Glamour & charitable work come together at SVdP Store in Los Angeles





Glamour and charitable work came together at the Society of St. Vincent de Paul's Thrift Store today when the Society's new 'Traveling Boutique' was introduced prior to the store's 1st Thanksgiving basket distribution.

Society President Claire Padama spoke about the fashion van - the first of its kind for a non-profit in Los Angeles - and how it will help further enhance the Society's visibility and work for the local homeless and disadvantaged. It was Claire's dream that St. Vincent de Paul have a fashion van.

Society Store Director Tony Terrazas, who designed the store turkey distribution, thanked AAA Rubbish, Inc. and Athens Services for sponsoring the holiday giveaway. More than 120 local families benefited from the distribution, as each received a turkey and all the fixings.

St. Vincent de Paul Deputy Executive Director David Garcia welcomed everyone and served as the emcee.

Photos (top-bottom): Society President Claire Padama introduces the Traveling Boutique; Standing near the new fashion van are (l-r): Society Store Director Tony Terrazas, Fashion Van Art Designer Mary Hickey, Society Deputy Executive Director David Garcia and Claire Padama; Holding a Thanksgiving basket is Tony Terrazas (l) alongside Donny Beal of AAA Rubbish; KCBS/KCAL TV News covers the special event.

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