Posts Tagged ‘volunteer’

Meet SFC’s Summer Interns!

July 27th, 2016 by Charmaine

  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 […]

SoCal Gas Supports SFC Youth Camp Program with Special Event!

June 13th, 2016 by Charmaine

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 […]

Happy National Volunteer Week!

April 13th, 2016 by Charmaine

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 […]

Extended programs for homeless guests at SFC!

April 6th, 2016 by Charmaine

April 6, 2016 • SFC’s Homeless Well Being Program is designed to help end the cycle of poverty for our guests, who may find themselves at our doorstep due to a variety of life-changing events, including job loss, addiction, illness or injury. The Homeless Well-Being Program provides homeless guests with warm meals and sack lunches six […]

Volunteer Spotlight-Meet JP!

March 30th, 2016 by Charmaine

March 30, 2016 • JP, one of SFC’s most dedicated volunteers, has been Serving Hope to our guests for 2 years. Every week JP makes an hour drive from his home in Hermosa Beach to help distribute groceries to the extremely-low income families and individuals that utilize SFC pantry services. A fluent Spanish speaker, JP is […]

Easter Week at SFC!

March 23rd, 2016 by Charmaine

March 23, 2016 • Easter Sunday is this weekend! Marking the end of the Lenten season, it is a time to gather with friends and family, share a meal and celebrate the blessings of life. At SFC, this is a special time as the traditions of the season align directly with our mission to feed, […]

SFC + UCLA Mobile Eye Clinic

March 16th, 2016 by Charmaine

March 16, 2016 • St. Francis Center is grateful to have an ongoing partnership with the UCLA Mobile Eye Clinic, providing our underserved guests with high-quality eye care. Last week 9 homeless and extremely-low income guests were given the opportunity to receive a free eye exam, glaucoma screening and a pair of prescription glasses. The UCLA […]

Meet Lionel~A True SFCLA Success Story!

March 9th, 2016 by Charmaine

March 9, 2016 • Every other Saturday the dedicated members of the Order of Malta serve a fully cooked, hot breakfast to SFCLA’s homeless guests. Equipped with special hygiene kits and socks, this wonderful group of volunteers is always willing to greet each person with a smile and treat them with respect, truly embodying the […]

Spring Break at SFCLA!

March 2nd, 2016 by Charmaine

March 2, 2016 • Each spring students at universities across the country participate in Alternative Break or Immersion programs. During Spring Break these students explore social issues through meaningful service and reflection, utilizing their time off from school to strengthen communities and serve those in need. At SFCLA we are grateful to have several partnerships […]

SFC~Serving Hope to Seniors

February 24th, 2016 by Charmaine

February 24, 2106 • SFC provides nutritious groceries and a warm meal once a week for guests age 60+ through our Senior Services program. Additionally, we offer health education, activities such as games and movie days, and other enriching activities. Our seniors come to St. Francis Center for much more than food; they also come […]