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New Conference Building and Shop expansion for Quirindi Vinnies

Monday 20th of June 2016 marked the start of construction of a new Conference building in Quirindi, as well as a refurbishment and expansion to the current shop on Church Avenue. The Society's members are volunteers, and usually meet weekly or fortnightly to provide support and a 'hand up' to those inneed in what is termed a 'Co...
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Recognition from the 'Buy a Bale' Campaign

St Mary's Mini Vinnies have received a Certificate of Appreciation from the Buy a Bale Campaign, for their donation of hay bales to struggling farmers in Narrabri Good Work!

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National CEO thanks St Mary's Mini Vinnies

On the 20th of June, the St Mary's Mini Vinnies Team in Armidale received a personalised card from National Vinnies CEO Dr John Falzon. He thanked Belinda Burton and the Conference for all of their dedication and commitment in addressing Social Justice issues in the New England!!! Folks, what can we add to that?  Very well done and well deserv...
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Fabulous Fashion Parade at St Philly's in Moree

​Well over 200 Parents and Friends turned out tonight for the annual Vinnies Fashion Parade at St Philomena's in Moree. Students of all ages 'strutted the stage' with clothing that they had hand-picked from the Vinnies Shop. Many thanks to Colleen Nash and the rest of the crew at the shop for opening extended hours so that the students could pick t...
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Office Bearers at St Mary's Guyra receive their Badges

Well done to the students, who today were presented with their 'Badges of Office' by the Diocesan Youth Coordinator!

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St Mary's Guyra reach the Queensland Outback with Aid

St Mary's Mini Vinnies in Guyra have been donating much needed books to the Primary School in Yaraka, which is in Central Queensland. Today, the students at St Mary's received photos and a letter thanking them for all of their efforts. Yaraka is a little over 1300km from Guyra. Super effort Team!

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Vinnies Armidale Community Sleepout 3rd and 4th September 2016

Vinnies Armidale Community Sleepout 3rd and 4th September 2016

​To donate, go to: http://nswvinniescommunitysleepout.gofundraise.com.au/page/vinniesarmidale

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O'Connor Students Sponsor 7 Children

​St Francis of Assisi Conference members at O'Connor College are sponsoring 7 Thai Children, from Year 2 to Year 12 to go to school for 1 year - through the Assist a Student program. It only costs $70 per student and anyone can do it. Well done to St Francis Members.

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Warialda Mini Vinnies consider John the Baptist

On the 9th June, the Mini Vinnies group in Warialda spent some time in spiritual reflection. Their focus was John the Baptist. The children learned that John, like his Aunty Mary and his Cousin Jesus was born without original sin. The group also though about the significance of John's life - being a herald for his Cousin. Members discussed his role...
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Vinnies Winter Appeal

Vinnies Winter Appeal
Women in Australia are experiencing homelessness at rates more than double those of women in the UK, St Vincent de Paul Society NSW President Denis Walsh announced as he launched the 2016 Winter Appeal. Mr Walsh said the statistics were shocking and that the St Vincent de Paul Society was working hard to meet the demand from women and children for ...
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