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Membership and Development Engagement Officer – St Vincent de Paul, Toowoomba

Membership and Development Engagement Officer “It is essential that the Society continually promote the formation and training of its members and officers, in order to deepen their knowledge of the Society and their spirituality, improve the sensitivity, quality and efficiency of their service to the poor and help them be aware of the benefits, resources and opportunities that are available ... Read More »

CEO’s to Sleepout at home for 2020 Vinnies fundraiser

THE Vinnies CEO Sleepout is going virtual and hi-tech so the popular fundraising event for the homeless can go ahead on June 18 despite any COVID-19 restrictions. Business and community leaders who usually come together for the annual event will instead curl up in cars, in their backyards and on couches right across Australia, with each participant joining an interactive, ... Read More »

Vinnies shops closed for a month, but help is still available for those in need

VINNIES Queensland chief executive officer Kevin Mercy sent out a simple message to anyone affected by COVID-19 joblessness, underemployment or poverty – help is still available. Mr Mercer said to follow health directives meant Vinnies was forced to close its 153 Queensland shops last week for a four-week period from March 30. “The closure was necessary, but done with great ... Read More »

Thief ram raids new West End Vinnies shop, steals $30 in costume jewellery

RAMMING his car in reverse through the front doors of Vinnies’ West End store, a thief pilfered jewellery for two minutes before speeding back out of the store, narrowly avoiding a pedestrian in the escape. The stolen jewellery was worth $20-$30.  The store was looking at about $300 in stock losses from the snatch and grab job. Vinnies Queensland retail ... Read More »

Generosity of spirit on show in bushfire crisis as Vinnies launches fire disaster appeal

“DISCIPLESHIP in action” is how a parish priest described the selfless contribution of Queenslanders who witnessed their homes surrounded by bush fires, yet took action to help their neighbours. At Peregian Beach in Noosa District Parish, Fr Jason Middleton thanked local Catholics for their generosity of spirit assisting others, as fire raged around them. “They took people into their homes, ... Read More »

What is a Vincentian life? Focus on the faith, then serve others in need

ANNETTE Baker has a simple motto – try and do something for someone every day. It’s a motto that’s served her through 19 years with the St Vincent de Paul Society, where she serves as Queensland vice-president. It also took her to win 2017 Community Leader of the Year at The Community Leader Awards. The Vincentian life is a constant ... Read More »

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