The St Vincent de Paul Society seeks to focus public attention on social justice issues that people experiencing disadvantage in our communities are facing.

We do this by releasing reports, conducting appeals and obtaining media support.

This focus has facilitated research into issues relating to homelessness, poverty, disaster relief, health as well as campaigning for basic human rights for migrants and refugees and people with disabilities.

For media enquiries in QLD, please contact:

Hayden Calderwood
State Communications Manager
Email: hayden.calderwood@svdpqld.org.au
Mobile: 0428 759 814
Landline: (07) 3010 1016

The following media releases have been issued this year to highlight and promote the good works of the St Vincent de Paul Society in Queensland.

 

  • Vinnies giving young people in Roma a hand up

    Vinnies giving young people in Roma a hand up 13 April 2017 St Vincent de Paul Society have launched a new education program in Roma aimed at disengaged youth. The 20 week ‘Get Set for Work’ program will...

  • Vinnies Cyclone Debbie Recovery Appeal

    Vinnies Cyclone Debbie Recovery Appeal 31 March 2017 St Vincent de Paul Society has launched its Cyclone Debbie Recovery Appeal. St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland Acting State President Robert Leach said that...

  • Queensland’s first all-female CEO Sleepout® team commit to fighting homelessness this International Women’s Day

    Energy Skills Queensland CEO Penelope Twemlow has thrown her support behind the Vinnies CEO Sleepout in 2017, using International Women’s Day to announce Queensland’s first all-female fundraising team for this year’s event.

  • Making a Difference backed up by research

    St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland and the University of Queensland have entered into a pioneering partnership to undertake research providing an evidence base for our ‘good works.’

  • Vinnies launches first Retail Ambassador

    After a big 2016 with 15 new shop openings, Vinnies has announced Queensland media personality and journalist Kylie Lang as its first ever retail ambassador.

  • State Government boost to Vinnies 2016 Christmas Appeal

    St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland this week thanked the State Government for their generosity as they were handed a $100,000 cheque for their annual Christmas Appeal by Premier Annastacia Palaszckuk.

  • A Goodstart to giving this Christmas

    Imagine the joy that comes when a family sits down to a substantial meal to celebrate Christmas or when a parent sees their child’s face light up when they open a present on Christmas morning.
    \ That’s the inspiration for the children, parents and staff of Goodstart Early Learning as they generously prepare more than 250 hampers laden with food, gifts and Christmas fare to give to the St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland’s Christmas hamper drive.

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  • Vinnies Pop Up Shop opens in the Myer Centre Brisbane

    Shoppers at the Myer Centre Brisbane will soon be spoilt with even more choice, with a Vinnies Pop Up shop opening in the Centre in the lead up to Christmas – but for a limited time only.

  • Theft and dumping at Vinnies shops and donations bins_22 Nov

    Vinnies wants to remind people not to ‘dump’ on their good works by stealing from donation bins and depots or leaving rubbish meant for tips at their donation bins, or outside their shops.

     

  • Vinnies Queensland - Enabling the Information Age

    The ‘Vinnies Queensland – Enabling the Information Age’ project aims to up-skill our Members in basic digital literacy and enhance local service delivery through new equipment and training. The Society is currently working towards...

  • Queensland's Communities Rally for the Homeless

    Vinnies hosted Community Sleepouts for locals to raise vital funds to support people facing homelessness and awareness of the impact of homelessness for some in their local communities. The first West Brisbane Sleepout was held at GPS Rugby Club in...

  • Award Winning Transparency

    The St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland 2013-14 Annual Report and Financial Report was recognised recently with a prestigious Silver Award at the recent Australasian Reporting Awards. This report is a transparent and important review of the financial...

  • Celebrating Our People

    The good works of Vinnies in action in your community would not be possible without the dedicated volunteers who staff our Centres of Charities/Vinnies Shops, provide support in the home or through our programs, help to build the profile of our...

  • A Valued Place in our Community

    The Reda family arrived in Australia in 2006 from Sudan, where four children were born into refugee camps. While they were well established in the community, they struggled to navigate the complexities of the Australian education system, and so, turned...

  • Hope Shines as the Storm Fades

    The Vinnies Cyclone Marcia Recovery Appeal launched following the devastating natural disaster. A generous $250,000 from the Queensland Government kick-started emergency relief to support the community to recover. Thanks to an army of close to 300...

  • Vinnies Team Spirit

    Vinnies Team Spirit is an easy, fun and healthy way to show your support for Vinnies in your community. If you are a keen runner or are passionate about the good works of Vinnies, then Team Spirit is for you, your running club or your mates at the...

