7th Annual Backpack Friday
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 Callenders 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!
PACKING PARTY for
7th Annual Backpack Friday
Ways to Donate
Venmo: Alexis 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.
Alexis G. Philius Scholarship Recipients 2021
UNAC/UHCP is pleased to announce the first recipients of the Alexis G. Philius Scholarship for students of Black/African descent pursuing health care careers.
Five scholarships have been awarded $2,000 each to outstanding individuals with promising futures in health care and social justice.
• Alexis Higgins-Williams of South San Francisco—pursuing her Master of Science (MS) in Global Medicine at the University of Southern California
• Jasmine Smith of Chino, CA—attending Azusa Pacific University to become a Family Nurse Practitioner and focus on women’s health disparities
• Jessica Times of Los Angeles—pursuing her Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) at Emory University in Atlanta, to work in public health
• Christopher Washington of Tinley Park, IL—pursuing his Doctor of Medicine (MD) at Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University in Philadelphia
• Rathail Woods of Ukiah, CA—attending Pepperdine University to attain his Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) and work with high-risk, transition-aged youth
5th Annual Backpack Friday ABC 7 News Coverage
Free flu vaccines given at US Veterans Shelter and Volunteers of America Los Angeles homeless shelter along with essential supplies and care packages
Mothers Day event Gift Baskets given to Mothers at the Good Shepherd Center for homeless women and children!
1400 Hygiene filled backpacks given for our
6th Annual Backpack Friday 11/27/2020!
We want to protect our communities and provide essential supplies to help prevent spread of Covid-19.
6th ANNUAL BACKPACK FRIDAY PACKING PARTIES
Thank you to all of the volunteers that dedicated hours to pack backpacks and lunch bags with essential items. We appreciate the support. All packings were done safely with 10 or less volunteers, masks, and adequate hand hygiene. Thank you all for being a Blessing to Others!
UNAC Specialty Care Nurses of Southern California (SCNSC) Packing Party
UNAC Panorama City Packing Party
Light and Lift Christian Fellowship Packing Party
United Food & Commercial Workers (UFCW 1428) Packing Party of Lunch Bags
Founder and CEO Alexis Goudeau Philius has released her first children’s book
TODAY IS A GIFT
Proceeds from book purchases will benefit
Highly Favored: A Blessing to Others.