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Spring is in the air! Enjoy the extra sunlight with us and take advantage of our extended hours this Tuesday! We’re going to have the Lobos Truck, music, and prizes to win.

Lund 40 Acts of Kindness and Fit 40k Miles by Memorial Day

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By: AJOT | Mar 30 2016 at 08:42 AM | Intermodal La Cañada Flintridge CA - In conjunction with their 40 years in business, the Allen Lund Company will be completing 40 Acts of Kindness in 2016. Each of their 30 nationwide offices, as well as all support departments have been invited to participate with their own events. The 40 Acts of Kindness kicked off in February with a Build a Bike event held in San Diego, in partnership with Team Bonding. Five girl and five boy bikes were built to give to children from the Boys & Girls Club of Greater San Diego. “As the Allen Lund Company celebrates our 40 years in business we have launched our largest community service project. Kind deeds come from a desire to give back, generated by a core response deep within all of us. When we carry out an act of kindness it is a message of love from one heart to another,” stated Kenny Lund, VP of Support Operations.
In continuation with their 2016 goal of giving back to the community they have many projec…

Avery Dennison Serves the CMC

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Volunteers from Avery Dennison served a delicious lunch today to the homeless at St. Vincent de Paul’s Cardinal Manning Center homeless program on Skid Row in Los Angeles.  Thank you Avery Dennison!

Daily Inspiration

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Then one of the twelve, who was called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests and said, "What will you give me if I hand him over to you?" They paid him thirty pieces of silver. And from that moment he began to look for an opportunity to betray him. Matthew 26:14-16
Entonces uno de los doce, que se llamaba Judas Iscariote, fue a los principales sacerdotes,
y les dijo: ¿Qué me queréis dar, y yo os lo entregaré? Y ellos le asignaron treinta piezas de plata.
Y desde entonces buscaba oportunidad para entregarle.
Mateo 26:14-16

The Betrayal of Christ, 1596-97 Giuseppe Cesari, Galleria Borghese, Rome

There were two treacheries. Judas went out to grab his money, betrayed Jesus, and then killed himself in despair. Peter, despite his protests, would deny his Lord; he faced his own appalling guilt, then wept bitterly. His failure was not the end of the mission, but the beginning.
Success is what I do with my failures. Teach me to trust in your love Lord, no matter what I have done, and to …
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Stop by this Wednesday and Thursday to get all WHITE colored CLOTHING for 99 cents! Every week is a new color, check back next Wednesday to see what color will be next. 

Youth Serve the Homeless

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Youth and Young Adults serve lunch to the homeless at the SVdPLA Cardinal Manning Center to celebrate the Feast Day of  St. Joseph, March 19,2016.





Easter Eggstravaganza!

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50% off women’s clothes/shoes & large appliances!  Do you have your Easter outfit yet?

Event Coming Soon!

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Fashion, music, and everything green! Check back to see 
what more we have coming!

Best Places to Go Thrifting on L.A.'s Eastside

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BYMAYA KACHROO-LEVINEWEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 2016 AT 9:40 A.M.

There’s a substantial amount of polite confusion in L.A. about the difference between “thrift shops” and “vintage shops.” And no one — not even the people who own these fine establishments — knows where to draw a line. To my mind, going “thrifting” involves hunting around for deals on secondhand stuff and coming home with $4 jeans that I can distress myself. Thrift shops are where you treat yourself to new-to-you clothes because you don’t want to shell out for yet another $50 shirt you'll wear once when you could get 10 shirts for the same price, and where you find outfits for the annual ugly sweater Christmas parties. On the other hand, I think of “vintage” shops as carrying highly curated selections of clothing and accessories that I can’t afford, like an authentic Chanel bag or prescription sunglasses. Across L.A., thrift shops are disappearing while vintage boutiques are popping up all over the place. After a Saturday o…

Thrift Thursday

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Stop by this Wednesday and Thursday to get all RED colored CLOTHING for 99 cents! Every week is a new color, check back next Wednesday to see what color will be next. 

