Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Attention SDSA Members!


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Get 20% off with SDSA ID.  
Find all the props you need under one roof!

Interfaith Homeless Memorial Service


Warm the heart and give remembrance to the homeless men and women we have lost in LA county at Sacred Heart Catholic Church 3444 Workman St., Covina on Oct. 26, from 7:15-8:15 pm.  The complete program, click here https://goo.gl/eUfM9K

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Thrift Thursday


Thrift Store Thursday kicks off a day early! This Wednesday (10/26) and Thursday (10/27) only, all clothing with a WHITE tag is just 99 cents. New color tags are revealed every Wednesday.

Monday, October 24, 2016

LA5 Rotarians Serve the CMC




Rotarians from downtown Los Angeles’ LA5 Rotary Club, greeted by SVdPLA LA5 Rotarians David Fields and Gina Doyle, served  lunch last Friday to almost 100 Skid Row residents. Thanks to Paul Harris Lunch guests from LA5 for your Service Above Self.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Make A Difference Day (All Month)


Make a difference and drop off a new, unwrapped toy in celebration of National Make a Difference Day. 

Help us this holiday collect toys for needy children and receive 20% off your purchase. Excludes mattresses and cars. LA Store only. 

Drop off the toy with security.  

Thursday, October 20, 2016

SVdPLA to St. John’s Seminary


Our executive director David Fields visited St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo this week to discuss internships for seminarians with SVdPLA, serving the poor and homeless. Two seminarians are currently interning at the Cardinal Manning Center on Skid Row in Los Angeles.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Interfaith Homeless Memorial Service


Memorial service will be held to remember the homeless who have recently died in Los Angeles County Wed., Oct. 26, from 7:15-8:15 pm at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church at 3444 Workman St., Covina.  The complete program, click here https://goo.gl/eUfM9K.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Thrift Thursday


Thrift Store Thursday kicks off a day early! This Wednesday (10/19) and Thursday (10/20) only, all clothing with a RED tag is just 99 cents. New color tags are revealed every Wednesday.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Halloween Boo-tique!


Go green for Halloween! Find affordable costumes, reduce waste, and support a good cause by shopping at our thrift stores’ Halloween department! What will you be this year? 

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Interfaith Homeless Memorial Service


Warm the heart and give remembrance to the homeless men and women we have lost in LA county at Sacred Heart Catholic Church 3444 Workman St., Covina on Oct. 26, from 7:15-8:15 pm.  The complete program, click here https://goo.gl/eUfM9K

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Long Beach Store in the News


This week The American Library Association brings awareness to Teen Read Week: Read for the Fun of It! Thank you, Neena for recognizing our Long Beach store’s array of books in our library! Read the article here.

Visit the Long Beach Store today!  https://goo.gl/Zqa6Lx

Thrift Store Thursday



Thrift Store Thursday kicks off a day early! This Wednesday (10/12) and Thursday (10/13) only, all clothing with a BLUE tag is just 99 cents. New color tags are revealed every Wednesday.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Halloween Boo-tique!


The holiday is sneaking up soon! 
Don’t let the ghost of procrastination get you this year. 
Grab your Halloween costumes and decorations today!

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Interfaith Homeless Memorial Service


Memorial service will be held to remember the homeless who have recently died in Los Angeles County Wed., Oct. 26, from 7:15-8:15 pm at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church at 3444 Workman St., Covina.  The complete program, click here https://goo.gl/eUfM9K.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Vincentian Inspiration

The Principle of the Common Good
Today, in an age of global interdependence, 
the principle of the common good
points to the need for international structures that can promote the just development of persons and families across 
regional and national lines.


El Principio del Bien Común
En este tiempo de interdependencia global, el principio del bien común nos dirige hacia la necesidad de estructuras internacionales que promuevan el desarrollo justo  

de personas y familias a través de líneas regionales y nacionales.

Whether at the national level or locally in 
my own community, job or family,
help me Lord to always see the common good, 
to work always for the
growth and well-being of all the members.

Ya sea a nivel nacional o localmente en mi propia comunidad, trabajo o familia,
ayúdame Señor, a ver siempre el bien común, 
y a trabajar siempre por el
crecimiento y bienestar de todos los miembros.

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

Interfaith Homeless Memorial Service

The East San Gabriel Valley Collation for the Homeless will remember the lives of the homeless who have died in Los Angeles County. Between November 2015 and August 2016, 472 homeless persons have died in Los Angeles County many of whom died on our streets from various causes. Because no one claimed their bodies, their remains will be cremated and will be interred in a common gravesite with only a plaque marking the year of their interment.

Bishop David O’Connell will preside over a memorial service along with Venerable Hui Dong of Hsi Lai Temple in Hacienda Heights, Rabbi David Mattis of Temple Sholom in Ontario, Marci Hoopes Mormon Arcadia Public Affairs Director, and Said Seddouk, Iman from the Islamic Center of the San Gabriel Valley. Music will be performed by Bryan Pezzone of West Covina United Methodist Church to honor and re-member the homeless amongst us especially those that have died on the streets. The memorial service will be at Sacred Heart Catholic Church 344 Workman St, Covina on Wednesday, October 26th from 7:15 to 8:15 PM. A complete program and flyer can be downloaded at www.esgvch.org.


All are welcome - especially those that have family members or friends touched by homelessness.
For further information on how you can contribute time, talent, financial assistance or items during the year and for the upcoming Winter Shelter contact the ESGVCH at 626-333-7204, visit the website at www.esgvch.org or email esgvch@aol.com.

Winter Shelter Churches 2016-2017

St Christopher Catholic Church                    626-960-1805               December 1 to December 15
St Dorothy Catholic Church                           626-914-3941              December 16 to January 1
Glenkirk Presbyterian Church                      626-914-4833               January 2 to January 15
St John Vianney Catholic Church                 626-330-2269               January 16 to January 31
Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church           909-599-1243               February 1 to February 14
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church    626-347-9744                February 15 to March 1

Monday, October 3, 2016

Claire Padama Farewell Party



SVdPLA celebrated Claire’s six years as board president  today with a Mass and lunch. Claire, thanks for your hard work and selfless service.  We are grateful for your time as president.




Lend Lease Foundation Serves CMC



Lend Lease Foundation volunteers helped out at the Cardinal Manning Center on Skid Row this week in various support tasks such as painting. Thanks so much Lend Lease!

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.
To help SVdPLA help others, donate here.