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  • February Doorknock Appeal 2017

    From the 1st of February, Vinnies Doorknock Appeal volunteers will be hitting the pavements for the entire month to raise much needed funds for the Society’s emergency support programs. The Vinnies February Doorknock Appeal has been running for...

  • How to be an ACE op shop donor!

    This summer the St Vincent de Paul Society Canberra/Goulburn is ready for the surge of donations that usually comes after Christmas as households start to clear out items and get ready for the New Year. Each year after Christmas Vinnies is the grateful...

  • Supporting refugees in Canberra/Goulburn

    The St Vincent de Paul Society Canberra/Goulburn has a long history of helping migrants and refugees. Our Caritas Christi Conference is dedicated to helping asylum seekers and refugees through their ten members. In the past year the conference has...

  • Vinnies calls for housing to be a human right

    The St Vincent de Paul Society Canberra/Goulburn is calling upon all candidates for the upcoming ACT election to commit to the amendment of the Human Rights Act 2004 to include the right to adequate housing, as outlined in its paper Right to Housing....

  • Help warm the Canberra Community

    In the lead up to the annual Winter Festival, the National Portrait Gallery and the St Vincent de Paul Society Canberra/Goulburn are asking the Canberra community to pick up their knitting needles and crochet hooks to create warm winter scarves to...

  • CEOs Slept Out!

    On Thursday 24 June 105 Canberra CEOs raised over $378,000 for the 2016 Vinnies CEO Sleepout. Participants battled to keep dry and warm at Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre. But despite the cold, wet and windy conditions, morale...

  • Volunteers Celebrated for National Volunteer Week!

    On Wednesday 11 May, the Society celebrated volunteers and members by putting on a Thank You event at St Clare’s College. This provided an opportunity for our volunteers and members in Canberra to get together and be acknowledged for their...

  • 2016 Vinnies Winter Appeal - Rethink Homelessness.

    The month of May marks the start of the Vinnies Winter Appeal and this year the Society is aiming to raise over $300,000 to meet the increased demand for our services during the colder months. According to the 2011 Census, 3,920 children in the ACT and...

  • Time to register for the 2016 Vinnies CEO Sleepout

    An anticipated 150 of the region’s business leaders will roll out their sleeping bags at Questacon, the National Science and Technology Centre this June for the 2016 Vinnies CEO Sleepout. The Director of Questacon, Professor Graham Durant, has...

  • Text to Donate this Christmas

    Vinnies helps restore hope in the lives of 1 out of every 18 people in Australia. Text 'SHARE' to 1999 2323 ($5/Msg)* and your donation of $5 will go a long way towards making the lives of the many Australians doing it tough a little brighter this...

  • November Monster Warehouse Sale

    The Vinnies Monster Warehouse Sale will be monstrous! Raising funds for Vinnies homelessness service in Canberra and the surrounding regions. The Monster Warehouse Sale is an annual event where the Vinnies warehouse in Mitchell is open to the public....

  • Honours student sleeping rough to help Vinnies hits $13,000 target 9 weeks early!

    Joseph Frawley, a former intern at the St Vincent de Paul Society who has committed to sleeping out in his car for 15 weeks whilst completing his Law Honours thesis at the Australian National University, reached his $13,000 target today through the...

  • 2015 Canberra Community Sleepout

    At the launch of the Canberra Community Sleepout, Canberrans were challenged with a powerful message: sign up and wake up to a better Canberra as ‘homelessness is a social problem and not merely a government problem’. The CEOs of...

  • Curtain retrofits to warm the homes of people who need it most this winter

    Local community groups SEE-Change, St Vincent de Paul Society and Canberra Loves 40%, are working together to provide curtains free-of-charge to people living in disadvantage Earlier this year the ACT Government Environment and Planning Directorate...

  • Vinnies Winter Appeal starts in Canberra/Goulburn

    As it launches its 2015 Winter Appeal, the St Vincent de Paul Society Canberra/Goulburn is expecting to be asked to provide more assistance to people in need than in the past two winter periods. Most people need help to cover the most basic needs such...

  • 2015 CEO Sleepout Canberra location revealed!

    An anticipated 150 of the region’s business leaders will roll out their sleeping bags at the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) this June for the 2015 Vinnies CEO Sleepout. The St Vincent de Paul Society...

  • Vinnies Monster Warehouse Sale

    The Vinnies Monster Warehouse Sale will be monstrous! Raising funds for Vinnies homelessness service in Canberra and the surrounding regions The Monster Warehouse Sale is an annual event where the Vinnies warehouse in...

  • Christmas gift from the ACT Government

    This Christmas the St Vincent de Paul Society Canberra/Goulburn received a very special Christmas gift from the ACT Government – an extra $50,000 to go towards our ACT emergency relief programs. On Thursday 18...

  • Vinnies Centre help the Canberra Hospital

    For the past five months the Tuggeranong Vinnies Centre has been supporting the education of doctors in the Canberra Hospital Trauma Section. Centre Manager Jenny Lyons was approached by Canberra Hospital Doctor James...

  • We are launching the Canberra Community Sleepout – Lets Wake Up to a better Canberra!

    Many Canberrans are surprised to learn that the ACT has the second highest rate of homelessness in Australia*. By curling up in our sleeping bags for just one night, we can help to raise awareness around the issues of...

  • The 2014 Vinnies Doorknock Appeal

    Did we miss you? Throughout the month of February the St Vincent de Paul Society Canberra/Goulburn collected for its annual “Vinnies Doorknock Appeal”. Frank Brassil, President of the St Vincent de Paul...

  • Vinnies Doorknock Appeal Needs You

    This weekend the annual Vinnies Doorknock Appeal will begin. Throughout the month of February volunteers go out onto the streets of Canberra and Queanbeyan and knock on doors within their neighbourhood, with the goal of...

  • Vinnies asks: what’s your reason for giving back?

    The St Vincent de Paul Society’s annual Christmas Appeal asks people to make a generous donation to help people in need in our community have a better Christmas. The campaign theme: ‘there are hundreds of...

  • Matthew Jukes Wine Dinner

    Matthew Jukes Wine Dinner will be held on Friday 8 November 2013 from 6.30pm Join some of Canberra's best wine makers to taste and discuss the selction of wines and enjoy a four course dinner. Last year's dinner was a...

  • Centenary Sleepout for Canberra Community

    The Canberra Centenary Sleepout is a new initiative that provides an opportunity for the Canberra community to come together to support the services provided by St Vincent de Paul Canberra/Goulburn and Communities@Work...

  • Canberra Centenary Sleepout for Canberra Community

    On Friday 25th of October Communities @ Work and the St Vincent de Paul Society Canberra/Goulburn will host the Canberra Centenary Sleepout at the Australian Institute of Sport, Sport Track and Field Complex. The...

  • Did you know the ACT has the 2nd highest rate* of homelessness in Australia?

    As Canberra celebrates its Centenary, homelessness remains a key community challenge. The St Vincent de Paul Society in association Sir William Deane is holding a public forum on the 6th of June 2013 at the ANU Commons...

  • Vinnies Canberra CEO Sleepout - The Morning After

    CANBERRA Friday, 21 June 2013 Vinnies Canberra CEO Sleepout - The Morning After Our Canberra CEOs experienced the coldest weather conditions of all the participating cities in the Vinnies CEO Sleepout last night....