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SOCIETY'S U.S. PRESIDENT PRAISES L.A. COUNCIL

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Sheila Gilbert, president of the National Council of the U.S. Society of St. Vincent De Paul, visited the Society's Council of Los Angeles in March 2013. Gilbert spoke on systemic change to end poverty at the council's annual meeting at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels to 550 Vincentian volunteers. Gilbert also toured the council's Skid Row homeless shelter, new family housing, prisoner resettlement house and Los Angeles thrift store.  Gilbert called the Los Angeles council, "a poster council for diversity" and proclaimed the council "one of the best of the country."

Photo: (left to right) Sheila Gilbert tours the Society's Los Angeles thrift store with Society of St. Vincent De Paul, Council of Los Angeles' executive director David Fields. 

CASINO TRIP SENDS NEEDY KIDS TO CAMP

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SOCIETY THANKS LA5 ROTARY CLUB

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Photo: Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Council of Los Angeles Executive Director David Fields thanks the LA5 Rotary Club of Los Angeles for their gift of $5,000 to purchase appliances for the new St. Vincent De Paul Family Housing apartments in Los Angeles this March. The apartments will house homeless families in a safe environment off of Skid Row.

TEEN DONATES TO RANCH CAMP

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Photo: Circle V Ranch Camp and Retreat Center Director Ray Lopez accepts the donation of 2,112 children’s books and 453 arts and crafts items from Isabella Virgen, a 16-year-old member of the Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles Troop 581 in San Marino.
     A 16-year-old Los Angeles County Girl Scout donated books and arts & crafts items to Circle V Ranch Camp and Retreat Center in Los Padres National Forest. Isabella Virgen, a member of Girl Scout Troop 581 of San Marino, California, presented 2,112 children’s books for the summer reading program to camp director Ray Lopez. The teen also donated 453 items of arts & craft supplies for the art & crafts program.       Isabella attended Circle V Ranch Camp three times as part of the Camper-in-Leadership Training program. “I was so impressed with the programs, the staff with their genuine care and all the help given to the kids. I wanted to do something to address specific needs on the camp’s wish list,” she said in an announceme…

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS!

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ST. PATRICK'S DAY SALE MARCH 17

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SOCIETY ON KVTA IN VENTURA COUNTY SUNDAY

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JOAN SOTIROS' 19-YEARS OF SERVICE ON SKID ROW

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Joan Sotiros’ 19 years of service on skid row

RAFFLE WINNER AT RELIGIOUS ED CONGRESS

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Diana K. Madrid won the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Council of Los Angeles' raffle at the Religious Education Congress in Anaheim, California, February 23, 2013.  Madrid won a basket filled with Catholic books and items, including a ceramic wall-hanging of St. Vincent de Paul.

Photo: (right to left) Society Assistant Executive Director Susana Santana presents Madrid with her basket.