Father Chase distributed $15,000 -- mostly in singles -- to grateful recipients outside the Salvation Army Mission at 5th Street and Sanford Street in downtown Los Angeles.
Father Maurice Chase, a.k.a. "Father Dollar Bill" (KTLA-TV)
Many received blessings from the 91-year-old as well.
Some of the most needy were given $20 bills and even $100 bills.
Father Chase, a Catholic priest who works with the Skid Row Charity Fund, has been handing out cash every Thanksgiving for some 32 years.
He says the money comes from Mrs. Bob Hope, Mrs. Frank Sinatra, Bob Newhart, Eli Broad, Vin Scully and many others.