Posts Tagged ‘Youth’

#CampOrBust Update ~ SFC sends more kids to camp!

August 4th, 2016 by Charmaine

  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 […]

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

June 22nd, 2016 by Charmaine

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

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

  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!) […]

Check out the 2015 Youth Summer Camp Video!

October 1st, 2015 by Charmaine

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 […]

#CampOrBust Update ~ Meet Kamila

June 23rd, 2015 by Marianne Reifer

We are pleased to announce we have reached one third of our Summer #CampOrBust campaign goal!  Because of the generosity of dedicated donors we are closer to extending an unforgettable experience to more disadvantaged youth than ever before. We would like to introduce you to a family who has been directly affected by these efforts […]

Camp or Bust!

May 27th, 2015 by Marianne Reifer

Every summer, St. Francis Center sends children of the extremely low-income families we serve through our Pantry Service, who live in underserved neighborhoods near downtown Los Angeles, to a variety of summer activities including two weeklong, overnight camps, art classes, nutritious cooking, and sports. Last year, the Center increased its service area to 10 square […]