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SFC’s Volunteer Spotlight ~ Khela!

July 20th, 2017 by Claudia Chow

MEET KHELA!   Khela started volunteering at SFC last week! Due to an injury, he is currently on leave from his local employer but has started volunteering at SFC through their transitional work program. Now until he has fully recovered he will be helping out regularly as part of the program! His favorite part about volunteering at […]

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SFC Call for Summer Volunteers!

July 12th, 2017 by Claudia Chow

Beat the heat, come volunteer at SFC. We have air conditioning! We have an urgent need for volunteers starting in August!   Tuesday, August 1: Sandwich Prep (12:00-2:00pm), Pantry Prep (12:00-1:30pm) Wednesday, August 2: Breakfast (7:00-9:30am) Thursday, August 3: Breakfast (7:00-9:30am), Sandwich Prep (1:00-3:00pm), Pantry Prep (1:00-2:30pm) Friday, August 4: Breakfast (7:00-9:30am), Pantry Prep (1:00-2:30pm) Monday, August 7: Breakfast (7:15-8:15am), […]

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SFC Summer Camp Update!

July 5th, 2017 by Claudia Chow

Our youth would like to give a big thanks for giving them the opportunity to go to camp!      This month, we will be kicking off overnight, week-long camps!  Camp Mariastella on July 10 Circle V Ranch Camp on July 25 Circle V Ranch Camp through Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Council Of Los Angeles, is […]

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SFC Call for Summer Volunteers!

June 26th, 2017 by Claudia Chow

From the desk of Mary Yuengert, Volunteer Coordinator: Summer is here! Why not volunteer? As summer heats up, so do our volunteer needs! What better way to spend those extra hours of sunlight than serving those in need? Whether it’s through gathering together a group of visiting family members or volunteering with your child during his […]

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SFC Officially Kicks Off Summer Camp!

June 13th, 2017 by Claudia Chow

We have officially kicked off our Youth Summer Camp Program, starting with Cooking Camp, Family Fitness, and Family Movie Night! St. Francis Center’s Campership Program is part of our year-round programs that provide health and stability for the extremely low-income families we serve through our pantry services.  We offer programs throughout summer that leave a […]

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Meet SFC’s Newest Staff Member-Thalia Carreras!

June 7th, 2017 by Claudia Chow

Please welcome our new Resource Specialist, Thalia Carreras! She was born in Mexico City but moved to Long Beach when she was three years old. She earned her Associate’s degree in Social and Behavioral Sciences from Los Angeles Harbor College in spring of 2015, and then transferred to CSU Dominguez Hills, where she earned her […]

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SFC Officially Opens New Showers and Restrooms!

June 2nd, 2017 by Claudia Chow

This past Tuesday was the official opening of our newly remodeled showers and restrooms. Our organizations’s facilities had not been updated since we first moved into the building in 1992, and some fixtures had unfortunately fallen into disrepair. We broke ground at the end of March, and we now have double the number of shower stalls for […]

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Meet SFC’s Newest Staff Member-Claudia Chow!

June 2nd, 2017 by Claudia Chow

Please welcome the newest member of our SFC staff, Claudia Chow! Claudia is originally from the Bay Area, and is a recent graduate of Occidental College in Los Angeles, where she majored in politics and minored in sociology. She brings with her experience working with various public and private law firms, as well as communications […]

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Meet Alicia!

May 17th, 2017 by Marianne Reifer

MEET ALICIA! Help us welcome one of the newest members of our SFC staff, Alicia Moreno Alicia, mother of four, and her family live in the low-income neighborhoods surrounding  St. Francis Center. Her family emigrated from El Salvador to escape the violence and corruption in her native country during the 12-year civil war.   One day […]

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SFC’s Mother’s Day Event Now An Annual Tradition!

May 10th, 2017 by Marianne Reifer

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 14! For St. Francis Center’s third-annual Mother’s Day event, regular volunteer and photographer Javi de Leon (www.javi.photo) generously offered to do free photoshoot sittings for our mothers with their families at St. Francis Center last Saturday. Mothers will then receive their 8×10 photo during their Pantry Service visit this Saturday […]

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