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Vincentian Inspiration

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"This is true contentment - to hope for nothing, desire nothing, expect nothing." - St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
“Esto es felicidad real – esperar nada, desear nada, anticipar nada.”
-Santa Isabel Ana Seton Lord, true contentment can only come from being satisfied with who I am and with what you have chosen to gift me. May I never seek after anything that will keep me from accomplishing your will.
Señor, verdadera felicidad puede venir solamente al estar satisfecho con quien yo soy Y con los talentos y habilidades que tú me has regalado. Haz que nunca busque cosas que me aparten de seguir tu voluntad.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Council of Los Angeles

FREE Classes at SVdPLA Learning Center!

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Get a jump start on excelling your career and take one of the six amazing free classes offered at our Los Angeles thrift store location. 



CMC Volunteer Appreciation Brunch

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Volunteers serving at the Cardinal Manning Center on Skid Row were treated to an Appreciation Brunch last weekend. 
Thank you CMC volunteers!





St. Augustine Conference Outreach Video!

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A new video on outreach to the homeless from St. Augustine Conference of Charity in Culver City.

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.
“En oración es donde debemos esperar la luz y fuerza Que son indispensables para una renovación verdadera; En oración es donde vamos a descubrir los puntos particulares Hacia los cuales 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, resuelvo encontrar unos momentos en silencio para pasar en tu presencia, Señor. Ahí yo espero encontrar la fuerza y la valentía que necesito para renovarme.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Council of Los Angeles

50-25% Off for President’s Day at LA Thrift Store!

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Monday only, selected items on sale for 25% off: Office furniture including desks, chairs, and file cabinetsCouches, coffee tables, TV cabinets, and bicyclesBric-a-brac including houseware and home décor.Apparel – 50% off

SVdPLA Circle V Ranch Camp Hosts Women in Wildfire

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Los Padres National Forest hosts camp for aspiring female firefighters
NPG of California KCOY 12 KEYT 3 Fox 11 By: Alys Martinez Posted: Feb 14, 2017 11:35 AM PST Updated: Feb 14, 2017 11:47 AM PST 


SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. - The Los Padres National Forest is working to break barriers for women who want to fight fires in California's forests. Los Padres held its third consecutive Women in Wildfire boot camp at Circle V Ranch, near Lake Cachuma. The women spent a week at the camp in a classroom setting and out in the field. The hands-on approach gives them exposure to the rigors of the job and helps them navigate the application process. Participation in the camp does not guarantee employment. Women hold just 13 percent of wildland fire positions in the U.S. Forest Service California region, according to Andrew Madsen, spokesperson for Los Padres National Forest. There were 63 graduates from three training camps at Los Padres. About one-third of graduates from the first two camps secur…

Thrift Thursday

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Thrift Store Thursday kicks off a day early! Wednesday (2/15) and Thursday (2/16) only, all clothing with a GREEN tag is just 99 cents. New color tags are revealed every Wednesday.

Farewell Party for Sam Uribe

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Best of luck to Sam with his new endeavors. Sam worked at our LA store for over five years, son of Gregoria Uribe. We will miss you Sam!




SGV Business Summit to End Homelessness

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Discover how you or your business can help end homelessness. 
RSVP by February 17th! 

Donate -- Save Money and the Neighborhood!

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Ditching your car for a bike in downtown LA? Parking and gas can be a hassle. Dump the hassle and give St. Vincent de Paul a call 1-800-974-3571 to pick up your car for free. A car donation will be a sizable tax deduction for you and sizable help to those in need.

You may also use our website here to fill out the vehicle donation submission form.

Sale Ends February 14th!

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Shop brand-new, gently-used and the coolest vintage in town! Stop by and get 50% off women’s and men’s short sleeve shirts at our Los Angeles Thrift Store at 210 N. Avenue 21, LA, CA.

Thrift Thursday

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Thrift Store Thursday kicks off a day early! Wednesday (2/08) and Thursday (2/09) only, all clothing with a WHITE tag is just 99 cents. New color tags are revealed every Wednesday.

Saints Felicitas and Perpetua Sock Hop for SVdPLA

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The students at Saints Felicitas & PerpetuaSchoolheld a Sock Hop to raise donations of socks for the homeless at St. Vincent de Paul’s Cardinal Manning Center Homeless Program on Skid Row. Students donated 1,178 pairs of socks. The third grade led the way with 215 pairs.  Thank you so much to the pastor, principal, teachers, parents and students of this wonderful Catholic school!

Sale Starts Today!

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Shop brand-new, gently-used and the coolest vintage in town! Stop by and get 50% off women’s and men’s short sleeve shirts at our Los Angeles Thrift Store at 210 N. Avenue 21, LA, CA.

Your Donation Helps

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Your donation to St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store contributes to our Cardinal Manning Homeless Shelter on Skid Row! 
Watch this video to see our efforts in action.

FREE Classes at SVdPLA Learning Center!

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Get a jump start on excelling your career and take one of the six amazing free classes offered at our Los Angeles thrift store location. 


Homeless for the First Time | Here’s How Your Gifts Changed Joanna’s Life

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