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The Power to change a life is within us all
This winter, the St Vincent de Paul Society will see an increase in calls for help from families that have fallen on tough times.
When her husband left, Christine struggled to look after their two young children Lily and Jack on her own. Being a single parent whilst holding down a job is hard enough, but Christine’s son was living with autism and required 24 hour supervision.
As the emotional and financial stress began to take its toll, Christine reached out to Vinnies.
What did Vinnies do about it?
Through regular home visits, our Vinnies volunteers were able to provide assistance with:
And just as importantly, they also offered companionship and moral support.
But this winter, many families may not be as fortunate as Christine’s.
What can I do about it?
Donate to the Vinnies Winter Appeal online, or call 13 18 12.
Celebrating the Bicentenary of Blessed Frederic Ozanam
April 23 2013 marks the bicentenary of the St Vincent de Paul Society’s founder, Blessed Frederic Ozanam. This year we invite you to celebrate with us his 200th birth anniversary, to honour his memory and observe the lasting legacy he has left.
Frederic’s actions have led to an international charitable organisation that now exists in 148 countries, and his vision is now supported by 780,000 members and 1.3 million Volunteers, whose work helps 30 million people across the world every day.
The St Vincent de Paul Society is commemorating the bicentenary of Frederic’s birth throughout 2013. Society members, volunteers and employees are marking this special occasion across NSW with local Mass celebrations, presentations and gatherings. Please find below links to more information and available resources.