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Vincentian Inspiration

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"New works, however holy, do not develop unless they have a promoter who follows them closely." - St. Vincent de Paul
Nuevas obras, cuan santas sean éstas, no se desarrollan a menos que tengan un promotor que les de seguimiento de muy cerca.
-San Vicente de Paul O God, remove from me all fear of new beginnings.  Give me the courage I need to undertake and see to completion good works done in your name.
O Señor, remueve de mi todo miedo de un nuevo comienzo.  Dame la fortaleza que necesito para tomar en mis manos y llevar a cabo buenas obras hechas en tu nombre.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Vincentian Services Department
Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Council of Los Angeles

St. John Bosco High School to SVdPLA

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Thanks to St. John Bosco High School  students for their day of service at our LA thrift store. Your work assists the poor and homeless.

Job Alert!

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“Our Society’s strength and success comes from our ability to develop, attract and retain talented employees motivated to help those in need of our services within our communities.  We embrace diversity in the workplace. The Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from all sectors of the community.”
Cashier: Part-time only Details here. Excellent customer service skillsRetail & Cashier experienceTouch screen register experience preferredMust work weekends and some holidaysMust exceed in a team dynamicBilingual in English and Spanish is a plusHigh School Diploma or GEDMust be able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs. 
Furniture Helper: Part-time only Details here.  Cashier experience a plusGreat customer service skillsMust work weekends and some holidaysMust exceed in a team dynamicBilingual in English and Spanish is a plusHigh School Diploma or GEDMust be able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs. 
Driver: Part-time only Details here.  Must have 3+ experience driving a box truc…

Vincentian Inspiration

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“It is from prayer that we must expect the light and strength that are indispensable for a veritable renewal; it is in prayer that we shall discover the particular points toward which we should direct our efforts.”
– Mother Suzanne Guillemin, D.C.
“Es de la oración que debemos esperar la luz y la Fortaleza que son indispensables para una renovación real; Es en la oración que vamos a descubrir las áreas particulares a donde debemos dirigir nuestros esfuerzos.”
-Madre Suzanne Guillemin, H.C. – Today, I resolve to find a few quiet moments to spend in your presence, Lord. There I hope to find the strength and courage I need to renew myself.
-Hoy, me comprometo a encontrar unos momentos en silencio para estar en tu presencia, Señor. Allí espero encontrar la fortaleza y el valor que necesito para renovarme.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Council of Los Angeles www.svdpla.org

Thrift Thursday

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Thrift Store Thursday kicks off a day early! Wednesday (1/25) and Thursday (1/26) only, all clothing with a BLUE tag is just 99 cents. New color tags are revealed every Wednesday.

January Birthdays at SVdPLA

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With warm wishes for a very happy birthday and sincere thanks for your hard work throughout the year(s)!

SVdPLA’s Fields in LA Business Journal

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Los Angeles Business Journal Subrina Hudson Jan 16 2017
David Fields, executive director of St. Vincent de Paul of Los Angeles near Montecito Heights, has been wearing a tie to work every day since taking on his role at the nonprofit seven years ago. Fields said St. Vincent de Paul, which helps families  in...read more...

Thrift Thursday

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Thrift Store Thursday kicks off a day early! Wednesday (1/18) and Thursday (1/19) only, all clothing with a YELLOW tag is just 99 cents.

In Honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.

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SVdPLA in LA Times

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Toys, food, and shoes for everyone! JANUARY 13, 2017
The greatest gift you can give someone is your time. Because when you give your time, you are giving a portion of your life that you will never get back. Giving back has many meanings. I think it means to be warm and kind, also, to be open to others. Giving back is helping a community, making it stronger and bringing people together. Last year, University Prep took a trip to St. Vincent De Paul Society to help them on a special mission. St. Vincent helps families by providing shelter, food and clothing. Our mission was to pack bags with food for about 700 families. My job was really fun. First, I was unfolding bags. Then, I was given a bright orange vest and was told to go outside and help answer any questions the families had and give them directions. After, I was moved from where I was and was making sure that nobody cut in the line. Finally, I was in charge of overseeing the bags that were ready to give out. It made me fee…

Important Update from OneLife LA

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There has been a change of location for #onelifeLA: . Spread the word! #ChooseLove

Get in Shape with SVdPLA!

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Overcrowded at the gym? Get in shape at home! Shop SVdPLA to help yourself and the disadvantaged we serve.

Your Donation Helps

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St. Vincent de Paul has over 140 volunteer groups in Los Angeles county helping the under-served. Make your donation and help us get people back on their feet. Schedule a donation now: 1-800-974-3571.

Thrift Thursday

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Thrift Store Thursday kicks off a day early! Wednesday (1/11) and Thursday (1/12) only, all clothing with a WHITE tag is just 99 cents.

Vincentian Inspiration

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“Wherever we may be, God is with us, so we must be always joyful.”
– St. Louise de Marillac

“Dondequiera que estemos, Dios esta con nosotros, así que debemos estar siempre alegres.”
- Santa Luisa de Marillac
– Lord, may your abiding presence be a source of peace and joy to me and to those I meet today.
– Señor, que tu presencia duradera sea una fuente de paz y alegría para mí y todos los que hoy crucen mi camino.
Happy New Year!
¡Feliz Año Nuevo!
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Vincentian Inspiration

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“Beg God to grant us a genuine spirit of mercy which is the spiritual characteristic of God.”
– St. Vincent de Paul “Ruégale a Dios que nos conceda un espíritu genuino de compasión, la cual es la característica espiritual de Dios.” -San Vicente de Paúl – Lord, when I am tempted to be stubborn and unrelenting, remind me of the times you showed boundless mercy in forgiving my sins. Help me to imitate your example.
-Señor, cuando me veo tentada/o a ser testaruda/o y no dar de mí, recuérdame de los momentos en los que me has mostrado ilimitada misericordia al perdonar mis pecados.  Ayúdame a imitar tu ejemplo. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Council of Los Angeles www.svdpla.org

Thrift Thursday

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Thrift Store Thursday kicks off a day early! Wednesday (1/04) and Thursday (1/05) only, all clothing with a WHITE tag is just 99 cents.

Everyone Deserves a Second Chance

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When Mike arrived at St. Vincent de Paul’s Cardinal Manning Center on Skid Row in Los Angeles, he was homeless, underemployed, and in debt. His driver’s license had been revoked, he had lost his job as a commercial driver, and he had lost his home. After three months at the center, Mike was out of debt, working a new job, and moved into permanent housing. Mike was thankful to the warm center staff and to his social worker, Ann, in particular. She helped him find housing and set up the plan for him to repay his debt. Mike felt he was able to grow as a person during his stay. Mike felt blessed by the opportunities he was given at the center. “I’ve recommended this program over and over to everyone I know,” Mike said. “Everyone deserves a second chance.”

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