Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Society Speaks to Paramount Rotary

Chris Sariego, the Society’s Director of Public Relations and Marketing spoke to the Rotary Club of Paramount yesterday on the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Council of Los Angeles.  The Paramount Rotary Club was a warm and welcoming group.  Next week the Society will speak to the Rotary Club of Santa Clarita, joined by local Vincentians Hilmar Rosenast and Rick Montoya. Rosenast is a past council president of the Society. If you are a Santa Clarita Rotary Club member we look forward to meeting you!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Final World Cup Soccer Ball Winner

Erik Limon won the final official World Cup soccer ball last week at the Society’s Los Angeles thrift store.  Limon and his friends came in to pick up the ball.  Limon described them as regular shoppers for clothing, bikes and other items.  “My grandmother is like a 30-year-shopper at the store and she told us about it,” smiled Limon.  Congratulations Erik on your new World Cup soccer ball, a $169 dollar value!

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Gift Bags at 2014 Catholics in Media Awards (CIMA) Highlight Society

Broken children are mended here by getting some love

St. Vincent de Paul’s summer Circle V Ranch Camp provides more than wilderness experiences to 1,200 kids.

Sitting on a wood plank bench in the outdoor chapel, Matthew Herrera was seriously thinking how much more comfortable it was then on those big round logs — lots better with no bugs crawling up your legs. For five years he’d swatted them away.

This morning, midway through the week of his sixth summer at Circle V Ranch Camp, he was listening to Father Peter, who he liked a lot, do his sing-song thing — calling out and campers calling back.
Like right now, with the priest saying in “church talk” you could understand, even with his funny Irish accent, “‘The table at which He was plentifully nourished.’ Nourish means to feed. What does nourished mean?”

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Society Speaks to West Covina Rotary

Chris Sariego, the Society’s Director of Public Relations and Marketing, was invited by West Covina Noontime Rotary Club President Mary Ramos to speak to the club about the Society July 17, 2014.  Ramos is also a Vincentian, and the President of Saint Joseph, La Puente, Conference of Charity. Several West Covina Rotarians said after Sariego’s presentation that they look forward to donating used furniture and appliances to the Society’s thrift stores.  For free pickup by truck of your donation please call 1-800-974-3571.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Store Employees Complete Six Sigma

Many of the Society’s Los Angeles thrift store employees completed on July 15,2014 the Lean Six Sigma Class Level I to increase productivity in the store.

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