‘Father Dollar Bill’ Continues Christmas Tradition On Skid Row

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — He’s as well known for having a collar as he is deep pockets.

“Father Dollar Bill” continued a Christmas tradition Saturday, handing out money to the homeless on Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles.

Los Angeles Catholic priest Maurice Chase gave out one dollar bills and hugs in front of the Fred Jordan Mission at Fifth and Towne streets this morning, with larger amounts going to mothers with children, and the poorest and neediest receiving hundred dollar bills.

The Skid Row ministry is financially supported by the widows of Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra and John Wayne, along with Bob Newhart, Eli Broad, Rick Caruso, Vin Scully and others.

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  • Perry Yoshida

    it’s a good deed but the drug dealers love this day. since cash sales go up

  • Jennifer Cahalan

    I love this!!

  • Jeffrey Byford

    I dont feel like i should be forced to have health insurance, I think everyone would like to have health insurance if they could afford it. If you need affordable health insurance search online “Wise Health Insurance” you dont want to be with out insurance any time.

  • mister s

    Hmmm wonder what the people getting one dollar think ofthose getting a hundred ….

  • Rosa avila

    I always admired him.Giving money and hugs and asking nothing in return.am like him i dont have money am a poor single parent but in what ever i can help am always willing.i love helpping others its a great feelin

  • Jeffro

    The ironic thing about this is that the people this nice old man is handing money out to would mug and kill him if he walked those streets at night. Give your money to people who will use it for food, heat, water, not to some low life drug addict criminals.

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