Saturday, October 1, 2016

Faith in God and the Goodwill of Others

Sarah moved with her son from Virginia to Ventura County to live closer to her older son. Her plan was to find work, but first she found little affordable housing. Suddenly homeless in winter, Sarah thought, “I’m in a bad situation, but I’m going to find a place for us to stay until I find an apartment.” Some nights, that place was Denny’s, where she and her son ordered water and coffee so they could stay warm and dry. Through St. Vincent de Paul, Sarah and her son received temporary housing and help from Case Manager Molly Skidmore. Before long, Skidmore found Sarah an apartment. The Society provided bedding, dishes and bus fare so Sarah could move in and go to job interviews. Sarah found a job within a week. Sarah had moments of panic during her homelessness, but said her optimism never waned as she searched for permanent housing. She had faith in God and the goodwill of others.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Prospect Sierra School Serves SVdPLA

Students from Prospect Sierra came from San Francisco to volunteer at our LA thrift store this week. Thank you Prospect Sierra!

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Friday ONLY Sale!

This Friday ONLY, 20% off furniture and 50% off everything else at the LA store! We have a lot of brand new shoes: Nikes, Supras, Adidas, and Toms just to name a few! Stock up for winter coats or get a great deal on Halloween costumes. 

Vincentian Inspirations

"Though the doctor is a member of the staff,
he has need of your intelligent and devoted cooperation."
- St. Vincent de Paul

“Aunque el doctor es un miembro del personal,
él/ella necesita de tu inteligente y devota cooperación.”

- San Vicente de Paul

Heavenly Father, it is so important in this day and age
for physicians and staff to work as a team.
Keep me mindful that the input of all members of the 
team is necessary
for the positive outcome of the work being done.

Padre celestial, es tan importante en estos tiempos
para los médicos y el personal trabajar como un equipo.
Mantenme consciente de que la participación de todos los miembros del equipo
es necesaria para que el trabajo que se realiza sea exitoso. 

Vincentian Services Department
Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Council of Los Angeles

General Meeting Sept. 2016

Over 60 Vincentians met for the Sept. 2016 General Meeting at the De Paul Center this week. Claire Padama presented on the state of the council and was recognized for her 6 years of service as president. New council president Ray Sweet begins his term Oct. 1, 2016. Thank you Claire for your years of service and leadership!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Vincentian Inspiration

Happy Feast Day of our Patron,
St. Vincent de Paul!

¡Feliz Día de nuestro Santo Patrón,
San Vicente de Paul!

"We are living at a time when one must not incur useless expense.
Public distress surrounds us on all sides. It is feared that it may overtake us;
and, even should we be spared, compassion should urge us to do all we can for those who suffer."
- St. Vincent de Paul

“Estamos viviendo en tiempos en los cuales uno no debe contraer gastos innecesarios.
Descontento público nos rodea por todos lados.  Se teme que pueda dominarnos;
y, aun si no sucede esto, la compasión debe impulsarnos a hacer todo lo que podamos por aquellos que sufren.”

-San Vicente de Paul

Today's atmosphere of tremendous change and tight budgeting demands
a great deal of creativity to maintain our work for the poor and suffering.
Gift me, Lord, with the creativity I need to continue that work in spite of the obstacles I face.

La atmósfera de cambios tan tremendos y presupuestos tan escasos demanda
Una gran creatividad para mantener nuestro trabajo por los pobres y los que sufren.
Hazme el regalo, Señor, de la creatividad necesaria para continuar la labor a pesar de los obstáculos que me confrontan.

Vincentian Services Department
Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Council of Los Angeles

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Thrift Store Thursday

At SVdPLA, Thrift Store Thursday kicks off a day early! This Wednesday (9/28) and Thursday (9/29) only, all clothing with a GREEN tag is just 99 cents. New color tags are revealed every Wednesday.

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