Press Release LA Sentinel
Founder/CEO Highly Favored: A Blessing to Others
Alexis G. Philius
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ALEXIS G. PHILIUS
Lack of diversity in the health care field contributes to health disparities. We are proud to announce the winners of the 2022 Alexis G. Philius Scholarship to support students of Black/African descent who are interested in the health care field. Congratulations to the winners:
🎓LaRayna LeBlanc of El Cajon, CA is attending @ucsandiego, studying biochemistry in hopes to become an OBGYN.
🎓Daniella Mbabazi of Thousand Oaks, CA will be attending the nursing program at @MoorparkCollegeOfficial to get an associates degree in Nursing.
🎓Mara Smith of San Diego, CA is pursuing her ADN at @sandiegocitycollege and her BSN at California State University, Fullerton.
🎓Lesa R. Felton of Los Angeles, CA will be attending @charlesrdrewuniversity studying Biomedical Sciences to become a physician social scientist.
🎓LaNiya Evans of Gardena, CA will use the scholarship towards the cost of books and room and board at @csulb. LaNiya is majoring in nursing.
CHRISTMAS TOY & JACKET DRIVE
8TH ANNUAL BACKPACK FRIDAY NOVEMBER 25,2022
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Thank you to all the volunteers, sponsors, and donors that showed support for
Highly Favored: A Blessing to Others
8th Annual Backpack Friday in DTLA homeless community!
We appreciate the continued support of our community partner United Nurses Associations of California/Union of Health Care Professionals (UNAC/UHCP). Thank you to UFCW local 1428, Prayer Warriors, and Lions Club that came to serve the community. We appreciate our sponsors Blue Shield California, Target, Albertsons and Walmart, for their generous contributions which help to make this event a huge success. Thank you for Marie’s Callendar’s for preparing the Thanksgiving meal for the event. Special thanks to Joe’s Auto Park for allowing us to host our annual event in the parking lot. We gave over 1k hygiene filled backpacks, hot Thanksgiving meals, snacks, water, 10k masks and more. We offered cell phone services, t-shirts and prayer/bibles for those who needed it! Thank you all for Being A Blessing to Others!
Highly Favored: A Blessing To Others Board of Directors
1000 hygiene filled, blankets, masks, socks, gloves, scarfs, warm hats, and more Backpacks
Free Cell Phone Services
Thanksgiving Meal from Marie Callanders
Essential nonperishable items peanut butter, water, granola bars
PBJ Sandwiches, bananas, Danishes, Porto’s, and more donated by Prayer Warriors
Ways to Donate
Venmo: Highly Favored
Mail: 2851 W. 120th St.
Hawthorne, CA 90250
Make checks payable to Highly Favored: A Blessing to Others
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The average cost of each backpack is $15 – includes a blanket, 10 masks, hand sanitizer, hand soap, lotion, deodorant, bar soap, band aids, anti – itch cream, baby wipes, socks, scarf, warm hat, snacks and water, etc.
7TH ANNUAL BACKPACK FRIDAY NOVEMBER 26,2021
Thank you to all the donors and volunteers that made our 7th Annual Backpack Friday a huge success! We were able to deliver hundreds of hygiene filled backpacks to our unhoused neighbors living on the streets of downtown Los Angeles skid row area. We provided a hot Thanksgiving meal from Marie Callender’s and to go lunches donated by the Prayer Warriors. Individuals were able to receive prayer, bibles, and clothing if requested. Volunteers including nurses, pharmacists, students, and other professionals along with family and friends participated during our annual event. COVID-19 Vaccines also given to those who wanted. We provided informative resources cards with information to stop spread of Covid-19 and locate shelter, housing, and mental health providers. Thousands of masks and hand sanitizer distributed. Thank you all for Being A Blessing to Others!
We’ve partnered with U.S.VETS- Inglewood, who provides rapid re-housing and homeless prevention services to over 1,000 homeless or at-risk veterans and their families. The nonprofits comprehensive approach focuses on housing, counseling, career, and supportive services to help veterans rebuild and thrive.
On May 28, 2022 we had an amazing day to Celebrate Memorial Day Honoring our Veterans. Thank you to everyone that donated which allowed us to co-sponsor and volunteer for the 29th annual Veterans Memorial Day BBQ for homeless veterans at US Vets in Inglewood. It was a huge success. We are grateful for UNAC/UHCP brothers and sisters continued support. We performed blood pressure checks and education on healthy eating as well as mindful meditation. We were able to provide over 200 hygiene kits, beach sandals, t shirts, raffle prizes, gift cards and more. The men and women who served our country were very grateful. Thank you all for Being A Blessing to Others!
MOTHER’S DAY 2022
FOR MOTHERS AT THE
GOOD SHEPHERD CENTER
2022 ALEXIS G. PHILIUS SCHOLARSHIP
Christmas Toy and Jacket Drive 2021
Thank you to our supporters and volunteers for donating to Highly Favored: A Blessing to Others Christmas Toy and Jacket Drive for the homeless children living and the Good Shepherd Center. We appreciate everyone’s continued support. We were able to provide specific Wishlist items and new jackets for boys and girls ages 0-18. Thank you for being a Blessing to Others!
7TH ANNUAL BACKPACK FRIDAY NOVEMBER 26,2021
PACKING PARTY for
7th Annual Backpack Friday