St Lukes

MLK Jr. Pediatric Hub

stuffed-menagerieThe Martin Luther King Jr. Pediatric Hub is a public pediatric clinic in South Los Angeles that provides medical and mental health evaluations for children exposed to violence and primary pediatric care for children in the foster care system. The Parish of St. Luke collects friendly stuffed animals each year as part of the Blessing of the Animals on the Feast Day of St. Francis, which are used to give comfort to children receiving medical evaluations at the Hub. Donations of gently used children’s books and young adult books are also collected and distributed at the Hub to promote a love of reading.