On Sept. 22, St. Vincent de Paul of Los Angeles and the Catholic Schools Collaborative presented 44 low-income Catholic school children with backpacks loaded with school supplies.

Bruce Willison, dean emeritus of the UCLA Anderson School of Management and chair of the collaborative, spoke to the children on the importance of a Catholic education.

To learn more about St. Vincent de Paul of Los Angeles, please visit svdpla.org. For a free pickup of your donations, please call (800) 974-3571.