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SFC’s Volunteer Spotlight ~ Lauren and Ofir!

September 20th, 2017 by Claudia Chow

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. Since being a volunteer, […]

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SFC Donor Spotlight ~ SynerMed!

September 13th, 2017 by Claudia Chow

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 other charities is important,” […]

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Renew Your Ralphs and Food-4-Less Rewards Cards with SFC!

September 6th, 2017 by Claudia Chow

Shop for groceries and show your support for St. Francis Center at the same time. It’s fast, easy and FREE. Just link your Ralphs or Food For Less Rewards card to SFC and every time you shop a donation will go to the center! ATTENTION! Even if you’ve already joined and added St. Francis Center before, you […]

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Meet SFC’s Newest Intern-Grecia Cedillo!

August 31st, 2017 by Claudia Chow

  Please welcome our new Intern, Grecia Cedillo! 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 donations, as well as providing support for our various […]

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Meet SFC’s Newest Staff Member-Corinne Fisher!

August 22nd, 2017 by Claudia Chow

MEET CORINNE! Please welcome our new Volunteer Coordinator, Corinne Fisher! She joins us as part of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC), which is a year-long program that places young people in various volunteer positions across the country that work to alleviate poverty. She is originally from Longmeadow, Massachusetts and is a recent graduate from Fairfield […]

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SFC Back-to-School Event – Packed with Fun!

August 15th, 2017 by Claudia Chow

SFC Youth Now Well-Prepared to Start School After Annual Back-to-School Event    This past Sunday, we hosted our annual back-to-school event at Elysian Park. Over 150 children and their families enjoyed a sunny day at the park with food, face painting, sports, and fun! Thank you to our amazing volunteers and donors at St. Rita […]

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SFC’s Guest Spotlight ~ Aubrey!

August 9th, 2017 by Claudia Chow

MEET AUBREY! Aubrey started coming to SFC this past March, hoping to receive assistance in finding housing, as he had been experiencing homelessness since 2000. Working with our resource specialists through our case management services, we connected him with the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority. Within three months, he was housed in a new apartment. His […]

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Save The Date – Friends of SFC!

August 8th, 2017 by Claudia Chow

SAVE THE DATE: Friends of St. Francis Center   Wednesday, October 4: 5:30pm-8:30pm Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels (555 W Temple St, Los Angeles) Our 8th-Annual FRIENDS OF ST. FRANCIS CENTER event will be celebrating the feast of St. Francis. Over 150 SFC supporters from L.A. to Orange County will gather to continue in the community […]

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Help us say “Goodbye” To Kitty & Mary!

July 31st, 2017 by Claudia Chow

Today is Mary and Kitty’s last day at SFC, and we are very sad to see them go. For the past year, they have been serving as part of the Jesuit Volunteer Corps program, where they perform a year of service and live in the community in which they work.   Mary has done a […]

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New Additions to SFC Summer Camp Line Up!

July 24th, 2017 by Claudia Chow

  You may have heard that due to the recent fire in Santa Barbara, Circle V Ranch Camp will be closed for the remainder of the summer. Unfortunately we had to cancel our two overnight, weeklong sessions for Circle V for about 50 campers each. We responded quickly and planned for a couple sessions of exciting […]

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