The Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies and their subsidiary Janssen have been generously supporting The St Vincent de Paul Society for over 25 years.  Janssen is a research-based pharmaceutical company employing more than 320 staff in Australia.

Philanthropic support to local communities has been at the heart of the J&J Family of company’s values long before anyone had heard of the term ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’.  

Over 25 years ago, Janssen initially supported the St Vincent de Paul Society NSW through donations to the Vinnies Winter and Christmas appeals. Overtime a strategic partnership was established to address Janssen’s giving focal areas and align this with Services and support programs the Society was providing to the homeless, Families and Children experiencing poverty and disadvantage and Women escaping domestic violence.

Janssen recently confirmed another 3 year strategic partnership from 2015 – 2018 to support the Society’s homeless and detoxification facility in the Armidale region Freeman House, the largest service of its kind in northern NSW and the only dedicated detoxification facility in a four hour driving radius. Janssen’s donation will also support an award winning refugee and asylum seeker education program SPARK. SPARK supports newly arrived children and families of refugee backgrounds through educational, social and cultural programs, in partnership with 14 primary schools in Western Sydney. SPARK aids refugee settlement, raises mainstream community awareness about refugees and inspires communities to work together for an equitable society.

We look forward to working closely with Janssen over the next three years and could not continue to deliver these types of community support programs without the long term commitment Janssen has demonstrated over the last 25 years. 

A sincere thank you to our most committed and longest serving Corporate Partner, Janssen and the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies.