight challenges you faced as well as issues with chronic diseases. Group discussions will be taking place in communities across Atlantic Canada.

You will receive an honorarium for your participation. In addition, you will be reimbursed up to a limited amount for child care, parking fees, and or travel costs if you are taking a bus or taxi.

Group discussions will be taking place in Moncton and Fredericton

Date: The week of January 29, 2012

Time: To Be Confirmed, group discussion will be approximately 2.5 hours

Location: To Be Confirmed

For more information and to find out if you are eligible to participate in this study, please contact the Project Coordinator Andrea Papan at:

Atlantic Center for Excellence in Women’s Health, Dalhousie University
Phone: (902) 494-7849 or andrea.papan@dal.ca
Toll Free: 1-888-658-1112

On this website you will find information about the organization, its services, membership and constitution. We try to keep people up to date with what's happening by posting it on the website, so be patient if you notice we're falling behind. We're volunteers. If you have something you would like to tell us, please contact us at fapo@antipoverty.com or give us a call in Fredericton at 506-458-9102.
The Fredericton Anti-Poverty Organization provides numerous services to the community through its Anti-Poverty Distribution and Service Center, located at 242 Gibson Street in Fredericton. If you need assistance or you know someone who does, please contact us.

The Yard Sale Store is a unique operation which combine "charity" with commerce as a means of supporting our programs and services. FAPO will pick up donations to the Yard Sale Store and accepts donations which are delivered to the building at 242 Gibson Street, between the hours of 9-5 Monday to Friday, 10-4 on Saturday and 12-4 on Sunday.

Through the funds raised at the Yard Sale Store, FAPO is able to pay for the many services it provides to low-income persons in the community such as free or low-cost clothing, furniture, appliances and bedding. FAPO regularly assists families in emergency situations and is a member of numerous local and provincial organizations which assist the poor, including the SUN (Supportive) Network, the Common Front for Social Justice, the Access to Justice Coalition and the Community Action Group on Homelessness to name a few.

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May 4, 2011
Impact of Budget on Poor Focus of Information Session

April 18, 2011
We are what we eat - poor
Daily Gleaner, Fredericton

April 13, 2011
Taking a bite out of income
Daily Gleaner, Fredericton, NB