Monday, May 22, 2017

Inaugural Circle V Hike4Kids!

Our first Hike4Kids fundraising event to send disadvantaged kids to camp was last weekend and a big hit. Ray Lopez, camp director said, "We had  55 participants hike 2, 4 or 8 miles totaling over 200 miles as a group. We had over 180 people donate to our Hike4Kids event totaling nearly $13,000 and it does not include a check from Coburn Rentals for $1,000 for a total of nearly $14,000 raised!"

May Birthdays at SVdPLA!

Congrats to all employees with May birthdays at St. Vincent de Paul of Los Angeles!

Friday, May 12, 2017

Long Beach Store's Cinco de Mayo

Store Employees at SVdPLA’s Long Beach store celebrate Cinco de Mayo in style! Long Beach Store Manager Gabriela Perez remarked, “Blouses worn were from our inventory. We had the blouses sitting on the racks for 2 weeks and no customers were interested in them, once worn, everyone wanted to purchase them from us!”

Sunday, May 7, 2017

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Saturday, May 6, 2017

Your Donation Helps

Save household items from solitary confinement or worse.... buried forever! If you haven’t used it in a year, give your things a purpose by helping another in need! 

Schedule a pick up now: 1-800-974-3571

Thursday, May 4, 2017

New Donation Drop off Locations Near You!

Find a pop-up location near you to make a donation! Drop off any usable and small household goods, clothes, electronics, appliances, and misc from 8 am – 1:30 pm.Large item pickups, please call 1-800-974-3571

Pop-up locations change every Sunday.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Camp’s Children Receive Lifesaving Hope

Maria is 11 years old, one of nine children in an impoverished family from South Los Angeles. Her mother’s constant drinking worsened after her father was sentenced to five years in prison for assault, and it wasn’t long before they lost their tiny apartment.

Maria lived in a car with her mother and eight siblings for a year until her mother finally sent her to stay with her aunt who lived nearby.

“It breaks my heart to hear they’re going through these horrible things at home.”-Ana, Circle V Camp Counselor

Her aunt wanted to give Maria the childhood she deserved, and with her help, Maria received a scholarship to spend a week at St. Vincent de Paul’s Circle V Ranch Camp.

At camp, Maria learned about life away from the inner city. She played, made friends, and built powerful bonds with her counselors, who gave her support and encouragement she had not received from her parents. Maria’s counselor, Ana, remarked, “It breaks my heart to hear they’re going through these horrible things at home. They open up to you, and it’s just so powerful for both the counselor and the camper.”

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