The St Vincent de Paul Society Canberra/Goulburn is proud to announce the launch of the inaugural Vinnies Knock On Effect.

The campaign is designed to demonstrate the impact Vinnies supporters have in the community.

“The ‘Knock On Effect’ represents the impact Vinnies has through its good works. It is not just providing a meal, but the impact of being supported through tough times which provides a ‘hand up’ to our companions,” said John Feint, President, St Vincent de Paul Society Canberra/Goulburn.

“The ‘Knock On Effect’ also refers to the impact a contribution can have on the people we support. Like a ripple effect, one hour of volunteering may not look like much but can have a significant impact on someone who has turned to Vinnies for help. Five dollars may not seem like much, but many donations of $5 can significantly assist in continuing Vinnies’ services and programs,” said Mr Feint.

“As the ways in which Vinnies assists differs from person to person, so too do the ways in which people can support Vinnies. Some support our work through financial donations, some through donations of physical goods and some through volunteering. All assistance is valuable and greatly appreciated,” said Mr Feint.

The Knock On Effect will run throughout March and invites members of the community to sign up as Vinnies champions to fundraise and spread the word about the work of Vinnies in the region.

“By signing up to be a Vinnies champion throughout March, your impact will open doors to opportunity for those seeking a better life,” said Mr Feint.

Participants can be individuals or groups, and have the option to fundraise in many different ways.

Vinnies Canberra/Goulburn provides assistance to families and individuals across a large geographic area surrounding the ACT - to Lake Cargelligo in the west, across the Snowy Mountains to Tumut, down to Eden, up to Batemans Bay and inland to Crookwell.

You can learn more and sign up at www.knockoneffect.org.au

19 February 2021