Thursday, January 18, 2018

Society says goodbye to long-time Vincentian

At 101 years old, Tom Kobayashi was the oldest living Vincentian. He made it his life’s work to continue spreading the message of St. Vincent and Frederic. He was, most assuredly, the type of person Frederic and the Society’s other founders hoped would continue on with the mission they started. Mr. Kobayashi passed away on Thursday, January 4, 2018.

Read his Story

    Shown above: Tom Kobayashi as a young man. 
   Shown above: Roger Playwin, former SVdP National Council CEO and Tom Kobayashi

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Michelle Vo Memorial Serving at CMC

Friends and New York Life coworkers of Michelle Vo served dinner this week to the homeless men at theCardinal Manning Center on Skid Row, in memory of Michelle who was killed in the Las Vegas mass shooting in 2017. "Today was Michelle's birthday," said coworker Jesse Rios, "She would have been 33. She was always involved in giving back to the community. She was a small person with a big heart." Dinner organizer Jeff Durbin said, "She gave unconditional love to everyone she met." 

Epiphany Celebration at St. Patrick’s

St. Patrick's Conference in Burbank celebrates the Epiphany of the Lord by hosting a celebration and donating toys the children of the community. 

Friday, January 12, 2018


Hundreds of shoppers came out for the 50% sale on now until 6pm to mark the Grand Reopening of  the SVdPLA LA Thrift Store, recently remodeled for your shopping convenience!

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

January is Poverty Awareness Month!

During Poverty Awareness Month, join the U.S. Bishops, the Catholic Campaign for Human Development and the Catholic community in the United States in taking up Pope Francis' challenge to live in solidarity with the poor!
Poverty Awareness Month

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Spirit of Christmas at SVdPLA

Kinmin (L ) left our employee Christmas party early (he was off that day) and gave his raffle ticket to Thomas (R). Kinmin’s ticket was chosen as winner of the large-screen TV.  Thomas could have claimed the TV but indicated that Kinmin was in fact the winner. Kinmin then donated the TV back to Thomas for use in his church. A great Christmas story of honesty, integrity and compassion. God bless our SVdPLA employees.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Thanks to SDSA for the CHP Toy Giveaway

Thanks to the generous members of the Set Decorators Society of America for decorating SVdPLA for our CHP Toy, Food and Shoe Giveaway to poor children.