in cash gifts using funds donated for this purpose
Every month, we deliver
free diapers to
of fresh food to
Each week, Francis on the Hill (Wash.D.C.) delivers
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 offering free programs and activities to help people living on the margins of life 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.
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.
Serves children and families living in economically challenged neighbor-hoods, providing weekly summer outings, groceries, toiletries, beds, bikes, basic household supplies, and educational toys.
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.
Expanding our Following Francis programs to support children and families in Los Angeles by providing cash, food, and other gifts for the over 66,000 who are homeless or near homelessness.