Vinnies Australia
Vinnies Australia
yesterday at 02:34. Facebook
Vinnies volunteers are the hidden heroes that walk among us every day giving help. They're in our Vinnies Shops, on our streets, in people's homes, educating our children, lending their ears to listen and provide companionship.

Our volunteers are everyday people, from all walks of life and backgrounds. Together their selfless actions enable us to assist the people in the greatest need in...
View details ⇨
Vinnies volunteers are the hidden heroes that walk among us every day
Megan Jane
Fay Rosa
Vinnies Australia
Vinnies Australia
06/24/2017 at 06:50. Facebook
Believe it or not, each year Vinnies helps over 1.3 million Aussies get back on their feet. That's close to 6% of the entire population!

But all of this work can't be done without the generous donations of time, goods, and money by everyday Aussies like you. With the end of financial year fast approaching, please donate to Vinnies, knowing your funds will allow us to help even more Aussies...
View details ⇨
Believe it or not each year Vinnies helps over 13 million Aussies
Pat Nilson
Ken Burnett
Vinnies Australia
Vinnies Australia
06/23/2017 at 08:11. Facebook
As we come to the end of our 163rd financial year of helping Aussies in need in our local communities, we want to thank you, our amazing community, for your generous contributions

While the countdown is on to the end of the financial year, we're not slowing down yet. We still have 7 more days before EOFY to raise as many donations as we can for Aussies doing it tough.

Your generous...
View details ⇨
As we come to the end of our 163rd financial year of
Olga Kennedy
Vinnies Australia
Vinnies Australia
06/22/2017 at 09:19. Facebook
Pauly Culshaw
Sue Lock-davis
Jan Meyer
Vinnies Australia
Vinnies Australia
06/20/2017 at 09:49. Facebook
Many countries around the world do not enjoy the peace and democracy of Australia. This can often lead to terrible conflict and warfare, and persecution of minority groups in much of the world. People may be forced from their homes and jobs, kidnapped and subjected to torture, or ostracised because of their race or religion. Fearing for their own and their children's lives, this forces many...
View details ⇨
Many countries around the world do not enjoy the peace and democracy
Coral McBride
Pat Farmer
Robert Edward Fleming
Vinnies Australia
Vinnies Australia
06/19/2017 at 08:37. Facebook
“Australia has always been very important for the worldwide Vincentian family. The country has been at the front edge of the international Society of Saint Vincent de Paul development in many ways".

These are the words of our International President of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Renato Lima de Oliveira (middle), on his recent visit to Australia.

This feedback is a huge credit to...
View details ⇨
Australia has always been very important for the worldwide Vincentian family The
Kerry Riseley
Christine Jongebloed
Fay Rosa
Placing yourself in another's situation is a surefire way to gain their perspective and understanding. So earlier this year on International Wheelchair Day, we partnered with the City of Sydney and Wheelchair Sports NSW to put on a ‘come and try’ wheelchair table tennis event! ♿

Activities like this are very important for the community so we can all learn how develop empathy and...
View details ⇨
Placing yourself in anothers situation is a surefire way to gain their
Sandra Hobbins
Amy Fahey
Brian Ricketts
The traits of a true hero are hard to define. Some heroes earn their capes by finding the courage to rebuild their own lives. Others by donating their precious time or money to Vinnies, or by volunteering to help Australians experiencing disadvantage.

When you support Vinnies, you become a hero, because you're providing our volunteers with the resources they need to rebuild more lives this...
View details ⇨
The traits of a true hero are hard to define Some heroes
Mary Kleynjan
Jann Allwood
Lee Allice
Interview techniques, resilience, and practical knowledge are all important skills to help us thrive in the workforce. Without these skills being passed down through schooling or by parents, it's easy for young people to fall behind.

We recognise this, so the team at Vinnies QLD has recently launched a new education program aimed at disadvantaged youths. The Get Set for Work program gives...
View details ⇨
Interview techniques resilience and practical knowledge are all important skills to help
Jenny Bowman
Pamela Bell
Edwina Wagland
A sense of independence is something that's easy to take for granted. But for others it's elusive, and out of reach due to abuse, hardship, addiction or mental health issues.

