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Enjoy Catholic Comedy Night - May 4

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A night of clean family comedy this coming Friday, May 4! 

When registering, please mention the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, as we'll receive a portion of the sales for our charitable programs. Click here to register today.

Only 1 week remains. Don't miss out. Register today!

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ONLY 1 weeks remains until THE HIKE of the year!

Don't be left out. Join today! Adults, children and pets on leashes can participate in the Society of St. Vincent de Paul's 2nd Annual Hike for the Homeless at 8:30 am on Saturday, April 28 at beautiful Griffith Park in Los Angeles.

Sign up NOW to help the Society's new family housing program for women and children (to open later this year) and the Cardinal Manning Center (shelter). Hike individually or as a team. The group that has the most paid hikers will win $1,000. YOUR Hike can literally help change a life!

If you can't make it in person be a virtual hiker. For more information or reservations, visit http://www.hike4thehomeless.com.

Where DJ Skeet Skeet Digs for Treasure in Lincoln Heights

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Image via Yelp

by Yale Breslin
www.la.racked.com

Los Angeles has more stores than anyone could physically tackle, but somehow we always keep returning to the usual suspects. To break out of the rut, we've asked some local shopping and fashion gurus to provide their hidden retail gems—those unique stores around LA that we might not all know about. Cue the Beatles: We're about to get a little help from our friends.

DJ Skeet Skeet, born Trevor McFedries, is an LA-based DJ, producer and director who likes to surprise his out-of-town guests by taking them to Society of St. Vincent De Paul Thrift Store, a vintage emporium in Lincoln Heights where Skeeter (as he's also known) finds vintage synthesizers. He's on the hunt for more...and he wants your help.

"I like old stuff. I also like digging for gems through endless piles of stuff. While Eastsiders may be familiar with Society of St. Vincent De Paul Thrift Store, I like to surprise my Westside friends and DJs/bands from out …

Catholic Comedy Night - May 4

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A night of clean family comedy! When registering, please mention the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, as we'll receive a portion of the sales for our charitable programs. Click here to register today.

Strengthening Franciscan Values Through Christian Service Immersion

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By Andy Burghdorf '00, St. Francis High School
Pasadena NOW

Although Skid Row is only a short thirty minute car ride from St. Francis High School’s La Canada Flintridge campus, the suffering and desperation that permeates the nation’s largest stable population of homeless persons often seems a world away. However, the harsh reality of such a disparity came to life for thirteen St. Francis students on Monday, April 9, 2012, when they participated in the school’s Christian Service Immersion (CSI) program which landed them at The Midnight Mission on the corner of 6th Street and San Pedro in downtown Los Angeles.

Here are some staggering figures: According to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, on any given night in Los Angeles . . .
• Just over 43,000 people are homeless, almost 20% of these families with children, the highest homeless population for any major metropolitan area in the country.
• Another 16% to 20% of homeless adults are employed in low paying jobs.
• 42% are chronically ho…

Thank you for your support!

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St. Vincent de Paul Stores are located in Los Angeles, Long Beach and Oxnard. Store sites and telephone numbers can be found in the right-hand column of this blog.

Society's 2nd Annual Hike for the Homeless is April 28

ONLY 2 weeks remain until the HIKE of the year! Don't be left out. Join today!

Adults, children and pets on leashes can participate in the Society of St. Vincent de Paul's 2nd Annual Hike for the Homeless at 8:30 am on Saturday, April 28 at beautiful Griffith Park in Los Angeles. Sign up NOW to help the Society's new housing program for women and children (to open later this year) and the Cardinal Manning Center (shelter). Hike individually or as a team. The group that has the most paid hikers will win $1,000.

YOUR Hike can literally help change a life! If you can't make it in person be a virtual hiker. For more information or reservations, visit http://www.hike4thehomeless.com.

Feel free to view a short video from last year's hike that aired on KCAL 9 News.

2nd Annual Pre-Hike for the Homeless Event

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The Society of St. Vincent de Paul recently held a pre-hike event in Los Feliz to kick off the upcoming 2nd Annual Hike for the Homeless on April 28 in Griffith Park. It was a networking event that included finger foods and information about the Society's shelter program, and how the hike will benefit the Society's work - including its new housing program for women and children.

If YOU would like to have fun hiking and help the local homeless at the same time, visit http://hike4thehomeless.com or call 213-229-9972.

Photo: Michael & Donna Locke enjoy the event.

Leading the Way in L.A. County

Help Yourself. Help Others. SHOP St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store.

FREE donation pickups also availabe: 800-97-HELP-1 (800-974-3571).

Real Estate Agents can help families in need

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The Society is seeking the assistance of the real estate world with unwanted items that can be picked up for FREE! Why pay to have household items picked up when the Society's trucks can pick them up for FREE! The items are tax-deductible and will help countless children, women and men through the Society's local charitable programs.

Happy Easter!

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As we celebrate this special holiday, let us remember the true meaning of Easter. Happy Easter everyone!

HUGE 50% off Easter $ale on Saturday, April 7 in L.A., Long Beach and Oxnard

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Words of wisdom from Los Angeles Dodger Tony Gwynn Jr.

As Americans celebrate Opening Day to the 2012 Major League Baseball season, Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Tony Gwynn Jr. serves up an important reminder...

Shopping St. Vincent de Paul Stores help many individuals

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When YOU shop the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Stores in Los Angeles, Long Beach and Oxnard, YOU save BIG on household items you need most! Simultaneously, your support helps support the Society's local charitable programs for families and individuals in need. It's a win-win situation! Thank you for your support!

HUGE Easter $ale on Saturday, April 7

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