Monday, February 1, 2010

Calling all Youth!

Dear Young Vincentians & Friends,

This Saturday, February 6, the 10th Annual Paint Project LA will be held at St. Vincent de Paul's homeless shelter - Cardinal Manning Center.

In observance of the "Souper Bowl of Caring" Collection’s National Service Blitz, the Society is hosting the 10th Annual Paint Project L.A. at the Society’s Cardinal Manning Center in downtown Los Angeles’ Skid Row. Come and join with other young Vincentians from across Southern California as we gather to paint, clean and otherwise help out at the Society’s homeless shelter.

On Sunday, February 7, 2010 – "Souper Bowl of Caring" collection at your parish

That time of year is fast approaching – time for the annual "Souper Bowl of Caring." That’s right, Souper Bowl. Every year, on Super Bowl Sunday, youth groups of every denomination across the country stand at the exits of their churches with soup bowls or other containers and ask their parishioners for a $1 donation. That's less than a cup of coffee and less than many newspapers.

As always, we ask those who participate to donate their proceeds to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Conference at their parish – or, if the youth have their own youth Conference, to keep all or part of the proceeds for their own service projects (and they are, of course, free to share part of the proceeds with their adult counterpart). This year, if your youth group wishes, they may designate any portion of the proceeds gathered for the relief efforts for the Haiti earthquake. We ask, as always, that the money be sent to the Society’s Council of Los Angeles office at 210 N. Avenue 21, L.A., CA 90031, along with a note stating that the money is intended for Haiti.

If you have any questions, feel free to call 323-224-6298.

Thanks again for all you do,

Manuel A. Sánchez

Youth/Young Adult Conference Coord.
Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Council of Los Angeles

No comments: