Posts Tagged ‘Vinnies’

Regional seminars to revitalise Vinnies Comments 0

Thursday, June 13th, 2019

A series of regional seminars is being run throughout New Zealand focusing on spiritual renewal and the recruitment of new members to join the Society of St Vincent de Paul. The seminars, run by the Society’s National Spiritual Adviser Fr Jeff Drane, are being held in the coming months in response to requests from Vincentians Read more

New woman president for Vinnies Comments 0

Thursday, November 22nd, 2018

For just the second time in its long history, the St Vincent de Paul Society in New Zealand has elected a woman to be its new national president. Marlena Hoeft-Marwick has been involved with the Society of St Vincent de Paul since she was in primary school and has come up through the ranks of 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

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

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

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