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  • 2020 Vinnies Doorknock Appeal

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    Proudly supported by From the 1st February, Vinnies Doorknock Appeal volunteers will be hitting the pavements for the entire month to raise much needed funds for the Society's services that provide immediate and...

  • MARIST FAMILIES HELP VINNIES BRING JOY THIS CHRISTMAS

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    On Tuesday, students from Marist College Canberra in Pearce will deliver hampers of goodies to Vinnies members for distribution to families in need. Students have spent the last six weeks gathering food items to help...

  • A DRY CHRISTMAS

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    Vinnies is getting a helping hand from IGA this Christmas. The supermarket chain is encouraging shoppers to purchase a Christmas bauble with proceeds going to Vinnies Drought Appeal and Drought Angels. “Christmas...

  • BIGGEST MINI VINNIES SOCIAL JUSTICE DAY EVER

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    This Friday, 22nd November, 218 students from 13 primary schools across Canberra will come together at Australian Catholic University for the biggest Mini Vinnies Social Justice Day to date. “Social Justice Days...

  • HOW CAN A HUNGRY CHILD CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS?

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    Sam and his mum Laura fled from an abusive home. After losing her job and struggling to find a new one, Laura found it harder and harder to make ends meet. After covering her rent and bills, Laura had as little as $30 a...

  • ST VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY TUMUT OPENS NEW SPACE

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    On Thursday 14 November the members of the St Vincent de Paul Society Tumut will officially open their new space, the Blessed Rosalie Rendu House, with a blessing from Father Percy. Located on Merivale St, the new...

  • ANY DAY CAN BE DRESSED BY VINNIES DAY

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    Weston shopper, Claire, and her 4 year old son, Rupert, are regular shoppers at Vinnies. “I get all my work clothes from Vinnies now. I always find something great for just a few dollars and love re-homing rather...

  • 2019 DRESSED BY VINNIES DAY

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    Friday 1 November 2019 is Dressed by Vinnies Day, and Vinnies is using this year’s theme of ‘Repurpose with Purpose’ to encourage all Australians to visit their local Vinnies shop, help reduce waste by...

  • VINNIES NIGHT PATROL RECEIVES GRANT FROM MIDWINTER BALL

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    On Wednesday 23 October, representatives from Vinnies Canberra/Goulburn will be at Parliament House Press Gallery to receive a cheque for $55,000. Each year, the Press Gallery’s Midwinter Ball raises money for...

  • VINNIES LAUNCHES ANTI-POVERTY WEEK WITH CALL TO RAISE THE RATE

    Vinnies Canberra/Goulburn will be joined by Senator Jacqui Lambie, David Smith MP, Shane Rattenbury MLA and Joy Burch MLA to launch Anti-Poverty Week in Canberra. On Monday 14 October Vinnies is hosting a breakfast and panel discussion in support of...

  • NATIONAL STUDENT VOLUNTEER WEEK

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    12-18 August is National Student Volunteer Week, and Vinnies is using the opportunity to highlight the work of the hundreds of amazing student volunteers who manage their studies, part-time work and other commitments in...

  • GRILL’D DELIVERS FREE BURGERS TO VINNIES NIGHT PATROL FOR PEOPLE EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS

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    To show their support for National Homelessness Week, Grill’d have provided burgers for people at risk of or experiencing homelessness. On Tuesday night, the Grill’d team at Canberra Centre worked with...

  • CELEBRATING TEN YEARS OF COMPEER IN THE ACT

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    Today, Shane Rattenbury, MLA, will join Vinnies staff, Compeer participants and volunteers to celebrate a decade of the program in the ACT. Compeer matches volunteers in one-to-one friendship with a person with mental...

  • TEN YEAR OLD COLLECTS BOTTLES FOR CHARITY

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    Ten year old Ethan Caffery Caragh has donated $200 to Vinnies Night Patrol, thanks to his collection of recyclable bottles. This year, Ethan and his grandmother have been busily collecting bottles to take to the...

