Francis & Los Angeles
Following Francis recently invited AllROne to expand their efforts by becoming Following Francis’s newest program. Re-named Francis and Los Angeles we deliver gifts of cash as emergency relief, as well as children’s gift bags. We are working with local public schools in the Los Angeles area to provide immediately needed groceries, meals, and clothing. There are over 66,0000 homeless people in LA County and many more are near homelessness.
The need is great because hundreds of their families relied on Farmers to Families boxes, but those have discontinued at that site as of April 9, 2021. This work is now shared with our sister program The White Pony Express.
Our program in Los Angeles is five weeks old. In that time, we have distributed more than $170,000 in cash and gift bags with games, toys, food, beverages, and toiletry essentials to nearly 150 families struggling due to the pandemic.
When I got home and opened the gift box (with $1400 cash), I was speechless. I couldn’t believe it! I was surprised to be so emotional. My husband has three interviews coming up, so this will help get the car fixed so he can get to the appointments.
The four Hollywood figures who are the core team for Francis and Los Angeles are actor Annie Potts of Young Sheldon, Toy Story, Designing Women, and Ghostbusters, Jim Hayman, producer of NCIS New Orleans, Andy Schneider and Diane Frolov, producers of Chicago Med.