Vinnies Queensland's biannual newsletter Making a Difference features stories from the good works of the St Vincent de Paul Society (Vinnies) Queensland's members, volunteers and staff.


Making a Difference Autumn 2017
Our Autumn edition of Making a Difference highlights the many ways we offer a hand up to people in need in our community. We share with you stories of how our members and volunteers have been busy working with families and individuals to connect them with material and emotional support to get them back on track. Stories includes 'Samantha's Story' where a recipient of support was able to transcend her past and envision a better life; and a story of how our youth coordinator Morgan describes what it's like being a Vinnies volunteer. 

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Making a Difference Spring 2016
Our Spring edition of Making a Difference explores the many ways people give help to others via acts of charity - such as material and financial donations, gifts in wills, volunteering, or buying at our retail shops. This edition also looks at how people are helped by our 'good works' and via donations of time and money. With your help, we will continue providing emergency relief, programs and services that transform the lives of people in need across Queensland.

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Past editions of Making a Difference

Making a Difference Autumn 2016
This issue explores many different ways we support people who are struggling or just need a helping hand up to make change in their lives.

We reflect on the power of companionship that the Society offers through the Compeer program; we celebrate the wonderful humanity shared by our team, through Mandy, to extend understanding and stoic support for people facing the ravages of mental illness; we also speak to one of our 2016 CEO Sleepout participants, Queensland QC Jacoba Brasch, who slept out in honour of her brother who suffered with mental illness and homelessness.

Making a Difference Spring 2015.
This issue visits Kevin a man who started down a path of homeless and despair; we share details from our CEO Sleepout and Community Sleepouts; get a glimpse from our Volunteer Refugee Tutoring and Community Support (VoRTCS) program and how they are assisting a Sudanese family in need; how Vinnies helped during Cyclone Marcia; introduce you to our Good Works Champions in the community; and more. It's thanks to you our generous donors that Vinnies is able to provide much-needed programs and services to people going through tough times.

Making a Difference Autumn 2015
This issue visits a mother getting her life back on track thanks to everyone's support, we meet one of our youngest donors, get a glimpse into the Christmas generosity with hampers and corporate support and look at a trial that aims to end homelessness, funded through a local Vinnies Community Sleepout.

Making a Difference Spring 2014
This issues is thanks to all our generous donors and Vincentians, volunteers and staff. This edition we get to meet Marion and the letter she inspired from someone who received a hand up. We also hear how the Sleepouts went this year, see how a generous donation helped families in Townsville gain independence and talk with Society donor Leonie Erbetto.

Making a Difference Autumn 2014
This issue thanks all our generous donors who helped us assist more than 280,000 Queenslanders in need. We share an inspirational story about courage and determination, look at the incredible Christmas hamper collections and distributions, put the spotlight on our home visitations and celebrate the opening of MacKillop Village to help those facing homelessness.


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