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Join the Homeless for the Holidays 5K!

Sign up today for the 2nd-Annual Homeless for the Holidays 5K Run/Walk! The proceeds will benefit LA homeless agencies, including St. Francis Center! Sign up at: www.homelessfortheholidays.org!   St. Francis Center’s 7th-Annual Fundraiser is here! Order your delicious tamales now! Choose from: Chicken | Cheese | Pork | Sweet $15 per

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Top Tamale Season Is Here!

St. Francis Center’s 7th-Annual Fundraiser is here! Seven years ago, guests utilizing our Pantry Services captured the true spirit of the holidays and reached out to staff to express their desire to help raise funds for the programs on which they so deeply rely. We held a tamale cook-off and

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A Spooky Halloweekend at SFC!

Happy Halloween from SFC!   Over the weekend, 36 families utilizing our pantry services enjoyed our Fall Festival, where there was candy, scary stories, face painting, arts and crafts, and costumes for our youth. Our Fall Festival helped provide a safe space for 65 youth to enjoy Halloween.   Thank

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2nd-Annual Homeless Connect Day a Huge Success!

Yesterday St. Francis Center hosted its 2nd-Annual Homeless Connect Day on Hope Street in partnership with Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Office of Public Engagement and the SPA 6 Coalition. Check out our Homeless Connect Day video here and more pictures from the event on our Facebook page here. 243 guests received a free brunch on site including coffee,

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8th-Annual Friends of SFC Event A Success!

Thank you to everyone who attended our 8th-Annual Friends of St. Francis Center event! Our 8th-Annual Friends of St. Francis Center event was a huge success! Over 120 guests, including St. Francis Center board members, staff, volunteers and supporters, gathered at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels to

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SFC Donor Spotlight ~ State Farm!

SFC would like to thank State Farm for donating over 100 backpacks! As part of State Farm’s commitment to give back to the community, State Farm holds a drive every month to support different non-profit organizations. This month, they donated over 100 backpacks equipped with blankets, notebooks, and flashlights as part

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Meet SFC’s Newest Staff Member-Ismael Neri!

MEET ISMAEL! Please meet our new Programs Assistant, Ismael! An Angelino native, Ismael attended Pasadena City College before transferring to Cal State Los Angeles, where he received a Bachelor’s in Sociology with a minor in Economics, and earned a Master’s in Sociology. Before working at SFC, Ismael has worked at

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SFC’s Volunteer Spotlight ~ Lauren and Ofir!

MEET LAUREN AND OFIR! Lauren has been volunteering with St. Francis Center for four years, and convinced her husband, Ofir, to be a volunteer a year and a half ago. Lauren started volunteering at SFC because she wants to overcome the social stigma toward people who live on the street.

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SFC Donor Spotlight ~ SynerMed!

SFC would like to thank SynerMed for contributing $10,180 this year! As part of SynerMed’s commitment to social responsibility, SynerMed encourages it employees to support local charities by donating $1 every Friday and in exchange they are allowed to wear jeans for a day. “Giving to St. Francis Center and

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