• Vinnies Canberra/Goulburn bracing for a deluge of donations

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    The St Vincent de Paul Society Canberra/Goulburn is preparing for an increase in donations that usually occurs after Christmas as households start to clear out items and get ready for the New Year. “Each year after...

  • Federal Government cuts Vinnies emergency relief funding by 25%

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    The St Vincent de Paul Society Canberra/Goulburn has been advised that Emergency Relief grant funding for Financial Crisis and Material Aid will be cut by 25% per year between 2020 and 2023. The cut comes as a demand for...

  • Eddie’s families help Vinnies bring joy this Christmas

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    On Friday, students from St Edmund’s College Griffith 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...

  • Old bottles mean new hope for vulnerable people in our community

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    The St Vincent de Paul Society Canberra/ Goulburn (Vinnies) expects that new community partnerships will raise substantial funds through the ACT Container Deposit Scheme. Media are invited to attend a photo opportunity...

  • A Christmas without joy is no Christmas at all. Yet that’s what too many people are facing this Christmas

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    A Christmas without family, after fleeing from domestic violence. A Christmas without comfort and peace of mind, after bills have mounted up. Or a Christmas without a roof over your head, after losing your home....

  • Parading Vinnies Fashion in Bega

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    To mark the inaugural ‘Dressed by Vinnies Day’, Vinnies Bega will host a fashion parade at Bega Country Club at 6pm on Saturday 27 October. As well as seeing the best that Vinnies has to offer, the event will...

  • Shane Rattenbury MLA launches Vinnies Community Inclusion Program

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    Today, as part of Anti-Poverty Week and Mental Health Awareness Month; Minister for Mental Health, Shane Rattenbury, officially launched the pilot of Vinnies Community Inclusion Program at Oaks Estate, an urban village...

  • Inaugural Dressed by Vinnies Day to be held 26 October 2018

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    For the first time ever, on Friday 26 October, St Vincent de Paul Society Canberra/Goulburn will celebrate ‘Dressed by Vinnies Day’, an inaugural event being promoted nationally by the St Vincent de Paul...

  • Returning to education after life forced her in another direction

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    After a series of car accidents, Assunta Arioli was no longer physically able to work. “I live with pain every day,” she said. Assunta became isolated and her mental health suffered. “Being a career...

  • On International Day of Youth, this is one way Vinnies supports Youth

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    Nathan’s missed a lot of school recently. His mother is a paraplegic, and while they get some home care it’s only three days a week. So he often needs to stay home to cook and clean, and help bathe and dress...

  • Homeless Connect – Connecting to each other and the community

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    On Wednesday 8 August Yvette Berry will open ‘Homeless Connect’ - an event to provide connections for people experiencing homelessness in our community. Vinnies, in conjunction with Early Morning Centre,...

  • 9 year old girl donates birthday money to Vinnies

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    For the past three years, instead of asking for birthday presents at her birthday parties Lucinda McGarrigan has been asking her friends for donations to Vinnies. Lucinda’s birthday money will this year go towards...

  • Vinnies receives $10,000 grant from Hands Across Canberra

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    Hands Across Canberra has awarded St Vincent de Paul Society Canberra/Goulburn $10,000 to continue running their VINES program. VINES, which stands for Vinnies, Inspiring, Networking, Education and Support, has been...

  • Vinnies grateful for food donations from the Canberra Islamic Centre

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    The foyer of the Deakin office of the St Vincent de Paul Society Canberra/Goulburn was overflowing with food Wednesday, as the Society received goods from the Canberra Islamic Centre’s food drive. Muhammed Ali,...

  • Students sleep out to raise funds for homelessness

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    Students sleep out to raise funds for homelessness 20 June 2018 150 students from St John Paul II College Canberra will spend tonight at school to raise awareness and funds in support of Vinnies CEO Sleepout. Catherine...

  • Record-breaking CEO Sleepout

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    Record-breaking CEO Sleepout raises over $585,000 for Canberrans in need 25 June 2018 140 of Canberra’s business and community leaders have together raised over $585,000 by sleeping out in the Garden of Australian...

  • Official Opening of new Vinnies shop in Weston Creek

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    Vinnies will officially open the doors of the new Vinnies Weston Creek Centre at it’s new premises at 11am, Friday 18 May. The centre will be located next to the Cooleman Court shopping centre in Weston Creek....

  • 2018 Vinnies Winter Appeal

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    Give People In Need Another Choice This Winter 2 May 2018 When you can’t afford to pay your rent, do you risk falling deeper into debt, or do you face sleeping on the street? When you can’t afford to pay your...

  • 2018 Vinnies CEO Sleepout

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    CEOs to brave the Canberra cold for the 2018 Vinnies CEO Sleepout Recent figures from the 2016 ABS Census of Population and Housing has shown that over 40,000 young people are experiencing homelessness in Australia, and...

  • Tathra Bushfire Appeal

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    Vinnies says thank you for overwhelming support to Tathra bushfire victims 20 March 2018 Our thoughts and prayers are with all those who have been deeply affected by the Tathra bushfires. We have received an overwhelming...

  • February Doorknock Appeal 2018

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    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 long-term assistance to...