Santa Paula Times

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Tom Lugo of St. Vincent de Paul honored with Chamber Edwards Award March 02, 2016 ByPeggy Kelly Santa Paula News
Their motto is “No act of charity is foreign to our Society” and the Santa Paula Chamber of Commerce honored the leader of the local Society of St. Vincent de Paul for bringing charity to all. Tom Lugo was honored with the Sam Edwards Lifetime Achievement Award at the Feb. 24 awards luncheon held at Casa del Mexicano. Also honored were Debbie and Don Johnson, Citizens of the Year; Business of the Year Calavo Growers, Inc.; and Nonprofit of the Year Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa Clara Valley. The Community Service Award was presented to Santa Paula Memorial Hospital, the local campus of the Ventura County Medical Center. Lugo, whose family has lived in Santa Paula for more than 50 years, has been the President of the local chapter of the St. Vincent de Paul for the last six years and a member for over 15 years.   Inspired by Gospel values, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, …
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"You represent the goodness of God to the sick." - St. Vincent de Paul
"Tu representas la bondad de Dios a los enfermos." - San Vicente de Paul




Lord, I want to show your goodness to others but sometimes my shortcomings seem to prevail. Help me to become the person you want me to be so others can see your image in me.
Señor, quiero mostrar tu bondad a otros pero a veces mis propias fallas prevalecen. Ayúdame a llegar a ser la persona que tu quieres que sea para que otros puedan ver tu imagen en mi.

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

2nd Annual Renew Spring Clothing Drive and Beer Bazaar

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"We must always do things with the greatest possible simplicity." - St. Vincent de Paul
“Debemos siempre hacer las cosas con la mayor sencillez posible.” -San Vicente de Paul


Grant me, Lord, the ability to speak and act candidly, acknowledging the contributions of others whenever possible.
ConcÉdeme, seÑor, la habilidad de hablar y actuar cÁndidamente, Reconociendo las contribuciones de otros siempre que sea posible.
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Vincentian Services Department
Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Council of Los Angeles

LA's 24 Best Vintage Stores and Fleas to Explore Right Now - Natalie Alcala on Mar 11, 2016, 10:00a

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http://la.racked.com/maps/los-angeles-vintage-shops It's a known fact that Los Angeles is a retro fashion lover's dream. With vintage boutiques, consignment stores, and flea markets in just about every neighborhood, our city knows how to pay tribute to style from the past, which is why taste makers from around the globe flock here to visit the city's many buzz-worthy haunts. Given that LA hosts an overwhelming amount of options for hard-to-find throwback treasures, we've narrowed it down to 24 inspiring, brilliantly-curated places to visit as soon as possible. Photo: Mister Freedom

Daily Vincentian Inspiration

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"To commit ourselves to Him for strength and refuge is the only relief from thoughts which would overpower the mind that did not resist them." - St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
El único alivio que podemos tener sobre pensamientos que dominen una mente débil, es un verdadero compromiso y entrega con Él, para obtener fortaleza y refugio. -Santa Isabel Ana Seton http://somos.vicencianos.org/santoral/santos-de-la-familia-vicenciana/santa-isabel-ana-seton/
Lord, teach me how to let go and trust you, so my faith can grow and my hope increase.
Señor, enséñame el desapego y confianza en ti, para que mi fe pueda crecer y mi esperanza aumentar.
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Vincentian Services Department
Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Council of Los Angeles
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Stop by this Wednesday and Thursday to get all blue colored CLOTHING for 99 cents! Every week is a new color, check back next Wednesday to see what color will be next.

St. Patrick's Week Sale!

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Starting tomorrow until Sunday all couches are buy one get one FREE!

Circle V Ranch Campers craft flutes for children in Philippines - March 10, 2016 - Tidings Staff

