Vinnies Australia
yesterday at 07:49. Facebook
Kerry's about to embark on the journey of a lifetime.

She's currently training to trek the Great Wall of China whilst fundraising for Vinnies!

In the lead up to the big walk, Kerry has been going on bush walks with her daughter to prepare. She's also been hosting trivia nights to raise money, and has already raised over $4,000!

Kerry, we think you - and everyone participating in our Great...
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Vinnies Australia
03/24/2017 at 04:30. Facebook
"Above all be very gentle and courteous toward the people you serve; love them tenderly and respect them deeply.”

These wise words came from St Louise De Marillac, one of the strong and revolutionary women who have played a significant role in St Vincent de Paul Society's history.

In the 17th century, Louise befriended Vincent de Paul (the man our Society was named after!) and together they...
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Vinnies Australia
03/23/2017 at 06:44. Facebook
Home is where the homewares are

From ceramics to glassware, we've got treasures for all occasions. Head to your local store to bring new life to your house today!

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Vinnies Australia
03/22/2017 at 08:35. Facebook
"Where there’s tea, there’s hope." – Arthur Wing Pinero

Are you in need of companionship or a listening ear? Our Vinnies volunteers are here to help you, whether that's sharing a cup of tea or helping connect you to support services.

Get in touch today: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Vinnies Australia
03/21/2017 at 04:28. Facebook
"In diversity there is beauty, and there is strength" - Maya Angelou

Today on Harmony Day_AU (and every other day!) we're proud to celebrate the diversity of our community
It's International Day of Happiness and we want to take a moment to #SpreadHappiness

Taking time to appreciate the things we're grateful for each day can make us happier, more emotionally healthy, and more resilient to stress.

Tell us in the comments below - what makes you happy?
Louise House is one of our support centres on the Central Coast of NSW. It’s a place that provides a 'hand up' approach, while respecting an individual’s dignity and providing skills and techniques that help empower them.

Virginia is the Activities Officer at Louise House. Her passion and infectious positivity has helped many individuals and families over the years. She loves to offer new...
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Volunteers have been the of our organisation for over 160 years.

If you want to make a difference with your passion, experience, or skills (whatever they may be!) we'd love you to join our family too.

Find out how to become a #VinniesHero today: [ Bit.ly Link ]
It's Women's History Month, which is the perfect time to learn more about the powerful women who have worked with great resilience and heart to make the St Vincent de Paul Society what it is today.

This is one such woman. Her name is Blessed Rosalie Rendu.

Sister Rosalie was instrumental in founding the St Vincent de Paul Society. Her charity embraced all ages: she set up a nursery, an...
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Please welcome our new Western Australia Vinnies centre: Canning Vale!

With a clothing & furniture depot, an op-shop, a call-centre, and offices for our volunteers and staff, our new purpose-built facility will help us meet growing demand and provide a hand up to even more people experiencing poverty.
So many shoes, and only two feet!

Have you spotted your sole-mate at a Vinnies store recently? [ Bit.ly Link ]
Home visitation has been the core work of Vinnies since 1865. But what does it actually mean?

Well, apart from being our oldest service, it means visiting people in their homes to help them find the most appropriate response to their needs. Sometimes this means providing food, clothing, or furniture. Other times it will be giving budget support or helping with back-to-school costs or utility...
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Integrity is one of our favourite #VinniesValues

To us it means relentlessly pursuing the fair, right and moral thing to do - always guided by our mission, vision, and values.

Find out more about which values run through our core: [ Bit.ly Link ]
At Vinnies we are deeply saddened by the decision from Fair Work Australia to cut Sunday and Public Holiday penalty rates.

This is an attack on people who already struggle to survive and for whom penalty rates make an important difference from week to week.

The changes to penalty rates will affect more than 700,000 workers across the retail, hospitality, fast-food and pharmacy industries....
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This International Women’s Day we are celebrating the women we help, who have overcome family violence, relationship breakdowns, financial strain and many other challenges.

We are fighting for a world where violence against women, a leading cause for women experiencing homelessness, no longer exists.

Today and every day we salute them.

#BeBoldForChange #VinniesHeroes
We won't rest until we see this number reduce to zero.

Are you with us? Help us continue our life-changing good works for Australian children doing it tough: [ Bit.ly Link ]
The NDIS National Disability Insurance Scheme puts the power back in the hands of people with disability. This game-changing initiative will empower millions of people to grow their independence and reach their goals.

We're proud to be supporting people with a disability all around Australia through the NDIS. If you want to learn more, head to: [ Bit.ly Link ]
On a beautiful summer day, our NSW SPARK program took a group of newly arrived families from Syria and Iraq on a bushwalk.

A simple walk through nature to appreciate the wonders of Australia's bush.

Danny was one of the young boys on our walk. On the train ride, we chatted about the animals he would get to see - the lizards and kookaburras - and the red sap on gum trees. Danny led the way....
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R.E.S.P.E.C.T.

It's at the heart of everything we do, every person we encounter, every word we utter. Respect keeps us grounded and motivated to continue making our society the best it can be.

Respect is also one of our #VinniesValues. Want to know what else is? Check out [ Bit.ly Link ]
It took a lot of courage for Mary to leave her 14-year abusive relationship.

With her three children, Mary sought shelter at a Vinnies transition house in NSW. Mary told us “I had been in a refuge before, but this was different. With crisis refuges you can only stay for a limited time and you’re surrounded by people in the same situation, which can be more depressing. But at Vinnies, we had...
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