Media - Western Australia

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

  • Roundtable to End Homelessness

  • Vinnies is on the Move

    The St Vincent de Paul Society in Western Australia is moving to a new purpose built facility in Canning Vale. The Society is seeing more and more people falling into poverty and with an ever increasing demand for its...

  • Vinnies volunteers needed

    The St Vincent de Paul Society is relocating to a new purpose built facility in Canning Vale and as a result has a range of volunteer opportunities available. St Vincent de Paul Society CEO Mark Fitzpatrick said the new...

  • Opening of Community Support Centre

    The Mandurah Conference of St Vincent de Paul is opening its Community Support Centre on Monday the 31st October. The Conference has been operating and emergency relief office catering to the poor or disadvantaged in the...

  • Vinnies Night Markets

    On Monday 17 October, Vinnies held a Night Market for people experiencing homelessness, forming part of the Anti-Poverty Week activities. The Night Markets was a great event which saw a variety of food stalls,...

  • Vinnies expands to support South Hedland community

    The South Hedland Support Centre officially opened on Monday 29 August by St Vincent de Paul Society’s State President Bob Burns and CEO Mark Fitzpatrick along with community representatives. Made possible thanks...

  • New Tom Fisher House opens

    The St Vincent de Paul Society in Western Australia is pleased that the new Tom Fisher House located at 278 Beaufort Street Highgate is now in operation, with Perth’s rough sleepers now able to enjoy the new...

  • New program provides free tertiary education

    The St Vincent de Paul Society this year partnered with Edith Cowan University to provide opportunities for disadvantaged people to access free tertiary education. The Catalyst Clemente program delivers tertiary-level...

  • Vale Tom Fisher OAM

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    Watch Tom's story shown on Channel 10 news, Tuesday 7 June 2016 here. The St Vincent de Paul Society (WA) is mourning the loss of one of its...

  • Sod turns on Vinnies new home

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    The St Vincent de Paul Society in WA celebrated an exciting milestone with a sod turning ceremony to mark the start of works on its new home in...

  • Emergency Relief for Vinnies volunteers

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    The St Vincent de Paul Society is grateful to be receiving a Lotterywest Grant of $800,000 towards its Emergency Relief program. St Vincent de Paul...

  • Vinnies provides vital aid to Bushfire Victims

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    Adding to its recent efforts to help fire victims in the South West, the St Vincent de Paul Society is making $75,000 available to people who have...

  • Celebrating 150 Years of Hope

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    On 8th December 2015 the St Vincent de Paul Society in Western Australia commemorated its 150 year anniversary of the first formal meeting in 1865. WA...

  • Donations to support WA bushfire victims

    11 January 2016 The St Vincent de Paul Society would like to thank everyone who has been working hard to provide support to people who have been affected by the bushfires in the South West. The community has been...

  • Vinnies moving to keep up with demand

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    The St Vincent de Paul Society in WA is seeing more and more people falling into poverty and with an ever increasing demand for its services, it has...

  • Vinnies issues phone scam warning

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    The St Vincent de Paul Society in Western Australia is warning people of possible phone scammers contacting them in WA and asking for donations in the...

  • Local Students stepping up to help Vinnies help homeless youth

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    This Friday local school students are stepping up to help Vinnies help homeless youth. StepUp Swampathon 2014 (sponsored by Sanzone Retail Group) is a...

  • Come and join the Perth Wildcats and shake a tin for Vinnies!

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    The St Vincent de Paul Society is seeking Volunteers to help raise vital funds in the Perth CDB on Friday 12 September for the 2014 Vinnies Street...

  • Works starts on safe haven for city’s homeless

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    • New homeless shelter to offer 10 places for chronically homeless men/couples • Shelter to be named after Tom Fisher, St Vincent de...

  • IGA $5,000 Giveaway

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    St Vincent de Paul Society (WA) has been selected as one of the WA charities that could win $5,000 from the IGA Community Chest. You can vote for...

  • Witty fashion fun for Vinnies

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    Jenelle Witty of Nollamara, better known as Perth fashion blogger ‘Inspiring Wit’, has been chosen to partner with Vinnies for the Perth...

  • From Ship to shore with Vinnies

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    After 26 years in the Royal Australian Navy working out of nearly every State in Australia, taking on the role of Vinnies’ Shop Manager in...

  • Mandurah unites for homelessness

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    During National Homelessness Week (Monday 4 to Sunday 10 August), Passages Peel will join with other local support agencies on Wednesday 6 August and...

  • New Vinnies Store in Wembley

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    After 30 years in its old location, the Vinnies retail store in Wembley has moved to a bigger and brighter location across the road, specifically...

  • CEOs raise record amount sleeping out

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    Thanks to the combined efforts of the 111 community and business leaders who last night braved a cold and foggy night sleeping out at the WACA, have...

  • CEO Sleepout just around the corner

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    It is now less than two weeks until over 100 of Western Australia’s most prominent business and community leaders will give up the comfort of...

  • WA boss leading national tally

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    With only a month to go until this year’s CEO Sleepout, Western Australia’s Dale Alcock is not only leading the fundraising tally board in...

  • Annual Race Day helping WA’s homeless youth

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    The annual Passages Race Day to be held at Belmont Race Course this Saturday May 24 will see a record 280 people from some of Perth’s top...

  • Rising utility costs hurting State’s families

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    St Vincent de Paul Society is warning that the State Government’s budget announcing extensive utility increases to households is going to hurt...

  • Volunteering Reaps Rewards

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    With National Volunteering week from 12 – 18 May Vinnies is calling for much needed volunteers to help out at its Nollamara store. Lois Mehan,...

  • Local Stalwart clocks up 30 years of volunteering

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    After thirty years of volunteering her time to the Midland community, you could be forgiven for thinking that Pat Maher might be looking to take it a...

  • Volunteer Morning Tea

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    Recognising those who help others With National volunteer’s week just around the corner, the St Vincent de Paul Society’s Migrant and...

  • Winning with new Vinnies Role

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    For Busselton resident, Sharon O’Kane the FIFO life doesn’t compare to her new role as manager for the St Vincent de Paul Society’s...

  • Vinnies Calls On Government to Re-think Medicare Scheme

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    St Vincent de Paul Society Chief Executive Officer of WA, Mark Fitzpatrick, has called on the Liberal government to think about the people Vinnies...

  • Vinnies & Perth Heat Partnership Game

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    On Friday 24 January 2014 the St Vincent de Paul Society will be partnering with Perth Heat to hold a “Back to School” themed home game....

  • Christmas Appeal Launched

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    Vinnies launch Christmas Appeal amidst increasing calls for help from the community Calls for help to the St Vincent de Paul Society are on the...

  • Christmas Appeal Launch

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    Vinnies launch Christmas Appeal to amidst increasing calls for help from the community Calls for help to the St Vincent de Paul Society are on the...