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Wheelchair Bound Woman Heads Holiday Food Basket Giveaway - KCAL9/CBS2 News

See the link below for the TV news story on St. Brigid's Conference Christmas food distribution.  

Wheelchair Bound Woman Heads Holiday Food Basket Giveaway « CBS Los Angeles

1,000 SOCKS FROM ST. JEROME'S!

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Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Council of Los Angeles' St. Jerome Conference President Mervin Hughes and Tirrell Bordenave brought an estimated 1,000 socks, as well as hygiene items for the homeless, to the Society's administrative offices Dec. 12, 2012.

Society Executive Director David Fields said, "Way to go St. Jerome!"

Photos: St. Jerome Conference President Mervin Hughes and Tirrell Bordenave.

CHiPs FOR KIDS TOY GIVEAWAY DEC. 15

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The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Council of Los Angeles hosted the CHiPs for Kids Christmas Toy Distribution at the Los Angeles thrift store with free toys for 300 low-income families selected by Vincentians and the Los Angeles Boys and Girls Clubs.  Presenting the toys were Society Executive Director David Fields, Santa (the Society’s St. Paul Conference President Miguel A. Flores) and Society Board President Claire Padama.   Flores, who played Santa, has battled cancer in the past year, and said, “It was overwhelming being a part of such a big celebration.  It made me forget my own problems and battles to survive, to see some happy faces, especially disabled and underprivileged kids.”  One child’s mother said, “Without these toys we would not have a Christmas.”  KCAL/CBS2 anchors Kent Shocknek and Sibila Vargas covered the toy distribution, interviewing families about their struggles. Photo captions (Top): Fields, Santa - Flores - and Padama with two children. (Middle) KCAL/CB…

LAS VEGAS FUND-RAISER TRIP DECEMBER 29

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PARADES, PARADES, PARADES!

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The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Council of Los Angeles participated in three parades last weekend in the sun, December eighth and ninth, and one the weekend before, December second, in some rain: the Northeast Los Angeles Holiday Parade in Highland Park, the Heart of the Harbor Holidays Parade in Wilmington, the Lincoln Heights Holiday Parade, and the Solvang Julefest Parade in Solvang, California.  A Merry Christmas to all from the Society of St. Vincent de Paul!

Photos: (top to bottom) Society walkers and vehicles in the Lincoln Heights Holiday Parade; Vincentians in the Lincoln Heights parade from Sacred Heart Conference; Society Board President Claire Padama and Executive Director David Fields in the Lincoln Heights parade; Padama, Stores Director Kellie McCaffrey-Nady and Assistant Executive Director Susana Santana in the  Highland Park parade, and the Society's Circle V Ranch Camp float in the Solvang Julefest Parade in Solvang, California.

$13,000 FROM BLACK & WHITE FUNDRAISER DONATED TO RUN WINTER SHELTER

SOCIETY PARTNERS WITH CHiPs FOR KIDS AND CBS2 / KCAL9 TV

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The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Council of Los Angeles partnered with CBS2/KCAL9 TV and the California Highway Patrol to serve needy children in Southern California in the CHiPs for Kids Holiday Toy Drive, providing logistics and transportation for the drive with Society trucks.  Society executive director David Fields joined CHP Officer Vince Ramirez and TV Anchor Sandra Mitchell Dec. 6, 2012 at Media Day for the drive at the CBS2/KCAL9 Broadcast Center in Studio City.

SOCIETY IN 68TH ANNUAL NORTHEAST LOS ANGELES HOLIDAY PARADE

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Photos: (top to bottom) Vincentian Alexandra Arias and Los Angeles store employee Megan Stockfleth carry the Society banner; Society Board President Claire Padama and Assistant Executive Director Susana Santana in the back of the convertible with Director of Stores Kellie McCaffrey-Nady; fashion van driver Marcelino Alejandre at the parade December 2, 2012.

CHRISTMAS NEED IN SANTA YNEZ

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CAMP RECEIVES DONATION OF UTILITY CART PLUS 15 DIGITAL CAMERAS

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