According to the 2018 homeless count, there are over 53,000 homeless individuals in Los Angeles county; that’s enough people to fill the Dodger Stadium!
On November 23, UNAC/UHCP joined Highly Favored: A Blessing to Others for the fourth annual Backpack Friday in DTLA. “It began in 2015 with only 100 backpacks. By last year it grew to 500, and this year it’s up to 700,” said Alexis Goudeau, RN, founder of the new tradition. “The things we often take for granted, others pray for. Backpack Friday is all about unselfish giving to the most vulnerable among us – passing out backpack care packages full of blankets, gloves, socks, hygiene supplies and other essentials to homeless families near downtown LA’s skid row.
For more information, visit ablessingtoothers.org. For ways to volunteer or donate, email email@example.com.
Special Thank you to El Pollo Loco for donating hundreds of meals and Starbucks for donating 20 gallons of coffee, a special treat to those less fortunate individuals during this holiday season.
With the help of over 100 volunteers including UNAC friends and family, we were able to deliver 700 hygiene filled backpacks to homeless individuals that lived in Downtown Los Angeles. Our good deeds were featured on the news channels 2, 4,7, 9, 11, spectrum & radio news 1070. Each backpack care package contained essential items including toothbrush/toothpaste, soap, shampoo, blanket, water, snacks, baby wipes, socks, hand sanitizer, etc .
4th ANNUAL BACKPACK FRIDAY
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Don’t worry that children won’t listen to you; worry they are watching you. Be a great role model. Be a blessing to others!
You can make a difference!
Thank you to El Pollo Loco for donating enough meals to feed hundreds of homeless individuals on Backpack Friday! We appreciate your support and generosity in making our event successful!
Thanks to Starbucks for donating 20 gallons coffee. Thank you to Prayer Warriors for the 1000 sandwiches. Thanks to UFCW 1428 for donating 700 bottles of water. We appreciate everyone effort in making this event successful. Thank you for all being a blessing to others!
A special Thank you to our Executive Director of UNAC/UHCP Bill Rouse & Director of Membership Engagement Kussela Hilo for showing support & volunteering at the 4th Annual Backpack Friday!
Hundreds of homeless individuals line up to receive their backpack care package, snacks, coffee, a meal, and more!
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2018 RAFFLE WINNERS
Charmaine Morales Vice President UNAC/UHCP
Prize: 2 Bruno Mars Concert Tickets for donations over $50, winners announced October 16, 2018
Donations made by Gatekeepertickets.com
WAYS TO DONATE
VENMO: Alexis Favored
Zelle: Highly Favored: A Blessing to Others (909)815-5241
Mail: Check or money order to
2851 W. 120th Street Suite E #396 Hawthorne, CA 90250
Payable to Highly Favored: A Blessing to Others
2018 UNAC CONVENTION
Recognition of Highly Favored: A Blessing to Others
PREPARATION FOR 4TH ANNUAL BACKPACK FRIDAY
Packing Party November 4, 2018 UNAC State Office
300 Backpacks Filled with Essential Items
Packing Party October 21, 2018
400 Backpacks Filled with Essential Items
Highly Favored: A Blessing to Others has Partnered with United Nurses Association of California UNAC for the 2nd year in a row for our 4th annual Thanksgiving Drive Backpack Friday.
Our Outreaches aim to help homeless individuals get access to care items and services they may need, but have difficulty obtaining. DONATE TODAY!!
Thank you for being a blessing to others. We are really making a difference in our local communities.
Highly Favored: A Blessing to Others wants to extend special thanks to our #UNACUHCP local affiliates of UNAC Kaiser Southbay, UNAC Kaiser Sunset LAMC, UNAC Kaiser Downey, UNAC Kaiser Baldwin Hills, UNAC Kaiser Fontana, UNAC Kaiser Panorama City, UNAC Kaiser Pasadena, UNAC Kaiser Woodland Hills
In preparation for 4th Annual BACKPACK FRIDAY
Packing Party November 4, 2018
300 Backpacks Completed
2017 Preparation for 3rd Annual Backpack Friday
3RD ANNUAL THANKS GIVING DRIVE
GREAT QUOTES FROM GREAT PEOPLE
If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune, if you want happiness for a lifetime, help someone else
We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give
Winston S. Churchill
It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.
You must be the change you wish to see in the word .
"What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead."