Archive for the ‘Fundraising Events’ Category

SoCal Gas Supports SFC Youth Camp Program with Special Event!

June 13th, 2016 by Charmaine
 Lacewell

On Monday, almost 50 employees from SoCal Gas participated in a special volunteer event on site hosted by the Pipeline Integrity Team at the SoCal Gas Tower in Downtown Los Angeles in support of our Youth Summer Camp Program. Not only did SoCal’s employees raise funds to help us reach our goal of sending 330 […]

Camp or Bust 2016 is here!

May 25th, 2016 by Charmaine
 Lacewell

  Summer is just around the corner and that means we will be kicking off camp soon!  Every summer, SFC sends children of the extremely low-income families we serve through our pantry program to camp. Due to an increased demand for our food pantry, our goal this year is to give 330 disadvantaged youth (the most ever!) […]

2016 Friends of St. Francis Center Event

May 4th, 2016 by Charmaine
 Lacewell

FRIENDS OF ST. FRANCIS CENTER Event Benefiting St. Francis Center’s Programs for Homeless & Extremely Low-Income Families & Individuals SAVE THE DATE! Our 7th-Annual FRIENDS OF ST. FRANCIS CENTER event will be held Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 celebrating the feast of St. Francis at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, Los Angeles for the first time. […]

2016 TOP TAMALE Fundraising Event

May 4th, 2016 by Charmaine
 Lacewell

Our Pantry Service offers free, fresh produce and groceries weekly for extremely low-income families near the Center. Six years ago, Pantry Service guests captured the true spirit of the holidays and expressed their desire to help raise funds for the programs on which they so deeply rely. In response, SFC held its first-annual tamale cook-off, where participants competed […]

TOP TAMALE 2015 Was A Huge Success!

May 3rd, 2016 by Charmaine
 Lacewell

Check out a video highlighting the TOP TAMALE tasting event on our YouTube page.  Get a behind the scenes look! See the hard work, dedication and love these amazing ladies put into their family recipes, and the impact it has on their lives. Thanks to dedicated donors, sponsors and guests, SFCLA sold over 430 dozen tamales, more than […]

SFCLA 1st Annual Serving Hope Golf Fundraiser

May 2nd, 2016 by Charmaine
 Lacewell

Our 1st-Annual Serving Hope Golf Fundraiser event was a huge success! Over 100 people, including St. Francis Center board members, staff, and volunteers participated in the tournament held at DeBell Golf Club in Burbank, CA. To view more pictures from the event  click here.. The day consisted of 18 holes of golf and several exciting additions […]

Check out the 2015 Youth Summer Camp Video!

October 1st, 2015 by Charmaine
 Lacewell

Thanks to the incredible support of our dedicated donors, SFCLA was able to send 302 disadvantaged youth to camp this summer, the most ever! Many of the children, whose families utilize our pantry service, do not have the opportunity to experience life outside Downtown Los Angeles. This year these kids engaged in a variety of […]

SFCLA Back-To-School Drive was a huge success!

August 13th, 2015 by Marianne Reifer

Last Saturday St. Francis Center held its annual Back-To-School distribution, providing 237 underprivileged children with the necessary tools to be prepared for a successful school year. Thanks to generous donations of backpacks and variety of school supplies from MUFG Union Bank, Southern California Gas Pipeline Integrity Team, Saint Rita Catholic Church, and Alston & Bird […]

Help Support SFC Back-To-School Drive!

July 29th, 2015 by Marianne Reifer

Andy, a father of three boys, has been worrying how he will be able to pay for back-to-school supplies ever since he received the list of items needed from his children’s teachers this summer. Most of the parents, like Andy, who utilize St. Francis Center’s services simply canʹt afford to buy back-to-school items for their children. SFC […]

Explore SFCLA Summer 2015 New Camp Offerings!

July 1st, 2015 by Marianne Reifer

The SFCLA #CampOrBust Campaign is in full swing! We are currently 50% to our goal of sending 300 underprivileged youth to overnight and day summer camps in Southern California as part of the Youth Summer Camp program. This is an incredible opportunity for these children to experience more in life than what they encounter on […]