Ukraine Refugee Relief
Delivering food, diapers, and essential medical supplies
Following Francis is working with partner organizations to assemble and ship supplies to Ukraine and Poland needed for refugee relief.
Happiness and respect are the birthright of every person. Following Francis draws inspiration from the life and universal values of Francis of Assisi and shares our time, energy, and resources to help children, families, and neighborhoods claim this birthright.
Dr. Carol Weyland Conner, Founder
Following Francis is a non-religious service organization run entirely by volunteers, dedicatd to providing free programs and activities to help people living on the margins of society to join the mainstream.
To remove obstacles to happiness so that those we serve, especially children, experience joy and respect.
We envision a world in which service to others, treating them with love, respect, and compassion helps end hunger, poverty, marginalization, and loneliness.
We're inspired by the values of Francis of Assisi and his ideal of universal brotherhood. Francis lived a life of love, service, respect, and compassion, and honored the worth of every individual.
Francis in the Schools
Offers inspiring field trips for children and their families from impoverished neighborhoods and gives them gifts of quality clothes, shoes, groceries, books, educational toys, and needed supplies.
Francis in the Dunes
Serves children and families living in economically challenged neighbor-hoods, providing weekly summer outings, groceries, toiletries, beds, bikes, basic household supplies, and educational toys.
Francis on the Hill
Provides free groceries, diapers, clothing and other gifts to DC families, works to beautify an urban park and near-by streets, ships goods to Ukraine refugees – all in the spirit of “voluntary shared abundance”, taking care of each other as one human family.