Our community housing company, Amélie Housing, is a partner in the NSW Government's Social and Affordable Housing Fund (SAHF), which aims to create more social and affordable housing in our society so Aussie households...
View details ⇨
A sense of independence is something thats easy to take for granted
Colleen Jean
Julianne Fraser
Sharon McInney
There are currently over 105,000 Aussies experiencing homelessness, and hundreds of thousands more doing it tough or at risk of becoming homeless.

Only together, with your generous donations, are we able to provide them with much-needed food, shelter and refuge from abuse.

Supporting our 2017 Vinnies Winter Appeal will make you a hero to the thousands of Australians trying to rebuild their...
View details ⇨
There are currently over 105000 Aussies experiencing homelessness and hundreds o
Julie Linsley
Beryl Cross
Sheila Fowler
Spending time with friends is good for the soul and the heart And sharing a rich and rewarding experience like volunteering with your friends is a memory you can all look back on with pleasure and pride!

Become a Vinnies volunteer today: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Spending time with friends is good for the soul and the heart
Belle Bosnic
Debbie Desborough
Catherine Blay
Today, on World Environment Day, do something to take care of the Earth

One simple way to help keep our planet healthy is to reduce landfill, and instead recycle by donating clean, quality clothing, bric a brac, manchester, or furniture. Your donations are not only a much better choice for the environment, but donations to Vinnies are also used to fund life-changing support services like...
View details ⇨
Today on World Environment Day do something to take care of the Earth
Kirsten Jepsen
May Ybanez Winckel
Dawn Jamieson
Stretching over 21,000 kms in length, the Great Wall of China is one of mankind’s most impressive accomplishments, and a structure to be admired. Similarly, we are constantly in awe of our amazing Vinnies supporters, like this brave group who recently took on a challenge to trek the Great Wall!

Every step taken on the journey raised funds to help us continue changing lives, and recently they...
View details ⇨
Stretching over 21000 kms in length the Great Wall of China is
Anne Maye
Sandra Penman
Hazel Kilgallon
It's time to take the next steps in Australia's reconciliation journey.

The conversation is well overdue, but it is essential if we are to heal the rift between Australia's First Nations Peoples and non-Indigenous Australians.

If you call this nation your home, then #NationalReconciliationWeek should matter to you.

Find out how you can get involved: reconciliation.org.au/nrw

: Recognise
It's time to take the next steps in Australia's reconciliation journey
Kalinda Grayling
Sarah Jane Bennett
Georgina Johnson
After a marriage breakdown and years living without a home, Greg had almost no will to live. At one point Greg was forced to sleep in an empty shed for safety and warmth. During his darkest time, suicide felt like his only option.

But then a Vinnies volunteer called Susan helped him find someone to speak to and a place to call home. Thanks to Susan’s help, Greg has been able to reconnect...
View details ⇨
After a marriage breakdown and years living without a home Greg had
Karen Day
George Kozaczynski
Kae Bulmer
We spoke to members of the Indigenous community for their views on #NationalReconciliationWeek.

Linda Burney, the first Aboriginal woman to be elected to the House of Representatives, told us that reconciliation is fundamentally about truth-telling. "It is part of a process of healing. That is a painful process but one which will let us walk taller as Australians.”

Click to read more from...
View details ⇨
We spoke to members of the Indigenous community for their views on

Reconciliation: let's take the next steps

vinnies.org.au
Richmal Fletcher
Michael Davies
Kim Friis
Our National Council CEO had a special message for Malcolm Turnbull in response to the budget

Dr John Falzon spoke of growing inequality in Australia, saying the recent decision to make cuts to social expenditure, health, housing and education are creating an unfair society.

"Our economy seems to be based on the perverse notion of to those who have much, more will be given. And from...
View details ⇨
Our National Council CEO had a special message for Malcolm Turnbull in
Mary Bourke
Brian Kelly
Sam Rajendran
A beautiful message of hope from one of our donors

We're continually in awe of the messages of encouragement that flood in from around Australia.

Do you have an inspiring message for Aussies experiencing disadvantage and hardship? Post your message in the comments section below.
A beautiful message of hope from one of our donors
Margaret Christie
Karen Elaine Ducat
Brian Kelly
Each year thousands of Australians can suddenly find their life in pieces. Through relationship breakdowns, addiction or mental health issues, many find themselves experiencing homelessness.

But it doesn’t have to be this way.

Donate now to the Vinnies Winter Appeal and help rebuild lives: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Each year thousands of Australians can suddenly find their life in pieces
Rosie Watters
Frank Branigan
Kathleen Devine