  • HANDMADE MARKET BLANKET DRIVE FOR VINNIES NIGHT PATROL

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    The Vinnies Night Patrol van will be at this weekend’s Handmade Market to collect donations of blankets, sleeping bags and warm clothing. The Night Patrol vans operate 364 nights a year, providing material aid and...

  • 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF VINNIES CEO SLEEPOUT RAISES OVER $770,000 FOR CANBERRANS IN NEED

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    170 of Canberra’s business and community leaders together raised over $770,000 for Vinnies programs and services by sleeping out at Canberra Airport. Temperatures dropped below freezing, and CEOs experienced the...

  • RAIDERS SIA SOLIOLA SIGNS UP TO VINNIES CEO SLEEPOUT

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    Canberra Raiders player Sia Soliola has signed up to join Canberra Toyota’s team at this year’s Vinnies CEO Sleepout at Canberra Airport. “I’ve always been motivated to work with people...

  • VOLUNTEER NEVILLE TOMKINS RAISES OVER $100,000 FOR VINNIES

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    When Neville Tomkins OAM JP, Chief Commissioner for Scouts NSW, first signed up to participate in Vinnies CEO Sleepout eight years ago he set himself a personal goal. “I committed to myself I would not rest until I...

  • NEWSTART NOT ENOUGH TO GIVE PEOPLE A NEW START

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    Two years ago Dave* was a human resources professional working in the public service at an executive level, today he is experiencing homelessness while surviving on Newstart. When his mother had a fall in May last year...

  • HELP END THE PAIN OF POVERTY THIS WINTER

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    Right now, 1 in 4 Australians are feeling lonely each week and 1 in 8 people are living in poverty. “For so many Australians, poverty and loneliness go hand in hand. Poverty often leads to social isolation and a...

  • Vinnies Samaritan House trialling dogs

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    Residents of Vinnies crisis accommodation, Samaritan House, are enjoying the comfort and joy a dog brings with the introduction of puppies to the place. Chris Shortis, Director of Special Works with the St Vincent de...

  • Business, Community and Government Leaders to brave the Canberra cold for the 2019 Vinnies CEO Sleepout

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    The 2019 Vinnies CEO Sleepout will be launched today, Thursday 4 April 11am, at Canberra Airport. Barnie van Wyk, CEO of St Vincent de Paul Society Canberra/Goulburn, said, “This is the tenth anniversary of the CEO...

  • Help on the ground a year on from Tathra Bushfire

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    The St Vincent de Paul Society Canberra/Goulburn has been supported local residents in the year since a bushfire spread over 1,250 hectares to devastate the coastal town of Tathra. Vinnies quickly raised over $160,000 to...

  • Vinnies supports call for ACT Government to implement interim recommendations on improving the ACT child protection system

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    The St Vincent de Paul Society Canberra/Goulburn strongly supports the call by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health service Winnunga Nimmityja, for the ACT Government to give greater priority to implementing...

  • Celebrating 10 years of Clemente at ACU in Canberra

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    This Friday, 15th March, Meegan Fitzharris MLA will join Vinnies and ACU staff and volunteers, along with past and present students of Clemente, to celebrate a decade of the program on the ACU campus in Canberra....

  • Vinnies Gives You Something To Love This February

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    Now all Australians can be the champions To celebrate the arrival of the box office smash hit Bohemian Rhapsody on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital, selected Vinnies stores across Australia will have curated...

  • Vinnies Doorknock Appeals to those seeking to create community

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    Kristy Huang started volunteering for the Vinnies Doorknock Appeal five years ago, after she graduated from studying accounting at University of Canberra. Her past lecturer, Mark Hughes, had encouraged her to participate...

  • Vinnies welcomes announcement of extension and expansion of ACT Energy Efficiency Improvement Scheme

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    Vinnies has welcomed the news that the ACT Government will be expanding the successful Energy Efficiency Improvement Scheme, and extending the program until 2030. “The Home Energy efficiency program is of...