Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Donations sought from garment indsutry

Tax-deductible donations sought from the garment industry, where discards can help bring a new life for local families and individuals in need.  For a FREE pickup, or for more information, call 323-224-6280 or 800-974-3571.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Summer Camp Time is Almost Here!

Summer Camp season is almost here!  Don't miss out.  Children, ages 7-13, are eligible to attend the Society's Circle V Ranch Camp near beautiful Santa Barbara this year.  Info: 323-224-6213 or 805-688-5252.

* Click on flyer to enlarge

Monday, May 28, 2012

Happy Memorial Day from St. Vincent de Paul

May we never forget the sacrifices many brave men and women have given over the years.  In honor of Memorial Day, the Society's three thrift stores in Los Angeles, Long Beach and Oxnard will be CLOSED TODAY.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Your tax-deductible usable donations of vehicles, motorcycles, boats and RVs will help deserving families

Your usable vehicle, motorcycle, boat or RV will help improve the quality of life for local families in need.  And, your donation is tax-deductible!  Info: 323-224-6280 or 800-97-HELP-1.

Enjoy your Memorial Day weekend.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Ralphs & Food 4 Less Supermarkets present $22,000 check to Society's Council of Los Angeles

In an effort to assist the Society of St. Vincent de Paul's local charitable programs, Vanessa E. Rosales, manager of community relations of Ralphs & Food 4 Less Supermarkets, presented a $22,000 check to the Society on Thursday at its Los Angeles Thrift Store, 210 N. Avenue 21, 90031.

The donation is a result of the “Bringing Hope to the Table” holiday campaign in which financial gifts were collected in canisters at Ralphs & Food 4 Less' check stands to help local organizations like the Society.

"We are extremely grateful for this generous donation," said David Fields, executive director of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul's Council of Los Angeles, which serves the counties of Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara.  "This gift will allow us to continue to improve the quality of life for children, families and individuals through our varied outreach programs.”  

The check stand fundraising program is geared to help reduce hunger in communities across Southern California.

“Now more than ever, hunger organizations and food banks are stressed and stretched,” said Donna Giordano, president of Ralphs Supermarkets. “People who have never been in need before have been hurt by the difficult economy and they are struggling to meet their families’ basic food needs.”    
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul THANKS Ralphs, Food 4 Less and the many donors who participated in this tremendous holiday program. 

About Ralphs 

Ralphs Grocery Company was founded in 1873 and currently operates 249 supermarkets from its headquarters in Los Angeles. The company is a division of The Kroger Co., (NYSE:KR), one of the nation’s largest food retailers, based in Cincinnati, Ohio. Last year, Ralphs provided more than $6 million in cash and in-kind donations to organizations focused on health, education, the fight against hunger, developing our youth, and the environment. For more about Ralphs, please visit our web site at www.ralphs.com.

About Food 4 Less/Foods Co

Headquartered in Los Angeles, Food 4 Less operates 146 price-impact, warehouse-format supermarkets under the banners Food 4 Less in Southern California, Nevada, Illinois and Indiana, and Foods Co in Central and Northern California. Last year, Food 4 Less contributed more than $4 million to support education, hunger relief, women’s health and local nonprofit organizations in the communities served by the company’s stores. Food 4 Less is a subsidiary of The Kroger Co., (NYSE:KR), one of the nation’s largest grocery retailers, headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. For more information about Food 4 Less, please visit our website at www.food4less.com.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Circle V Ranch Camp Open House is a hit! Send your child to Summer Camp

The Society's Circle V Ranch Camp recently held its Open House to give families a sneak preview of what children can expect during summer camp this year.  More than 200 individuals enjoyed tours, lunch, activities and more.

Feel free to check out photos from Open House at http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.398555660189486.96777.105307186181003&type=1.

If your a parent or guardian and you're seeking a camp this sumemr for your child, age 7-13, consider Circle V Ranch, located above Santa Barbara in the Los Padres National Forest near Cachuma Lake!  Your child will thank you for it!

Information: 323-224-6213 or 805-688-5252.