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Earlier this year, children in the Philippines received recorder-style folk flutes crafted under the direction of award-winning musician John Zeretzke, founder of the Flutes Across the World workshop. Society of St. Vincent de Paul’s Circle V Ranch hosted the workshop to teach campers aged 7 to 13 to craft two flutes, one to keep and one to donate to an underprivileged child in the Philippines. Under Zeretzke’s direction, campers learned to sand, shape, decorate and play the flutes. Each camper enclosed a note and picture of themselves along with their donated flute. In January, Zeretzke and Claire Padama of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul traveled to various underprivileged areas to distribute more than 200 flutes. “Our Circle V Ranch campers through the Flutes Across the World project have connected, in a uniquely caring and educational way, with Filipino children in need. These wonderful flutes communicate the happiness and learning that occurs when children give other children…
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"The sign of Christ's love possessing a heart: Liberty of mind, constant awareness of others' needs and the demands of the apostolate." - Mother Suzanne Guillemin, D.C.
“La seña del amor de Cristo cuando posee a un corazón:  Libertad de mente, conciencia constante de las necesidades de otros y las demandas del apostolado.” -Madre Suzanne Guillemin, H.C.



Father, today, I will try to listen to the needs of those around me.
Padre, hoy trataré de escuchar las necesidades de aquellos a mi alrededor.
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Vincentian Services Department
Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Council of Los Angeles

Spring Break Service “Transforms” SJU Students

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Produced by: Office of Marketing and Communications  For 39 students at St. John’s this semester, spring break proved the perfect time to put the University’s Vincentian values into action by immersing themselves in uninterrupted service at sites around the country. Sponsored by the Division of Student Affairs and Campus Ministry, the activities offered the undergraduates an opportunity to reflect on their faith, gain real-world experience, and find meaning through helping those in need. Thirteen students traveled to Give Kids the World, a 79-acre nonprofit resort in Central Florida that provides weeklong, cost-free vacations to children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. A special guest this spring break was Safyre Terry, an 8-year-old girl whose entire family was killed in a fire in May of 2013. She was hosted by Give Kids the World after her 2015 request for people to send her Christmas cards went viral. The St. John’s students presented Terry with Christmas cards …
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“Have the courage to own up to one’s omissions and blunders.”
– St. Vincent de Paul “Ten el valor de admitir tus propias omisiones y errores.” -San Vicente de Paul

To admit to my failures takes a lot of humility and courage. Rather than yielding to despondency, let me see these occasions as times of growth, painful as they may be.
Adminitr mis faltas toma mucha humildad y valor. En vez de ceder al abatimiento, permíteme ver estas ocaciones como un tiempo para crecer, aunque éste sea doloroso.
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Vincentian Services Department
Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Council of Los Angeles

Catholic Charities Ventura honors 32 as ‘Partners in Service’

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Friday, March 4, 2016

More than 30 parishioners from 15 Ventura County parishes were honored for their volunteer service to church and community at Catholic Charities’ annual Partners in Service Awards Dinner, held Feb. 21 at Padre Serra Church in Camarillo.
The honorees were commended by Santa Barbara Region Bishop Robert Barron for helping to build and nourish “the mystical body, the living organism that is the Catholic Church. What we do in celebrating our liturgy and in serving our community is interconnected; one feeds the other, and together they feed our efforts to evangelize.”
The fundraising dinner celebrates those from the Ventura County portion of the Santa Barbara Region who serve in numerous parish and outreach ministries, including liturgy, faith formation, family life and social justice. Honorees serve as catechists, RCIA team members, liturgical ministers, plant and maintenance volunteers, St. Vincent de Paul Society members, providers of food and shelter to the hungry an…

Italian Dinner Benefits Society

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29thAnnual St. Joseph’s Table,Holy Family Church, 1501 Fremont Ave., South Pasadena. A continental breakfast and traditional Italian delicacies, pastries and flowers from the St. Joseph’s Table will be sold after all Masses. A complimentary Italian dinner will be served from 12 p.m.-7 p.m. All are welcome! Admission is free. All donations go to the Holy Family Giving Bank and St. Vincent de Paul Society. Info: Theresa (626) 403-6102.

Rundalay Sock Giveaway at the CMC

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SVdPLA and Amazon Smile

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What is AmazonSmile?
AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support SVdPLA every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Los Angeles.

SVdPLA to Ed. Congress

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St. Vincent de Paul of Los Angeles had a strong presence this year at the Religious Education Congress in Anaheim.  St. Vincent de Paul’s team led a workshop on understanding poverty that was sold out with 150 participants.  Above is a photo of our executive director David Fields speaking to Franciscan Media about St. Vincent de Paul in Los Angeles and our workshop.