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Gold Coast Vinnies raises Cornerstone of hope for city’s homeless

Vinnies Gold Coast homeless project

EACH night on the Gold Coast 1400 people are homeless. “The need is massive,” executive officer of the St Vincent de Paul Society’s South Coast diocesan council in Queensland Shane Klintworth said. “It’s a mixture of people who are couch surfing, living in overcrowded accommodation, or they may well be in a refuge or they could be sleeping rough.” Recent ... Read More »

Beenleigh Vinnies ready to help flood victims recover

Vinnies Beenleigh president

THE Beenleigh Vinnies team is gearing up to provide ongoing support to families hit hard by flooding. As the brown tide of floodwaters subsides across south-east Queensland, the clean-up is proving a mammoth task, not just for an army of volunteers, but also for agencies such as Vinnies which stands ready to help with food, clothing and furniture. The St ... Read More »

Muslim community donates $3000 to Vinnies Jimboomba

Vinnies Jimboomba receives donation

MUSLIM leaders based in Jimboomba have donated $3000 to a Catholic charity to support the poor and needy. St Vincent de Paul Society Jimboomba conference president Peter Flynn received a cheque for $3000 from the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association Jimboomba on Australia Day. Mr Flynn said the donation from the Muslim community was a major relief for the conference, which supports ... Read More »

Poverty blues: The number of young people living on the street is rising

MAX Bushnell and Bianca Jackson sit with an empty hat begging for help. They are the hard-luck face of the street in 2017, as support agencies like the St Vincent de Paul Society are bracing for a tough year ahead. Young people make up an increasing number of people turning to agencies for support. Last Monday night Mr Bushnell and ... Read More »

New Brisbane city Vinnies will be a ‘place of mercy and hope’

Vinnies Brisbane city

CITY dwellers experiencing poverty, loneliness and isolation can turn to a new “centre of charity” that will provide free high-quality emergency goods to people in need. St Vincent de Paul Society opened its new retail shop, better known as a “centre of charity”, on Mary Street in Brisbane’s CBD last month. It is the first Vinnies op shop to open ... Read More »

You can now grab a bargain and sip on a good coffee at Vinnies

coffee-at-vinnies

COFFEE lovers with an eye for a bargain at Sumner Park will be thrilled to find the local Vinnies store is the first in the St Vincent de Paul Society to have a café. With no cafes in sight at the industrial estate, in Brisbane’s west, Vinnies have found a new range of customers venturing into its store with the introduction ... Read More »

Broncos pay visit to generous giver in surprise party

Broncos make surprise visit

PAYING off groceries, coffee and petrol for strangers has earned a law firm secretary a free pop-up party with the Brisbane Broncos. Rebecca Buzacott has been anonymously buying items for strangers with Kindness Cards, an initiative of Australian online community Wake Up Project. “It’s just a case of walking into a shop, pre-paying something for somebody else, handing over your ... Read More »

Refugees hang ten on Aussie beach

Refugee learns to surf

MORE than 100 migrant and refugees from southern Brisbane suburbs were greeted with blue skies, sunshine and warm smiles for the annual Infant Saviour St Vincent de Paul Society conference beach picnic. Conference president Dot Farley said the day, in its 14th year, was a huge success. Burleigh Heads Vincentian Hans Van Mosseveld said the picnic was a collaborative effort ... Read More »

Will homelessness be a federal election issue in 2016?

THE St Vincent de Paul Society wants homelessness and affordable housing to be a key issue of this year’s federal election. The society’s national chief executive officer Dr John Falzon called for that as he welcomed the Federal Government’s recent announcement that it would establish a working group to improve and increase Australia’s stock of social and affordable housing. “It ... Read More »