At the Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Los Angeles, we are more than just a thrift store. We are a community-driven organization with a powerful mission to employ and empower our local community, maintain our charitable programs, and promote sustainable practices by diverting waste from landfills. Today, we are thrilled to share a heartfelt testimonial from one of our valued employees, Tommy Smith, who has been an integral part of our team for the past 20 years. Tommy’s journey within our organization reflects our commitment to personal growth and career advancement, making St. Vincent de Paul, Los Angeles, a truly exceptional workplace.
Tommy Smith’s story at the Society of St. Vincent de Paul began two decades ago when he joined our team as a security guard for the Los Angeles thrift store. Impressed by his dedication and work ethic, we recognized his potential and offered him a position within our organization. Over the years, Tommy’s determination and passion led him to advance from a security guard to a floor salesman, then to the pricing department, and ultimately to the role of a supervisor. His inspiring journey is a testament to the opportunities for growth and personal development that we provide to our employees.
A Proud Moment
Tommy shared a heartwarming story when asked about a proud moment at SVdPLA. He recalled bringing his 5-year-old daughter to the store and showing her where he worked. He will never forget witnessing her happiness from seeing his impact in the organization and community. “I brought my daughter to work when she was 5 years old. I was able to buy her clothes while showing her where Daddy worked. She was so happy. I raised her with St. Vincent de Paul, Los Angeles; she is now 28 years old.”
This touching anecdote encapsulates our organization’s positive impact on employees and their families.
The Joy of Helping Others
What Tommy cherishes most about working at the Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Los Angeles is the opportunity to make a tangible difference in people’s lives. He finds immense fulfillment in assisting those who are truly in need and witnessing the genuine gratitude and happiness on their faces. Tommy believes that whenever he helps someone find the support they require and sees them leave with renewed hope, it is a blessing for both him and the individual receiving assistance.
“My favorite part about working at the Society St. Vincent de Paul, Los Angeles is when you help somebody that really needs it and you see the smile on their face and they’re just thanking the lord about what just happened, that’s what would bless me most.”
Join Our Team
Tommy’s story is just one example of the countless opportunities for personal and professional growth the Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Los Angeles has to offer. By joining our team, you will contribute to the betterment of our community, support our charitable programs, and play a vital role in our sustainability efforts. Moreover, you will experience the joy of helping others and positively impacting the lives of those in need.
If you are seeking a fulfilling career where you can work alongside dedicated individuals, foster personal growth, and create positive change, SVdPLA is the perfect place for you. Visit our website for available positions today and be a part of a compassionate community that empowers both employees and the community at large. Together, let’s make a difference in someone’s life.