Thanksgiving Help Needed


This Thanksgiving, a number of Society of St. Vincent de Paul Conferences (groups of year-round volunteers called ‘Vincentians’) in the counties of Los Angeles and Ventura are seeking help to feed homeless, disadvantaged and working-poor families and individuals. Help Us Help Others!

The following is a list of the various Thanksgiving needs:

COMPTON

Society of St. Vincent de Paul’s Our Lady of Victory (519 E. Palmer St)

Food Baskets – Frozen turkeys, carrots, celery, stuffing mix, cranberry sauce, vegetables, four, sugar, butter and fruit for 30 families.
Financial Gifts – Monetary donations to help purchase the needed food.
Financial gifts – earmarked ‘Thanksgiving 2009’ – can be mailed to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Our Lady of Victory Conference, 519 E. Palmer St., Compton, CA 90221. Donations also can be dropped off at the above address after 9:30 a.m., November 19-23. Information: 310-631-3233.

LOS ANGELES

Society of St. Vincent de Paul’s Our Lady of the Rosary of Talpa Conference (427 S. Evergreen Ave)

Food Baskets – Frozen turkeys, stuffing, instant potatoes, gravy, yams and cranberry sauce for 150 families.
Financial Gifts – Monetary donations to help purchase the needed food and items.
Financial gifts – earmarked ‘Thanksgiving 2009’ – can be mailed to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Our Lady of the Rosary of Talpa Conference, 427 S. Evergreen Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90033. Donations also can be dropped off at the above address from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on November 14 and 16. Information: 323-268-9176.

POMONA

Society of St. Vincent de Paul’s St. Joseph Conference (1150 W. Holt Blvd)

Food Baskets – Canned vegetables, canned fruit, stuffing, instant potatoes, cranberry sauce and pies for 75 families.
FREE Community Thanksgiving Day Meal – Monetary donations welcomed for the meal, which will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thanksgiving Day to approximately 500 people.
Financial Gifts – Monetary donations to help purchase the needed food and items.
Financial gifts – earmarked ‘Thanksgiving 2009’ – can be mailed to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul St. Joseph Conference, 1150 W. Hold Blvd., Pomona, CA 91768. Donations also can be dropped off at the above address from 9 a.m. to Noon until November 18. Information: 909-469-9773.

POMONA

Society of St. Vincent de Paul’s St. Madeleine Conference (931 E. Kingsley Ave)

Food Baskets – Frozen or canned hams, stuffing, instant potatoes, cranberry sauce, rolls, pumpkin pies canned vegetables, canned fruit and $10 grocery vouchers from Stater Bros. or El Super for 75 families.
Financial Gifts – Monetary donations to help purchase the needed food.
Financial gifts – earmarked ‘Thanksgiving 2009’ – can be mailed to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul St. Madeleine Conference, 931 E. Kingsley Ave., Pomona, CA 91767. Donations also can be dropped off at the above address from 8:30 a.m. to Noon and 2-4 p.m., Monday-Friday, until November 18. Information: 909-629-9495.

VENTURA

Society of St. Vincent de Paul’s Our Lady of the Assumption Conference (3175 Telegraph Rd)

Food Baskets – Non-perishable items for 120 families.
Financial Gifts – Monetary donations to help purchase the needed food.
Financial gifts – earmarked ‘Thanksgiving 2009’ – can be mailed to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Our Lady of the Assumption Conference, 3175 Telegraph Rd., Ventura, CA 93003. Donations also can be dropped off at the above address from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday-Friday, and 9 a.m. to Noon, Saturday, until November 22. Information: 805-642-7966 (please call first).

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