Posts Tagged ‘Society of St Vincent de Paul’

St Vincent de Paul helping reduce waste sent to landfill Comments 0

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

The Story of Ozanam House cancer home Comments 0

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

A Home Away From Home Like No Other, published by the Ozanam House Trust to celebrate a half-century of the House’s operations, tells the history of this charitable endeavour. Conceived by the Society of St Vincent de Paul and developed in 1971 in collaboration with the Cancer Society Manawatu, the original Ozanam House began with Read more

Homelessness has many faces Comments 0

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

The first thing I noticed was his Mercedes. It was only when he got closer that I realised he was also wearing a pretty expensive-looking suit. We don’t see the likes of — well, let’s call him ‘John’ — coming to our soup vans every day. When you’ve been visiting the streets of Melbourne serving Read more

Vinnies stands up for asylum seekers Comments 0

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Australia’s St Vincent de Paul Society – Vinnies – is condemning a Federal Government ultimatum to 7,500 asylum seekers. They are being told to shape up with their paperwork or ship out – back home or somewhere else. Anywhere else. They have until 1 October to produce the documentation the Government wants. Vinnies National Council Read more

Saving his life by volunteering Comments 0

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

It’s not unusual to experience setbacks in life, and most people, with the right support, can overcome them. But sometimes, a tragic circumstance such as a difficult childhood or the death of a loved one can set us off course. In these situations it takes a special encounter to get back on track and make Read more

SVDP pays tribute to volunteer Muhammad Ali Comments 0

Friday, June 10th, 2016

The executive director of the Society of St Vincent de Paul in Phoenix, AZ, has paid tribute to the volunteer work of the late boxing champion Muhammad Ali. Steve Zabilski wrote that Ali, with his wife Lonnie, were regular volunteers at the society’s dining rooms. Mr Zabilski stated that Ali was part of the Vincentian Read more

SVDP helps kids by bringing new life to old computers Comments 0

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

A group of young Kiwi men associated with the Society of St Vincent de Paul are helping bring underprivileged kids into the digital age. A project has been started by several men, some of whom are former Young Vinnies, to help give south Auckland children access to computers who otherwise wouldn’t have this. The men are Read more

St Vincent de Paul to launch “Assist a School” project Comments 1

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

This coming Friday the Society of St Vincent de Paul in Auckland is  launching its “Assist a School” educational project appeal. The “Assist a School“ educational project appeal is a new initiative from the Society of St Vincent de Paul and is aimed at raising funds to support schools in the Asia /Pacific area that struggle Read more