New school year, new supplies! SoCalGas kicked-off the upcoming school year by volunteering and donating funds for back-to-school supplies at St. Francis Center’s annual Back to School Fair.
This year, the utility donated $2,500 to the center. At the event, we also set up a booth to provide the community information about our customer assistance programs. In addition, SoCalGas volunteers distributed school essentials to more than 250 kids who are part of St. Francis Center’s pantry program youth. The center provides hunger relief to homeless families and individuals in need in Los Angeles.
"Providing the tools for our community's youth will empower them to change the world. Thank you to our partners at SoCalGas for allowing us to continue to serve hope to our community in need,” said Jasmine Bravo, executive director at St. Francis Center.
SoCalGas has been longtime supporters of St. Francis Center. We’ve helped the organization establish a new program with the Laundry Truck LA, supporting that program with an additional $15,000 grant to extend free laundry services this year. We will continue to support its mission to provide food and community development services to assist families in need.
“We want our partners to know that we’re right here to support the children and families in our community,” said Trisha Muse, director of community relations at SoCalGas. “School supplies are essentials that every child needs to help them succeed.”
Our partnership with St. Francis Center is part of the company’s ASPIRE 2045 sustainability strategy, which includes a commitment to invest $50 million over the next five years to drive positive change in diverse and underserved communities. Last year, SoCalGas contributed $9.6 million in total community investment, with $4.8 million supporting health and human services, and $2.3 million supporting education causes.
To learn more about St. Francis Center click here.