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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.

Following Francis

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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

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Following Francis is a non-religious service organization run entirely by volunteers, dedicated to providing free programs and activities to help people living on the margins of society to join the mainstream.

Our Mission

To remove obstacles to happiness so that those we serve, especially children, experience joy and respect.


Our Vision

We envision a world in which service to others, treating them with love, respect, and compassion helps end hunger, poverty, marginalization, and loneliness.

Our Values

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.

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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.

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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.

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