Leadership Council - AIN Retreat
Fr Chris Ponnet, Christopher Stephan, Rev Nancy Moore , Ann Mills, Hagar Benitez, Raquel Salinas, Rev Elizabeth Gibbs Zehnder, Susan Brown and Facilitator:
Flurry of Youthful Volunteers at AIN
Pacific Palisades Presbyterian Youth Group, Naomi & Eva Gibbs Zehnder, Ross Snyder (a local Parks & Rec program) and the LAC+USC's Rehab & Ortho teams all pitched in at AIN over the holidays.
Boyle Heights Chamber of Commerce...
Chose us for their Christmas Giveaway this year. The breakfast was held at Casa Fina a wonderful local restaurant. Instead of the toys they usually provide, we asked for and received gift cards for our families to buy food and clothing for their needs.
Acts of Kindness 2019...
Elvi and Heather, two of our Ignations West volunteers help us prepare hundreds of homemade cookies the Dept of Spiritual Care distributes to the Nurses at LAC+USC Med Center during our annual distribution of quilts to all the patients. Do you have a favorite holiday cookie you can bake for us next time?
Mitzvah Ministry with members from a Jewish Temple, Catholic Church, Protestant Church and the American Sewing Guild of Glendora hold an annual baby shower for us. At LAC+USC, Sherri, Rebecca & Kristen received hand made quilts from them for our annual Acts of Kindness campaign. Would you like to sew one for us next year?
Acts of Kindness...
Sherri Hodge of Culver City Presbyterian Church holds a bundle of hand made lap quilts her group prepared for the Dept of Spiritual Care's annual distribution at LAC+USC Medical Center. Nearly 600 quilts are given to patients every year.
Karen Bading, a long time supporter of ours represented us here at St Mark's Presbyterian Church, Newport Beach. Rather than traditional gift givng, people can make donations to Angel Interfaith Network at these markets. Can we come to your group's market too?
El Arca. . .
is an Adult Day Program whose mission is to help adults with developmental disabilities. Here they are bagging hygiene kits with supplies donated by First Presbyterian Church Santa Monica, into beautiful cloth bags made by The American Sewing Guild, Glendora. Thank you El Arca for your weekly volunteers!
San Gabriel Presbytery . . .
...had a Work Day at Westminster Gardens. A big thanks to everyone who generously donated the toiletry items for the Hygiene Kits AND the great assembly team members who carefully included a blessing with each kit. Homeless patients at LAC+USC are so grateful to receive these basic items. Thanks again!
Ignatians West . . .
assigned three of their volunteers to St Camillus Center last year and these super women helped us well. Anna Hjorth, Hesther Preimesberger and Elvie Quintos have been a tremendous help, sharing their experience and expertise.
We look forward to them continuing to work with us this year.
Victoria and her children . . .
...were fleeing from domestic violence, and we provided Pampers from Baby 2 Baby, toiletries from Democratic Alliance for Action of Santa Clarita, and lovely Easter baskets from Trinity Presbyterian Church. They were extremely grateful!
Iglesia de la Communidad . . .
...a Presbyterian Church in Highland Park, recently joined us as a Partner. They delivered a van full of goods - car seats, high chair, warm fuzzy blankets, baby clothes and more. Thank you for joining our network of Angels...
Orthopedic Clinic and Rehab. Clinic. . .
...held a Christmas fundraiser in our honor. They collected adult towels and wash cloths and $300 in gift cards. Orthopedic staff is pictured here. Thank You!
Calvary Presbyterian, South Pasadena . . .
Sip N Stitchers Marta Renna and Ginny Tormey are shown here working on lap blankets for the annual Acts of Kindness program. The Dept of Spiritual Care at LAC+USC distributes a hand made quilts to every patient, and this group made about 50 last year...
Claremont United Church of Christ . . .
...held a baby shower to collect donations for Angel Interfaith Network. Guests brought new or gently used blankets, clothing, diapers, and toys for newborns at LAC+USC. When would you like to plan a baby shower for us?
Shelter Partnership . . .
...has already provided over $70,000 worth of new sweatshirts, pants, shoes for adults and toddlers, baby care items, clothes and various other items for our homeless patients at LAC+USC emergency, urgent care, and hospital facilities. THANK YOU!
Presbyterian Women of Altadena . . .
... held a delightful luncheon/fundraiser last year. Their pastor had done his Clinical Pastoral Education internship at LAC+USC Medical Center, and shared his firsthand experiences of serving the homeless patients there. Would you like to host a luncheon/fundraiser for us?
San Marino Rotary . . .
presented us a check for $3000! Pictured here are Gilda Moshir, Aaron Gil, Raquel Salinas and Mary Jarret, Brittni Torres, and Molly Woodford.
A Huge Thanks to the Rotary for their consistent support.
Melissa's Story . . .
Melissa came to us through her social worker. She was homeless and needed clothes for her five-year-old son and three-month-old daughter. AIN was able to provide pampers and clothing for the baby, and warm clothing for the little boy. . .
Special Letter to our Network friends including our 2019 Annual Report can be found at this LINK.
You can also download our printable brochure by clicking this LINK.
Angel Interfaith Network is . . .
Local faith groups, businesses, civic organizations and individuals coming together to reach out to our neighbors in times of crisis
We accompany our neighbors in the struggle to cope with the crises of hospitalization.
Angel Interfaith Network meets urgent physical and spiritual needs of patients and their families with neighbor to neighbor support at LAC+USC Medical Center as a project of the St. Camillus Center for Spiritual Care.
“Love your neighbor as yourself.”
– Leviticus 10:18 Mathew 19:18 Sahih Muslim Book 1 #72
To do this, we:
Respond quickly with donated funds, goods and services to urgent needs identified by health care staff
Find local resources to assist with additional needs
Calls for help come from social workers and chaplains at LAC+USC Medical Center.