ST. JOSEPH CENTER ACCELERATES BOARD DIVERSITY AND APPOINTS FOUR ESTEEMED WOMEN OF COLOR
New representatives include LaRae Cantley, Diana Cárdenas, Ashley Fumiko Dominguez, and Kimberly WilsonGo to press release
Los Angeles Rams & RAM Truck brand team up with St. Joseph Center to deliver holiday meals for third annual community blitz day of service
Thursday, December 17 from 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM PT
St. Joseph Center location at 8525 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90003
The Los Angeles Rams are teaming up with Ram Truck brand & St. Joseph Center to deliver holiday meals to 250 low-income St. Joseph Center clientsGo to press release
The Los Angeles Rams are teaming up with Ram Truck brand & St. Joseph Center to deliver holiday meals to 250 low-income St. Joseph Center clients. The meal packages will include ingredients needed for a holiday feast such as mashed potatoes, green beans, corn, stuffing, and cranberry sauce. A $50 grocery gift card will also be provided to each household recipient. Ram Truck brand will provide six Ram 1500 trucks from the Los Angeles CDJR dealership and volunteers to assist team mascot, Rampage, and volunteers with the COVID-safe meal deliveries.
St. Joseph Center’s mission is to provide working poor families, as well as homeless men, women and children of all ages, with inner resources and tools to become productive, stable and self-supporting members of their community.
The initiative will be part of the Rams’ third annual Community Blitz Day of Service, when the team works alongside community partners during the holidays to host volunteer efforts throughout the greater Los Angeles region.
Team mascot, Rampage
Rams Front Office Staff
St. Joseph Center Staff
Rams Nation Volunteers
Chase Isaacs, Los Angeles Rams, email@example.com, (818) 961-7856
Los Angeles Rams players participate in “Giving Tuesday” by awarding $750,000 to local social justice non-profits
Los Angeles, CA
In honor of “Giving Tuesday,” the Los Angeles Rams players are awarding $750,000 to 25 non-profits focused on social justice across the greater Los Angeles region.Go to press release
Following numerous tragic events this past year, including the deaths of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd, Rams players came together to discuss how they could help address injustices that continue to plague society. Focused on long-term, systemic change, the players decided to pool resources together to financially support organizations who are doing this critical work.
The Rams invited 25 social justice non-profits to share with the players information about their work, those they serve and how the players could be of the greatest assistance. After listening and learning, the players rewarded each organization with a donation ranging from $20,000 to $50,000.
MICHAEL BROCKERS, JOHNNY HEKKER, SEBASTIAN JOSEPH-DAY and ANDREW WHITWORTH helped lead the process, participating in virtual conversations with the organizations and determining how to allocate the funds.
“As a leader on this team, it was important to me to be part of these conversations,” said Brockers. “My teammates and I are very aware of the social injustices that continue to occur, and we made a decision to become actively involved in helping to be part of the change that is desperately needed. It was awesome to hear from so many different leaders and non-profits that are putting the work in to make real change and I’m honored to support them.”
“In my 15 years in the NFL, this has definitely been one of the most inspiring things that I have had the opportunity to be part of,” said Whitworth. “It was an amazing process that allowed us to learn about a variety of non-profits working across Los Angeles to positively impact lives and advance social justice. The chance to hear directly from them on how we could help left us both humbled and motivated. On behalf of my teammates, we thank them for their daily passion and commitment to drive equity and are proud to support their important work.”
Below are the 25 recipient non-profit organizations who are working to address education inequities, youth justice, community-police relations and anti-recidivism as well as providing access to mentors and basic human needs including housing and food.
St. Joseph Center – ($25K recipient) – St. Joseph Center is committed to addressing homelessness through a racial equity lens and providing working poor families, as well as homeless men, women, and children of all ages with the inner resources and tools to become productive, stable and self-supporting members of the community