 

Monday, May 21, 2012

Friday, May 18, 2012

Rotary Club of Los Angeles (LA5) donates financial gift to Society's Council of LA

Dr. Carmen Estrada-Schaye (l) of the Rotary Club of Los Angeles (LA5) presents a $5000 check to David Fields, executive director of the Society's Council of Los Angeles.
The Society's Council of Los Angeles on Friday received a $5,000 donation from the Rotary Club of Los Angeles (LA5) to help purchase appliances for its new family housing project on Virgil Street near Hollywood.  The new housing complex is scheduled to open later this year.  

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Calling Council Vincentians

Dear Vincentians:

We are still looking for a couple of Vincentians who would like to be trained to participate on our team of workshop presenters.  We would love to have at least one or two Vincentian from each district. Please think about it.  Is our Lord calling you to reach out to those who serve Him, by assisting to guide them?  This  training will be to present the Ozanam Formation Workshop.  

Please contact us a soon as possible.  We are trying to determine total count of trainees.  You will be trained in July by the Western Regional Formation Chair, Patricia Metrick and you will continue your training by the Los Angeles staff.  The July training is for three consecutive days.  Info: 888-552-7872. 

We truly would love to have you on our team for the Lord.

Blessings,

Catalina Miller
Director, Vincentian Services

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Los Angeles Dodger Dee Gordon to appear at St. Vincent de Paul Store

SAVE THE DATE...

Los Angeles Dodger shortstop Dee Gordon will greet baseball fans and sign autographs at the Society of St. Vincent de Paul's Store from 12-1:30 pm on Saturday, June 16 at 210 N. Avenue 21, Los Angeles, CA 90031.  One autograph per person.

KLAC Radio's street team will also be at the Society with giveaways and more.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Real estate agents needed to help those less fortunate

St. Vincent de Paul seeks help from local real estate agents.  Click on flyer to enlarge.

Friday, May 11, 2012

HUGE 50% off Mother's Day $ale on May 12


Celebrate MOM with great gifts at deeply discounted prices on Saturday, May 12 at the Society of St. Vincent de Paul's 50% off Mother's Day Storewide Sale (some exclusions apply) in Los Angeles, Long Beach and Oxnard.  You can't go wrong!  And, mom will love you even more!

St. Vincent de Paul store locations can be found on the right side of this blog.

*Click on flyer to enlarge

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Society's 'Glamour to Go' Traveling Boutique at DTLA Art Walk Tonight, May 10


Support the Society's 'Glamour to Go' traveling boutique tonight until 11:30 pm at the DTLA Art Walk in downtown Los Angeles.  You'll be surprised at what you can find at such discounted prices!  Click on flyer to enlarge.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Los Angeles Dodger to appear at St. Vincent de Paul Store

SAVE THE DATE...

Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Dee Gordon will greet baseball fans and sign autographs at the Society of St. Vincent de Paul's Store at 210 N. Avenue 21 in Los Angeles on Saturday, June 16, 2012.

More details to follow in coming weeks.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Real estate agents sought to help ease the ills

St. Vincent de Paul seeks help from local real estate agents.  Click on flyer to enlarge.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Catholics in Media Associates Awards Ceremony

video

See if you can spot a familiar face from the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in this video from the recent Catholics in Media Associates Awards Ceremony at the Beverly Hills Hotel.  Have a good weekend everyone. 

Video by Marshall Thompson. 

BIG Cinco de Mayo Sale TODAY - May 4th


TODAY!  TODAY!  TODAY!

Special Cinco de Mayo $ale at all three St. Vincent de Paul Stores: Los Angeles, Long Beach and Oxnard.  50-percent off storewide savings (some exclusions apply).  Store directions can be found on the right side of this blog (http://www.svdpla.blogspot.com).    

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Cinco de Mayo Storewide Sale at all three St. Vincent de Paul Stores on May 4


Come one.  Come all!  Enjoy storewide savings on everyday household items at the Society's Cinco de Mayo sale on Friday, May 4.  Click on flyer to enlarge.

Share it in Social Media