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SVdP Volunteer Fair - October 1, 2011

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L.A. Dodger Tony Gwynn Jr. encourages you to support St. Vincent de Paul

Days running short to $ave BIG on Back-to-School Clothes in August

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You only have a couple more days to take advantage of this month's 25% off Back-to-School $avings on children's clothing at the Society of St. Vincent de Paul's store in LONG BEACH.

Don't miss this opportunity to have you children dress for less in a variety of clothes you'll only find in the Society's children's clothing department.

St. Vincent de Paul's store is located at 2750 Pacific Coast Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90804. Info: 562-494-9955.

It's time again for Bundle Sunday!

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Help Us Help Others this Sunday by donating your tax-deductible usable clothing, household goods, electronics and misc. items - as well as newspapers - to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.

St. Vincent de Paul donation trucks will be at the below parishes from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. this Sunday, August 28. Feel free to drop off your donations during this time, which is affectionately known as Bundle Sunday!

* Our Lady of the Assumption: 435 Berkeley Ave., CLAREMONT
* St. Pancratius: 3519 Saint Pancratius Pl., LAKEWOOD
* Christ the King: 624 N. Rossmore Ave., LOS ANGELES
* Transfiguration: 2515 W. MLK Jr. Blvd., LOS ANGELES
* Holy Name of Mary: 724 E. Bonita Ave., SAN DIMAS
* Nativity: 1447 Engracia Ave., TORRANCE

* Note - Large items of furniture, appliances and vehicles (running or not) can be donated by calling 323-224-6280 or 800-974-3571.

This way to the Society's Thrift Store in Los Angeles

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The Society of St. Vincent de Paul has a new billboard near its L.A. Store at the intersection of Broadway, Spring and 18th streets (across from Young Nak Church). with an arrow near the address pointing to the direction of the store, the goal is to help drive traffic at the Society's main store and keep St. Vincent de Paul's name in front of the driver's eyes.

Limited spots available for 'Family Camp' this weekend in Santa Barbara

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Limited spots are available for Family Camp, August 26-28, at Circle V Ranch Camp in Santa Barbara. Everything that is available for the children during summer camp will be available at Family Camp. So...relive your childhood and have some good old fashion fun! Info & reservations: 805-688-5252.

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St. Vincent de Paul thanks Michael & Donna Locke

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Thank you, Michael and Donna Locke, for hosting the Society of St. Vincent de Paul's “Wine and Delectable Delights” event recently. The event allowed the Society thank the various sponsors and vendors that assisted in St. Vincent's first annual Hike for the Homeless earlier this year. Next year’s Hike for the Homeless will occur at Griffith Park on April 28. Info: 213-229-9970.

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Spaces are going fast. Reserve yours today!

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Call 805-688-5252 for more information today.
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Donations to be accepted on Bundle Sunday, August 21

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Help Us Help Others this Sunday by donating your tax-deductible usable clothing, household goods, electronics and misc. items - as well as newspapers - to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.

St. Vincent de Paul donation trucks will be at the below parishes from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. this Sunday, August 21. Feel free to drop off your donations during this time, which is affectionately known as Bundle Sunday!

* St. Dominic Savio: 13400 Bellflower Blvd., BELLFLOWER
* St. Finbar: 2010 W. Olive Ave., BURBANK
* St. Barnabas: 3955 Orange Ave., LONG BEACH
* St. Basil: 637 S. Kingsley Dr., LOS ANGELES
* St. Bernard: 2516 W. Ave. 33, LOS ANGELES
* Our Lady of the Rosary: 14815 Paramount Blvd., PARAMOUNT
* Our Lady of Peace: 15444 Nordhoff St., NORTH HILLS
* Sacred Heart: 10800 Henderson Rd., VENTURA

* Note - Large items of furniture, appliances and vehicles (running or not) can be donated by calling 323-224-6280 or 800-974-3571.

$ave BIG on Back-to-School Clothes in AUGUST

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Enjoy Back-to-School $avings throughout the month of August at the Society of St. Vincent de Paul's store in LONG BEACH by receiving 25% off your total purchase of children's clothing.

Dress for less in nice clothes you'll only find in the children's clothing department.

The Society's store is located at 2750 Pacific Coast Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90804. Info: 562-494-9955.

Spots are filling quickly...Reserve your space today!

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Thank YOU Blood Donors

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Thank you to everyone who supported the Society of St. Vicnent de Paul's 1st Annual Blood Drive in Los Angeles yesterday. You helped save many lives!

Sheila Gilbert elected first SVdP female president in the USA

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Joseph Flannigan, outgoing president of the National Council of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul USA, announces his successor...


I am pleased to announce that National Secretary Sheila Gilbert has been elected the 12th President of the National Council of the U.S. Society of St. Vincent de Paul. She will be officially commissioned at the closing liturgy of the National Meeting on September 4, 2011. President-Elect Gilbert will take office on October 1, 2011.

Please join me in congratulating Sheila, and offering her your prayers and good wishes for the Society’s continued progress under her leadership.

Yours in St. Vincent and Blessed Frédéric,


Joseph Flannigan

St. Vincent de Paul hosts Blood Drive on August 16; Gifts for Donors

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Why be ordinary when you can be extraordinary and help save a life? And, who knows? The life you save could be a family member, a friend or even yourself one day.

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul will host a Blood Drive from 12-6 p.m. on Tuesday, August 16 at the Society’s store at 210 N. Avenue 21 in Los Angeles. Participants will not only have an opportunity to win FREE ‘Gas for a Year, but a donor will be selected randomly every day in August for a $50 gas gift card. In addition, blood donors will receive two complimentary VIP tickets to the Laugh Factory and a voucher for two Chivas USA soccer tickets. (Note – Identification is required to donate blood, and there is a $10 total processing fee for the Chivas tickets).

