Posts Tagged ‘service’

Is it HOT in here or is just our tamales?

December 7th, 2016 by Charmaine
 Lacewell

12.7.2016 | St. Francis Center’s 6th-Annual TOP TAMALE Fundraiser is really heating up! We have sold more than 330 dozen tamales, raising funds to benefit programs for the extremely-low income guests who utilize our pantry program. Meet Lourdes, one of the TOP TAMALE chefs: Lourdes, originally introduced to St. Francis Center through a friend who utilizes our services, has […]

#CampOrBust Update ~ SFC sends more kids to camp!

August 4th, 2016 by Charmaine
 Lacewell

  8.4.2016~Today St. Francis Center sent the last group of overnight campers to their week long excursion at Circle V Ranch in Santa Barbara. 47 kids, from the extremely low-income families that utilize pantry services at SFC, will enjoy innovative and enriching outdoor activities that will help build their self-esteem and expand their knowledge. None […]

Meet SFC’s Summer Interns!

July 27th, 2016 by Charmaine
 Lacewell

  7.27.2016 {SFC Summer Interns: Alice, Selena, Kerryanne. *Not Pictured Victoria}   St. Francis Center is always looking to expand its reach and impact on our community. As a non-profit we have a small staff and rely on others to volunteer their time in Serving Hope to the hundreds of guests who come to our […]

Meet Thurman ~ Another SFC Success Story!

June 29th, 2016 by Charmaine
 Lacewell

June 29, 2016 We are excited to introduce you to Thurman, a guest of SFC for over a year who has recently experienced success in improving his life and changing his current circumstances. Thurman has been attending breakfast services for the homeless while living at the LA Mission. He is taking computer classes and working […]

SFC Camp or Bust ~ Just over half way to our goal!

June 22nd, 2016 by Charmaine
 Lacewell

June 22, 2016 We need your help to send 330 kids to camp this summer!   Thanks to the contribution of generous donors we have raised just over half of the money needed to give the gift of camp to all the children whose extremely-low income families utilize pantry services at SFC. With our larger service […]

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!) […]

Community Volunteer Spotlight~Mothers Get Involved

May 11th, 2016 by Charmaine
 Lacewell

May 11, 2016 • Last Saturday SFC held a special event to celebrate Mother’s Day with our extremely-low income pantry guests. 47 mothers received a framed portrait of their families, provided by local photographer Jon Endow, along with roses, candy and jewelry, generously donated by a volunteer group. Refreshments were served and there was a station where kids were […]

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 […]

Happy National Volunteer Week!

April 13th, 2016 by Charmaine
 Lacewell

April 13, 2016 • St. Francis Center is so grateful for the 3,500 volunteers that dedicated over 21,000 hours to Serving Hope in the last year. The Center’s small staff distributes over 1 million pounds of food through our programs and volunteers play a vital role in supporting every aspect of SFC’s daily operations. Volunteer Group […]