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RENEW Spring Clothing Drive and Beer Bazaar Highlights at Angel City Brewery

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Highlights of a collaborative project between Angel City Brewery, Jennifer Barry Group, Raven Gypsies and St. Vincent de Paul to bring you Renew Spring Clothing Drive and Beer Bazaar at Angel City Brewery on Sunday, April 24, 2016. Four local fashion bloggers  curated fashion shows to showcase St. Vincent de Paul clothes and merchandise. 
Thanks to bloggers In Land Venice, Hats by Alberto, Tessa Neustadt, and Jxxsy.

LA County Department of Mental Health hosts faith-based Advocacy Council meeting

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April 22, 2016 - Tidings Staff
courtesy photo On April 7, the L.A. County Department of Mental Health (DMH) hosted a meeting of the faith-based Advocacy Council as an opportunity for government representatives and religious leaders to discuss community needs and seek solutions regarding mental health issues, homelessness and substance abuse.
Robin Kay, acting director of the DMH, said her goal is to “move out from the brick-and-mortar image” of the institution to one that reaches the community with the help of the newly created faith-based council.
The department’s budget for 2016-2017 will be used for collaborative projects, including training of congregat
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ARTS DISTRICT—Beer heaven Angel City Brewery is hosting an Earth Day fashion bash at its Public House (216 S Alameda Street) this Sunday from 12pm-12am with a lineup of bloggers and fashionistas including Natalie JoosTessa Neustadt, and Inland Venice's duo Kristin Fedyk and Alberto Hernandez. The event will partner with the St. Vincent de Paul Society to put on a fun fashion show while serving Angel City brews and benefiting the local community with reused, recycled, and reworked clothing. You'll also be able to rock out to music from GaeaSara Santilli, and Pretty Polly Band.

Calling ALL High School-aged Youth and Young Adults!

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Join your peers for friendship, spirituality and service over three days in beautiful Santa Barbara.  Check the flyer for more details about this incredible retreat! https://goo.gl/6CCtLh

LA Weekly Praises Lincoln Heights Living

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In a recent edition devoted to renting in Los Angeles, LAWeekly listed Lincoln Heights as one of “5 Affordable L.A. Neighborhoods Near A Metro Stop”.  Lincoln/Cypress “This Metro Gold Line stop near Lincoln Heights is close enough to the hipster hotbeds Chinatown and Atwater Village that you’re within walking distance of locally brewed craft beer.  But it’s far enough away that you can still find cheap rents and authentic taco stands galore.”

Pam Hudson Visits LA Council

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National SVDP Director of Governance & Membership Services Pam Hudson recently joined our Los Angeles Council’s annual meeting and came by our administrative offices for a visit, posing for this photograph with our Vincentian Services coordinators and leadership. Thanks for your leadership and joining us Pam!

Daily Vincentian Inspiration

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Speaking about a possible organization for the service of the poor:
"Our membership in such a union will bear silent and humble witness to the faith that is in us - a faith that has always inspired its more devoted adherents to work for the good of those the world despises and neglects." - Bl. Frederic Ozanam
Hablando de una posible organización para el servicio de los pobres:
"Nuestra membrecía en tal unión llevará un humilde y silencioso testimonio a la fe que vive en nosotros – una fe que siempre ha inspirado a sus más devotos adherentes a trabajar por el bien de aquellos a quienes el mundo rechaza y abandona.” - Beato Federico Ozanam
As I move through the day, Lord, never let the pressures of work excuse me from taking the time to say those comforting or encouraging words that ease the pain of someone who is suffering.
Mientras paso por mi día, Señor, nunca permitas que las presiones del trabajo me excusen de tomar el tiempo para dar una palabra de aliento o consuelo que alivi…

Calling all philanthropic young adults!

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We have a fun opportunity for you to spend the weekend in Santa Barbra preparing our camp for disadvantaged children for the upcoming summer season. Check the flyer for more details! 
To find out more information about Circle V Ranch Camp please visit https://goo.gl/6CCtLh to follow their Facebook page or http://www.circlevranchcamp.org/ for more information.

Thrift Thursday!

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

Spend less on your dress, so you can spend more on the party!

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We have a large selection of over 200 brand new wedding dresses with original price tag! Some are originally priced at $1,600. We have dresses ranging in sizes from 3-14 in all different styles!

Daily Vincentian Inspiration

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"I am asking Our Lord that we may die to ourselves in order to rise with him. May he be the joy of your heart, the end and soul of your actions, and your glory in heaven." - St. Vincent de Paul “Le pido a Nuestro Señor que podamos morir a nosotros mismos para poder resucitar con él. Que sea él la alegría de tu corazón, el fin y alma de tus acciones, y tu gloria en el cielo.” -San Vicente de Paul
I must die to my selfish, sinful desires and attachments if I want to rise with you, Jesus. Help me to rid myself of all that keeps me from union with you, who are the real joy of my heart. Debo morir a mis deseos y apegos egoístas y pecaminosos si es que quiero resucitar contigo, Jesus.  Ayúdame a deshacerme de todo lo que me aleje de estar en unión contigo, quien eres la alegría real de mi corazón.

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

Felicitas Alo Recognized

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SVdPLA administrative office receptionist Felicitas Alo was recognized today for outstanding efforts in service, safety and teamwork.  Well done Felicitas!  She greets everyone with a smile!

Taco Tues Draws Happy Customers

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SVdPLA staff and customers alike enjoyed the Lobos Truck parked in Los Angeles thrift store lot Tuesday from 3 - 7 PM. Please join us for our next Taco Tuesday!

Non-Profit Marketing Class at USC Annenberg

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Non-Profit Marketing Class students at USC Annenberg wear new SVdPLA hats courtesy of USC alumni Susana Santana, Deputy Executive Director of St. Vincent de Paul of Los Angeles.  The students advised the Society, as a part of their class, on how to improve our marketing.

Thrift Thursday

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Stop by this Wednesday and Thursday to get all CLOTHING with GREEN colored tags are 99 cents! Every week is a new color, check back next Wednesday to see what color will be next. Happy thrifting!

Mount Saint Mary’s Volunteers

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Volunteers from Mount Saint Mary’s University helped out at the St. Vincent de Paul Los Angeles thrift store this weekend.  Thanks Mount Saint Mary’s! 
"Great group! What made it even more special was the families. We had a few parent and child volunteers." - Alfred Rodriquez, General Operations Director of Stores
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"The conversion of a soul is not a thing done once and for all; this conversion, our conversion, must take place daily. Every day we must direct our soul anew towards God and make it pass from the demands of nature to the call of grace." - Mother Suzanne Guillemin, D.C.
“La conversión de un alma no es algo que se haga de una vez y para siempre; esta conversión, nuestra conversión, debe tomar lugar todos los días.  Cada día debemos dirigir nuestra alma nuevamente a Dios y hacerle pasar de las demandas de la naturaleza a la llamada de su gracia.” -Madre Suzanne Guillemin, H.C.
Let me live each day to its fullest, Lord. Only with you at my side can I reach my true potential. Permíteme vivir  cada día plenamente, Señor. Solamente contigo a mi lado puedo alcanzar mi potencial verdadero.
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Vincentian Services Department
Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Council of Los Angeles