Make your life-saving appointment by visiting www.redcrossblood.org and enter the word StVincentdePaulLA in the Sponsor Code box, or call St. Vincent de Paul at 323-224-6286. Thank you in advance for your assistance in saving a life today!

Did you know?

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St. Vincent de Paul's impact has been felt throughout the world for generations. One shining example is DePaul University , a private institution of higher education and research in Chicago, Illinois. It was founded by the Vincentians in 1898, and is named after the Society's 17th century French priest, who valued philanthropy.

Vincentians are volunteers from all backgrounds of life who help improve the quality of life for thousands of individuals through various acts of charity during the year. Locally, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul's Council of Los Angeles has close to 2,000 Vincentians who serve the homeless and working poor in the counties of Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara.

Information: 323-224-6298 or www.svdpla.org.

Note: Some facts located at Wikipedia.org

LA Weekly has spoken...

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SVdP sees time in the entertainment industry

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The Society of St. Vincent de Paul on Saturday played a small part in what hopes to become a future television program. The Society benefited from some nice donations that will be sold in its thrift stores to help fund St. Vincent de Paul's local charitable services. This not only helps shoppers on fixed incomes, but the store revenue assists the Society's shelter program, its camp for children and daily emergency services.

To donate your usable goods, or for more information, call 323-224-6280 or 800-97-HELP-1.

Photo: Donations are loaded onto a St. Vincent de Paul truck while a camera rolls in the background.

Its NOW or NEVER for summer camp in 2011

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If your child hasn't attended summer camp at Circle V Ranch this year, taking a swim on a hot day in the Los Padres National Forest is just ONE thing he or she is missing. Plus...HUGE savings for children, ages 7-13, who qualify for camperships. The final camp session begins on August 12. Info: 323-224-6213 or visit www.svdpla.org.

Help the local disadvantaged on August 7 in a city near you

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Help the disadvantaged on Sunday by donating your tax-deductible usable clothing, household goods, electronics and misc. items - as well as newspapers - to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.

St. Vincent de Paul donation trucks will be at the below parishes from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. this Sunday, August 7. Feel free to drop off your donations during this time, which is affectionately known as Bundle Sunday!

* Holy Family: 18708 S. Clarkdale Ave., ARTESIA
* St. Bernard: 9627 E. Beach St., BELLFLOWER
* St. Joseph: 11854 Acacia Ave., HAWTHORNE
* St. John the Evangelist: 6028 S, Victoria Ave., LOS ANGELES
* SS. Felicitas & Perpetua: 1190 Palomar Rd., SAN MARINO
* St. Rose of Lima: 1305 Royal Ave., SIMI VALLEY
* St. Jude: 32032 Lindero Canyon Rd., WESTLAKE VILLAGE

* Note - Large items of furniture, appliances and vehicles (running or not) can be donated by calling 323-224-6280 or 800-974-3571.

Words of Society's founder still ring true today for SVdP's outreach

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What sets the Society of St. Vincent de Paul a part from other charitable organizations is its home visits from the Society's close to 2,000 year-round 'Vincentian' volunteers in the counties of Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara. The word home doesn't always mean a residence, though. It sometimes means a car parked alongside a street, a person living in cardboard box under a bridge, etc.

The following are quotes from the Society's founder, Blessed Frédéric Ozanam (1813-1853), that still hold true today in St. Vincent de Paul's outreach to ALL people:

“Let us do without hesitation whatever good lies at our hands”.

“Yours must be a work of love, of kindness, you must give your time, your talents, yourselves”.

“We must do what is agreeable to God. We must do what Our Lord Jesus Christ did when preaching the Gospel. Let us go to the poor. Let us learn of Him”.

“Knowledge of the poor and needy is not gained by pouring over books or in discussions with politicians…

St. Vincent de Paul to host Community Blood Drive; Gifts for Donors

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Why be ordinary when you can be extraordinary and help save a life? And, who knows? The life you save could be a family member, a friend or even yourself one day.

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul will host a Community Blood Drive from 12-6 p.m. on Tuesday, August 16 at the Society’s store at 210 N. Avenue 21 in Los Angeles. Participants will not only have the opportunity to win FREE ‘Gas for a Year, but a donor will be selected randomly every day in August to win a $50 gas gift card. In addition, blood donors will receive two complimentary VIP tickets to the Laugh Factory and a voucher for two Chivas USA soccer tickets. (Note – Identification is required to donate blood, and there is a $10 total processing fee for the Chivas tickets).

Make your life-saving appointment by visiting www.redcrossblood.org and enter the word StVincentdePaulLA in the Sponsor Code box, or call St. Vincent de Paul at 323-224-6286.

$ave BIG on Back-to-School Clothes in Long Beach

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Enjoy Back-to-School $avings throughout the month of August at the Society of St. Vincent de Paul's store in LONG BEACH by receiving 25% off your total purchase of children's clothing.

Dress for less in nice clothes you'll only find in the children's clothing department.

The Society's store is located at 2750 Pacific Coast Hwy, Long Beach, CA 90804. Info: 562-494-9955.

Only two weeks of summer camp remain. Apply NOW before it's too late!

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Whether its making flutes for themselves and for children across the world, or having fun in various activities, boys and girls, ages 7-13, are learning that Circle V Ranch Camp is the hip place to be this summer! Only two weeks of camp remain this season. Will your child be next to attend? Camperships are available for young people who qualify. Call 323-224-6213.

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