Posts Tagged ‘St Vincent de Paul Society’

Dumping: Just a few can’t tell a landfill from an Op Shop Comments 0

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

“It’s not all good, but there is a lot of good.” says Mike Rolton Hamilton’s St Vincent de Paul manager. It appears that while a few don’t know the difference between a landfill and a charity Op Shop, the Vinnies in Hamilton say the good outweighs the bad by a country mile. Last month TVNZ Read more

Bishop Dolan in Rome for St Vincent de Paul Assembly Comments 1

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

Owen Dolan, emeritus coadjutor bishop of Palmerston North, is pictured above with Pope Francis. He is pointing out to him the presence of the St Vincent de Paul group at the General Audience, just 50 metres away. The photo shows the Pope acknowledging the group with a wave. Bishop Dolan was at the International Assembly of Read more

St Vincent de Paul come to rescue of cruise ship Comments 0

Friday, April 29th, 2016

St Vincent de Paul supplied The Radiance of the Seas with five thousand altar breads after it had run out a day before arriving in New Zealand. Marketing Manager Sarah Ford said the cruise director’s call was a big deal, as they usually only sell around 100 at a time. She said one of the Read more

Pies donated to St Vincent de Paul help feed hungry Auckland families Comments 0

Friday, November 27th, 2015

A chance meeting with a small dog changed Peter Irving’s life. Two years ago, Sandringham resident Mark Ward was walking his dog, Taco, when they bumped into Irving. He and Ward struck a deal that would ultimately affect thousands of families in need across Auckland. Ward is a business development representative for Mrs Mac’s Pies. He Read more

Vinnies and gangs dish out sandwiches to needy children Comments 0

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

You may not be surprised to know that the St Vincent de Paul Society in Hamilton has the Loaves & Fishes programme, which takes school lunches to children in 24 Hamilton schools. What may be more of an eye opener is that a local gang is doing the same thing. The Tribal Huks is a Read more

Young Vinnie receives Absolutely Positive award Comments 0

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Finn Lowndes from St Patrick’s College in Kilbirnie Wellington is first person to receive The Absolutely Positively Wellington Student Award. This award is given to secondary school students who have demonstrated commitment lo Wellington and their community. It is the brainchild of mayor Celia Wade-Brown. “it was time the positive aspects of teenagers were celebrated,” Read more

Auckland Vinnies give desks to schools in Tonga and Samoa Comments 0

Friday, July 12th, 2013

The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul of Auckland, as part of the 2013 “Assist a School Project” in support of schools in the Pacific, sent a large shipment of desks and chairs to Takuilau College in Tonga and also to colleges in Samoa earlier this year. These 200 sets of second-hand desks and chairs Read more

Removing rubbish left outside stores costing Sallies big money Comments 0

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Rubbish being dumped outside Salvation Army stores is costing the organisation hundreds of thousands of dollars. Many Salvation Army stores have signage asking donors to leave behind “quality, re-useable items”. But many stores are finding people could be confusing treasure for trash. The New Zealand Herald reports that staff are some times arriving at work to Read more

A new leader for St Vincent de Paul in Auckland Comments 0

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

Delphina Soti has been appointed as operations manager for the St Vincent de Paul Society in Auckland, New Zealand. Soti, who has worked with young people nationally and in Auckland for the society, takes over from Bill van Dam who is stepping down after 23 years in such roles. “It is time for me to step Read more

Growing gap between rich and poor alarms charities Comments 0

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Charities say they have watched with concern as the gap between rich and poor grew over the past few years with no solution in sight. Wellingtonian of the Year and former City Missioner Father Des Britten said there was no doubt things were getting worse. Unfortunately in today’s world it was up to each person Read more