LOW-INCOME SCHOOLKIDS RECEIVE BACKPACKS
Catholic schoolchildren from 45 low-income, inner-city families received free backpacks with school supplies and rosaries from the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Council of Los Angeles and the Specialty Family Foundation Friday, October 4, 2013 at the third annual Back-to-School Backpacks Awards Luncheon in Los Angeles.
Speakers were Reverend Bill Muller S.J., president of Verbum Dei High School; Joe Womac, executive director of the Specialty Family Foundation; schoolchild Charles Flock; Claire Padama and David Fields, board president and executive director of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Council of Los Angeles.
A student named Erwin from Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Catholic School attended with his mother, Carmen, who is in a wheelchair. “Thank you so much!” they said.