LOS ANGELES, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Society of St. Vincent de Paul announced today that it will honor Sister Alice Marie Quinn, DC, a member of the Daughter's of Charity, registered dietician and long-time director of the St. Vincent Meals on Wheels Program, at its "Evening with the Society" benefit event on Saturday, May 7, 2011 at the Sheraton Universal Hotel in Universal City. Sr. Alice Marie and her team serve over 3,200 meals each day, delivered to homebound seniors throughout the Los Angeles area.
Funds raised from the event will send hundreds of at-risk children to summer camp at St. Vincent's Circle V Ranch Camp in Santa Barbara County. Additionally, the benefit will provide housing, food and job programs for thousands of homeless men and women with children at downtown Los Angeles Cardinal Manning Center on Skid Row.
"Our annual benefit honors local citizens who have committed to improving the lives of members of our communities in the region we serve in Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties. It's our way of thanking them and awarding them with some well-deserved recognition from over 300 community leaders who will be joining us that evening," says David Fields, the Executive Director of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Council of Los Angeles.
Sr. Alice Marie's devotion to helping low income elderly with access to high quality food and nutrition has been recognized before, including a "Woman of the Year" honor bestowed by the State of California and recognition by the US House of Representative's Select Committee on Aging. "As nice as those honors where, it's really a great honor for me and my team at Meals on Wheels to be honored by our good friends at the Society of St. Vincent de Paul," says Sr. Alice Marie.
Note to Media: Sr. Alice Marie is available for phone interviews in the next two weeks preceding the gala. To arrange an interview please call Brian Pickering at 323-224-6273 or write [email protected]
Sponsors for the Fourth Annual Society of St. Vincent de Paul Benefit include the Daughter's of Charity, Wells Fargo Bank, St. Vincent Medical Center & Foundation, St. Vincent Meals on Wheels – Cuisine a Roulettes, Los Angeles World Airports, Glendale Memorial Hospital, The Riordan Foundation, Polenzani & Hyman Minges Families, Ruth Charles & Philip & Eileen Rapa.
About the Society of St. Vincent de Paul
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Council of Los Angeles has served Ventura, Santa Barbara and Los Angeles Counties for more than a century by providing programs and services to children, the homeless and the poor. For more than 50 years, the Cardinal Manning Center, operated by the Society, has enabled homeless men and women with children to stabilize their life circumstances, regain their self-sufficiency and find permanent housing and employment. The Center provides its clients with countless services, including individual therapy, employment, budgeting and financial counseling, case-management and a computer learning center. For more information visit www.svdpla.org or contact Brian Pickering by phone (323) 224-6273 or email [email protected].
SOURCE Society of St. Vincent de Paul