Posts Tagged ‘Society of St Vincent de Paul’

Vinnies’ innovative housing project to house seven young families

Monday, March 7th, 2022

Catholic voluntary organisation St Vincent de Paul (Vinnies) has come up with an innovative housing project that will see seven young Christchurch families at a time into warm, dry, secure and affordable homes. So far 55 per cent of the funds needed to complete the project are already confirmed and a fundraising strategy is in Read more

‘Extraordinary amount’ collected for Vinnies food bank

Thursday, November 18th, 2021

Staff at the St Vincent de Paul foodbank were left with the unusual sensation of wondering where to start putting things after a truck loaded to the brim with food arrived at the centre yesterday. Centre and pastoral co-ordinator Sarah Strang said the Dunedin City Council had done a collection around all its staff and Read more

Vinnies says food parcel demand is soaring

Thursday, September 9th, 2021

Food parcel demand is surging in Hamilton as Covid lockdown restrictions start to bite across the city. At St Vincent de Paul (Vinnies) Hamilton, demand for food parcels has increased fourfold since the start of level 4 restrictions, general manager Mike Rolton​ says. “Normally we’d do 20 family food parcels per day on average but, Read more

Vinnies Youth impress pensioners

Monday, February 22nd, 2021

Youth branch members of St Vincent de Paul – aka Vinnies Youth – helped redirect about 13,000 free school lunches during last week’s level 3 lockdown in Auckland. The recipients – Auckland pensioners – were reportedly “stunned” to receive the lunches. About 8,000 free school lunches were ready last Monday and another 5,000 were ready Read more

Burglars steal donated food and gifts from Vinnies

Thursday, December 3rd, 2020

The Parish Priest of the Palmerston North Cathedral, Fr Joe Grayland, is thanking the local people and businesses for replacing many of the donated Christmas goods and much of the food, stolen over the weekend. “Their generosity has been outstanding, and it restores my faith in human nature”, he says. “They will literally help make Read more

St Vincent de Paul “Free Week” timed just right

Thursday, October 22nd, 2020

This week the South Dunedin St Vincent de Paul Shop put no limit on what people can take. “No one has gone over the top, they only took what they need”, St Vincent de Paul area president, Lynlea Forbes told CathNews. “The generosity of people abounds”, she said. Forbes told CathNews that because it is Read more

Youth homelessness on the rise

Thursday, September 24th, 2020

Catholic charities in the UK are warning that that youth homelessness is on the rise. Young people are leading a significant rise in the number of people sleeping rough and facing homelessness in various ways. “If you care about homelessness, youth homelessness should be at the top of your agenda,” the chief executive of the Read more

Act of God damages Napier Vinnies shop

Saturday, October 5th, 2019

A severe hail storm in Hawkes Bay seriously damaged a St Vincent de Paul Opportunity Shop in Napier on Tuesday. Shop manager Richard Kelly-Lowe said water came flooding in “like a river” and caused the suspended ceiling to collapse under the pressure. Kelly-Lowe was at the front window with staff and shoppers fascinated as they Read more

Ozanam House rates remission refusal

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

Palmerston North city councillors have asked staff to “please explain” after the surprise decision to charge Ozanam House full rates. Ozanam House provides accommodation for regional cancer patients staying in the city for radiotherapy treatment at Palmerston North Hospital has previously had $18,000 a year in general rates remitted. Read more Related Posts:Lack of staff Read more

St Vincent de Paul helping reduce waste sent to landfill

Monday, November 20th, 2017

A Wellington op shop is taking the classic “reduce, reuse and recycle” message one step further in an effort to bring its textile waste down to zero. Caroline O’Reilly, the new textile recycling coordinator at St Vincent de Paul in Kilbirnie, is helping reduce the amount of waste the store sends to landfill by repurposing Read more