Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Turkey Dinner Giveaway on Telemundo at 5:30pm Today

Telemundo52 news anchor Azalea Iniquez interviews recipients of free Thanksgiving dinners today in the Society of St. Vincent de Paul's LA thrift store parking lot.  225 dinners were given to needy families. Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 24, 2014

SVDPLA Employee Thanksgiving Lunch

Friday, Nov. 21, 2014 Society employees were treated to a Thanksgiving lunch. Thanks St. Vincent de Paul!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Society on Archbishop's TV Show

The Society will have a one-minute promotional video on Archbishop Gomez’ Spanish-language TV show this Friday at 2 p.m. on Guadalupe Radio/TV on 87.7 FM and on 63.2 digital TV.  The show can also be streamed live via Internet at https://guadaluperadio.com

Monday, November 17, 2014

Koreatown group marks 20 years of feeding homeless

LOS ANGELES — A dedicated band of unsung heroes has built what homeless people say is one of the most reliable hot meal programs on Los Angeles’ Skid Row.
“It’s a tradition,” said Charles, a Latino homeless man. “You know they’re going to be here.”
Joseph K. Ahn is a lay leader of the Korean ministry at St. Basil Catholic Church in Los Angeles Koreatown, but he learned of the ministry’s little-known program only after it had been operating for 13 years.
Read the entire article here

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Society in The Korea Times

SVDPLA Vincentians from Saint Basil’s Catholic Church Korean Conference of Charity were featured November 12, 2014 in an article in The Korea Times in recognition of the Vincentians’ 20 years of service feeding the homeless of Skid Row.

Friday, November 7, 2014

SVDPLA President Claire Padama’s Birthday

Photo: Claire Padama, president of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Council of Los Angeles celebrated her birthday today at the council’s Los Angeles administrative offices.  Happy birthday Claire!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Expanding the World for Children through Camp

Danny is a 10 year old, fifth grader, with a 3.6 GPA at Guardian Angel Catholic School in Pacoima, California. Guardian Angel Catholic School is located next to government housing projects where many families cannot afford a quality education for their children.  Like 98% of the students who attend Guardian Angel, Danny receives the vital financial aid that is providing him with a strong educational and spiritual foundation.  In addition, Guardian Angel provides young children, like Danny, with many after-school activities to help expand their opportunities in life.  Danny participates in extracurricular activities like basketball, soccer and the music program.
However, the staff at Guardian Angel Catholic School, along with other Catholic Schools serving low-income families, know that additional life experiences for the students, such as camp and meeting children from all over California, provide them with an even wider view of our world.  Guardian Angel School is one of 23 member schools of the Catholic Schools Consortium that benefit from a grant that together with the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Circle V Camp make this experience a reality for these students.

SVdP featured on EWTN

Last Thursday, Society of St. Vincent de Paul leaders, International President General Michael Thio, National President Sheila Gilbert and CEO Dave Barringer sat down with EWTN's Jim and Joy Pinto. They were featured on an episode of "At Home with Jim and Joy" where they discussed the Society and its work:http://ewtn.com/tv/live/athomewithjimandjoy.asp.

Halloween at SVDPLA

Photo: SVDPLA administrative, social services, camp and Los Angeles store staff at the Society's annual Halloween party and costume contest.