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Mini Vinnies discuss charitable works

Mini Vinnies discuss charitable works
The St Mary's Mini Vinnies group discussed a range of topics today, not least of which was their commitment to the '40 Bags in 40 Days' campaign over Lent. One student per day will bring in a bag of items from home to donate to the needy, right up until Easter.  The students also discussed what 'love' looks like and how they could express thei...
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Service Provider Morning Tea

Service Provider Morning Tea

If you are a social service provider in Armidale, come along to our Morning Tea on 15th Feb to learn about Vinnies Youth Respite Programs. The event will be held at the Rusden Street store between 10.30am and 11.30am.

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44 Students at St Mary's Badge Ceremony

44 Students at St Mary's Badge Ceremony

On Monday 6th February, St Mary's Mini Vinnies in Armidale had their first meeting of the year. 44 students received their Vinnies badges. There were 14 students in year 3 and year 4, and 16 students in year 6. Looking forward to a great year folks!

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Stunning effort from UNE

Stunning effort from UNE
We are so grateful to be recipients of UNE's inaugural Staff Christmas Appeal! Today Vice Chancellor Annabelle Duncan presented us with 17 large moving boxes containing food, toys and an assortment of other items, in addition to a brand new children's bike and a huge chocolate teddy bear. These gifts will enable our Care and Support team ...
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They did something about it!

They did something about it!

​On Tuesday 13th December, Mini Vinnies Members at St Joseph's Uralla were presented with their very special badges in recognition of the group's tremendous effort over the last year.

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$2000 Donation to Vinnies in Inverell

$2000 Donation to Vinnies in Inverell

​Out sincerest thanks to the Staff and Students of Holy Trinity, who presented a $2000 donation to our Care and Support section. The money will be used to  support the poor and disadvantaged in the local area

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Huge Christmas Appeal Contribution

Huge Christmas Appeal Contribution
The Students of O'Connor High in Armidale rose to the challenge today and donated 8 baskets full of toys, homewares, food, confectionary, office supplies and toiletries to Vinnies. The baskets were presented at the annual Christmas Liturgy. Principal Charlie Allen mentioned that both the generosity of the giver and the gratitude of the receiver wer...
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Huge numbers at St Philomena's

Huge numbers at St Philomena's
Approximately 50 students attended the Vinnies information session at St Philomenas, Moree on the 29th November. Conference Coordinator Lauren Donnelly and the Dio Youth Coordinator talked about the link between Jesus' command to love and the work done by conference members. When asked who would like to join the St Philly's Vinnies Conference next ...
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Another Great Christmas Party at St Marys

Another Great Christmas Party at St Marys

The St Mary's Armidale Mini Vinnies group ran another great Christmas Party recently. The whole school was involved with games, and other cool activities like face painting. Earlier on that day, the students took a massive stockpile of Christmas Appeal donations down to the local Vinnies Shop.

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Are you interested in issues of social justice? Do you want to do something to make a difference in the world?

Are you interested in issues of social justice? Do you want to do something to make a difference in the world?
Join our passionate group of Young Adult members and volunteers around Australia (16-35) who are taking action to make a difference within their local community. We will be running the  "Buddies Day" and "Homework Club" programs beginning early in 2017. For more information on 'Buddies Days", please follow this link: https://www.vinnies.o...
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