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Our new child sponsorship program begins with you! Enroll today and sponsor an individual child for only $24 a month and recieve updates and info about the hopes and dreams your dollars help inspire. You can download a PDF of the brochure here or email us to have one mailed to you.

Download Brochure (PDF) | Email us | Sponsor Online
You can sponsor a child or direct your donation to a specific needs: education, medical, food budget, over head expenses, special projects.

Donate Online
or mail your donation to:
11684 Ventura Blvd., Ste 243 | Studio City, CA 91604
Checks payable to Friends of El Faro
You can help raise money at our events by simply buying a ticket to attend. But we also need silent auction items, food and beverage and volunteers to make our events a success. You can even host your own event! Click here for a schedule of our upcoming events and also check out our past events to for ideas on how to host your own!

For more information on donating items or for ideas on creating your own event, please contact info@friendsofelfaro.com.


We are a circle of who have come together for the purpose of taking care of the children at Casa Hogar Sion.  Our needs are simple but we can always use some help. If you are interested in volunteering please email us.
The following are quick and easy ways to make a donation by doing things you probably already do weekly, if not daily. These options are great for friends who want to donate but are trying to keep on a budget!




By purchasing Molly Sims favorite gift card from BonnieMarcus.com, 10% will go directly to Friends of El Faro. These are very classy, hip cards. Check 'em out!


A portion of proceeds will go directly to FOEF.
Elemental Threads is a socially-responsible custom-made handbag company.  At www.elementalthreads.com, you can design your own handbag by choosing the type of bag, fabric, lining and hardware.  We also sell ready-to-wear accessories including bags, bracelets, necklaces and hair pieces on our Blog Shop and Etsy Shop.  Elemental Threads uses eco-friendly fabrics, participates in the carbon offset program ShopGreen, uses recycled packaging, donates to charitable organizations and all products are handmade in Boston, MA.


Use Goodsearch to surf the Internet and raise money for FOEF! Simply type in Friends of El Faro in the "Who do you search for?" box at www.goodsearch.com. Then search away! Each time you hit search Friends of El Faro gets a small donation.

Shop online at your favorite stores through Goodsearch and earn money for FOEF. Stores include: Best Buy, Amazon.com, Staples, Target, Travelocity and many more! Click here to Goodshop.


Now you can donate every time you go grocery shopping! Simply attach the FOEF Organization number 84379 to your Ralphs Club Card.
Enroll online!


A great way to "celebrate generously" for you and your wedding guests. A "Friend of El Faro" that is very close to our heart is using the I Do Foundation on her wedding registry to allow guests to donate directly to Friends of El Faro in lieu of a wedding gift. Check out the website to see if it makes sense for YOUR big day!


Past Events
Raising money for FOEF can be done in so many ways. From huge celebrity events to at home cookoffs -- no event is too small to help raise money for the kids at Casa Hogar Sion.

velvet Annual Celebrity Poker Tournament
Hosted by our friends at Velvet Margarita every year. We usually raise $7500 - $10,000!
Friends of El Faro Annual Fundraiser
Boulevard 3 | Hollywood, CA
Live music, silent auction, drinks and food.
Photo Exhibit
i see you
Storied photographs by Leigh Kilton-Smith

Friends of El Faro Annual Fundraiser
Boulevard 3 | Hollywood, CA
We raised over $60,000

Click on the picture to see the Fundraiser video!

Sinko de Mayo Water Polo Tournament
Santa Monica
We raised almost $2000 at the pool!
A Red Carpet Event
Adoption Awareness and Fundraiser for the Casa Hogar Sion Orphanage

Hosted by NCIS star Lauren Holly (adoptive mom of 3 boys)

at Cinespace

FOEF Scavenger Hunt
We raised over $8,000 including 11 new Child Sponsors!
Event Pictures
Online Silent Auction
Friends of El Faro teamed up with EBay to hold our first ever online auction! With encouragement and support from Molly Simms -- read the letter she wrote for more information.
>>Molly Sims Letter

2007 Bingo & Gospel!
Proceeds to benefit Friends of El Faro
Rudolpho's Bar & Restaurant
2500 Riverside Dr, Silverlake

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Friends of El Faro 501(c)3 number is 54-2190356
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