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ST. FRANCIS CENTER LOS ANGELES NEWS

Meet SFC’s Newest Staff Member-Dulce Suarez!

MEET DULCE!   Please welcome our new Outreach Program Assistant, Dulce Suarez! She will be working with our Resource Specialist, Thalia, at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels. Dulce was born in Mexico City but moved to Los Angeles when she was six years old, and has lived

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Wine & Paint Night to Benefit SFC!

Wine & Paint Night Hosted by and Margaret Griego   Monday, May 14 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Casa Fina Restaurant & Cantina, 1842 E. First, L.A., CA 90033 Unlock your creativity and support a great cause! Enjoy a glass of your favorite vino while learning how to re-create a featured

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Summer Camp is just around the Corner!

Every summer, SFC sends children of the extremely low-income families we serve through our pantry service to camp and our program staff have been working hard over the last few weeks to register youth for camp! This summer, our goal is to send about 100 youth to overnight, weeklong camp

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SFC Partner Spotlight ~ Stella’s Socks!

Thanks to our new partnership with Stella’s Socks, we are keeping up with the demand for our shower program for our homeless guests with their generous sock donations!  In January, Stella’s Socks donated a total of 1,750 pairs of men’s and women’s socks, and yesterday, they donated an additional 2,000

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Showering our Guests with Hope

Two years ago we were able to provide just over 1,100 showers for guests, now we are providing almost 4,500 showers annually for our guests through our on-site showers and through our partnership with Lava Mae Los Angeles. We have been experiencing an increased demand for our shower program as

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Meet SFC’s Newest Intern-Lizeth Perez!

Please welcome our new Intern, Lizeth Perez! She joins us through an internship program with Archdiocesan Youth Employment Services (AYE) of Catholic Charities of Los Angeles, which provides youth with job training, educational and career services. She will be helping with distributing and organizing our food products and donations, as

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SFC Welcomes Appalachia Volunteers of Boston College!

This week, Boston College Appalachia Volunteers have been volunteering at SFC, helping in both our breakfast and pantry programs, as well as making sandwiches and assisting in our daily operations. They are visiting as part of the Urban Plunge program, an opportunity for students to experience accommodations that mirror those

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SFC Thanks Pennies from Kevan Foundation!

Thank you to the Pennies from Kevan Foundation!   Last week, Gary Isaacs and his daughter, Grace, from the Pennies from Kevan Foundation presented SFC with a check from the proceeds of their 2nd-Annual Homeless For the Holidays 5K fundraiser back in December. They even stayed to help serve breakfast

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Lenten Reflections 2018

Meet Fr. Bill Minkel, OFM, St. Francis Center Board Member My name is Bill Minkel and I am a Franciscan friar and have been on St. Francis Center’s board of directors for a year now! I grew up in San Francisco and worked 20 years as a police officer in

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St. Francis Center Goes Green!

We’re not just feeding our guests in need, but we’re also helping the environment! Starting this week, SFC will stop using plastic and styrofoam products for our daily served meal programs and become the first homeless service provider, to our knowledge, to begin using plant-based compostable tableware, utensils and cups provided

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