  • The Business of Sleeping Rough

    On 18 June, more than 1200 business, community and government leaders slept out across Australia, experiencing for one night what over 105,000 people face every night. Their commitment has highlighted homelessness in Australia and raised vital funds...

  • Kevin's Story

    The generous donations made to Vinnies by our supporters have provided assistance to thousands of Queenslanders experiencing homelessness, just like Kevin. After losing his father and some close friends, Kevin started down a path of helplessness and...

  • YERONGA: Vinnies calls on Community leaders to sleep rough

    Vinnies aims to raise much needed funds to combat homelessness with an event that involves a piece of cardboard, soup, sleeping rough and members of the community. The annual Vinnies Yeronga Community Sleepout will be on Tuesday 12 August at the...

  • Vinnies Community Sleepout kicks off in Sunshine Coast

    Vinnies officially launched the annual Community Sleepout Sunshine Coast today calling on local business and community leaders to sign up to sleep rough and raise much needed funds to combat homelessness. St Vincent de...

  • Vinnies opens shop on Magnetic Island

    Vinnies opened its doors on the beautiful Magnetic Island today offering good quality second hand items for locals. The new shop located at shop 6, 95 Sooning Street Nelly Bay is open Monday to Saturday from 9am. Magnetic Island Conference President...

  • Vinnies; Here for the long haul

    As many locals drive through the streets the destructive impact of Cyclone Marcia can still be found as the community continues to rebuild. Rebuilding can be a lengthy process but for those facing financial hardships and...

  • Vinnies QLD Cyclone MARIA Recovery Appeal LAUNCHED

    Vinnies Queensland launched the Cyclone Marcia Recovery Appeal today in conjunction with funds donated by the Queensland Government to assist victims of the recent disaster. State President John Forrest said that the...

  • Vinnies Coporate and Community Sleepout kicks off in Gold Coast

    Vinnies together with Mr Rob Molhoek MP and Councillor Dawn Critchlow today launched the second Gold Coast Corporate and Community Sleepout to raise $150,000 towards building a new Homeless Support Centre. Participants...

  • Vinnies asking business leaders to sleep ROUGH

    Vinnies together with local celebrity Todd Widdicombe banded together to officially launch the Sunshine Coast Community Sleepout to raise more than $50,000 to help those facing homelessness. Participants can sign up at www.communitysleepout.org.au to...

  • Homeless Connect 2015

    The community and those facing or experiencing homelessness will have access to a range of vital services at the Homeless Connect event on Thursday 6 August at Quota Park. Sunshine Coast Housing and Homelessness Network event organiser Annette Baker...

  • Community Sleepout to help combat homelessness

    Homelessness happens in every neighbourhood, a sad reality the St Vincent de Pauls Society Conference Rosalie work tirelessly to overcome. The Conference sees more than 100 people in need each week that turn to the conference for help are families with...

  • Vinnies Ipswich opens BIGGER and BETTER

    Whether you are looking for that unique piece or on a tight budget, the new bigger and better Vinnies Ipswich has something for everyone. The new Vinnies shop, warehouse and support centre is at 272 Brisbane Street, West...

  • Vinnies Community Sleepout SUNSHINE COAST

    The 2015 Vinnies Sunshine Coast Vinnies Community Sleepout is TONIGHT. After weeks of dedicated fundraising and raising awareness, more than 80 participants will experience a night of sleeping on the streets with only a...

  • Vinnies Corporate and Community Sleepout GOLD COAST

    The 2015 Vinnies Corporate and Community Sleepout on the Gold Coast is TONIGHT with funds raised to go towards delivering a Homeless Support Centre. More than 4,000 Gold Coast people face homelessness or were are at risk...

  • Ravenshoe Breakfast Club - Grant Winners

    St Theresa’s Conference Ravenshoe have been successful through the Real Needs Community Grant from Real Insurance for their Ravenshoe Breakfast Club! The Ravenshoe Breakfast Club delivers a free, healthy breakfast...

  • Vinnies Spring Fashion Parade

    It’s National Op Shop Week (24-31 August)… …so Vinnies is holding a fabulous Spring Fashion Parade, showcasing the amazing donations we receive. You are invited to dress up and join us at Vinnies Kenmore for a fun night with a...

  • Vinnies says the reasons to donate are all around us in QLD

    MEDIA RELEASE Vinnies says the reasons to donate are all around us Thursday 1 May 2014 St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland launched the annual Winter Appeal today calling on the wider community to help those doing it...

  • Vinnies Community Sleepout Sunshine Coast kicks off

  • Vinnies calling on CEOs ready to rough it

  • Vinnies Boonah shop opens on Main Street

    Vinnies Boonah has opened the doors to their new retail and support centre space today with the help of locals and the Town Crier.