Sancta Maria College – Theme: Food Insecurity
It was great to meet up with Mr Gorman, DRS of Sancta Maria to plan out the Vinnies programme for the next 2 terms..Such an awesome challenge given they have 300 in their group…Such exciting times. Thank you also for the donation of canned food from the students we picked up today! God bless : )
St Mary’s College -Theme: Homelessness
Such a moving experience with the St Mary’s College Vinnies this evening… These young women served with a smile and a song at an emergency housing center, sharing their time and gifts with all those present. As part of their focus on Homelessness this term, the team at St Mary’s hope to connect and experience the realities faced by others in society…A special shout to the “tree of wisdom” -Gloria for the guidance and wisdom and also to the rest of the Liston team for your commitment and compassion.
Baradene College – Theme: Food Insecurity and Vulnerability
An awesome meeting with the Baradene Vinnies today as they unpack their theme for this term -Poverty… and understanding the implications of lacking the basic necessities and choices for many families in New Zealand.
As part of their service work these Vinnies are in the midst of organizing a mega can drive for Auckland SVdP foodbanks.. the photos speak for themselves, a true testament of their compassion and willingness to serve others! There was an amazing turn out of students and we wish to congratulate these wonderful ladies on their commitment …It was also awesome to meet up with the legends Fr John Allardyce and Mrs Everitt ….such an honour!!
Sancta Maria College – Theme: Vulnerability (Fundraiser to support orphans in Malawi)
The Sacred Heart College Vinnies are in full swing as they prepare for the amazing year ahead. The school was abuzz with activity as the seniors and the staff were hosting Sacred Heart College’s Open day. This group of young men have just completed their fundraiser for young people in Malawi..well done. We are very stoked to work alongside this passionate group of young men .
Also a special mention of Mrs Oliphant one of our longest serving Vinnies teachers…she has been serving behind the scenes supporting the work of the Society for the last 14 Years!!! What commitment! Much love and respect.
St Dominic’s College – Theme : Food Insecurity
Great to see the Vinnies of St Dominic’s College today. This awesome group of Vinnies are currently focussing on the theme of Poverty -unpacking and understanding Food Insecurity..They have launched an appeal to collect food for the local SVdP foodbanks. What great energy!! Looking forward to their journey of service as it unfolds !!
Baradene College – Theme: Food Insecurity
The team @ Baradene have spent the past few weeks working on their theme of “Food insecurity” -unpacking the reality of families that struggle to put food on the table.. . The Youth team were really stoked at what the Baradene Vinnies have achieved. They collected approx 2000 cans of food..these will be distributed out to several of the local SVdP food banks that are currently struggling with the referrals coming in for food assistance. Welldone to the leadership and the vinnies team from Baradene!!!
Carmel College – Theme: Homelessness (De Paul House Emergency housing)
Wonderful to see the Vinnies of Carmel College today as they seek to immerse themselves in this term’s theme: ‘Homelessness’. Did you know that around 200 people sleep rough in the centre of Auckland City.
Did you know this is only one formof homelessness? The secondary form of Homelessness is those seeking accommodation in refuges, emergency housing, shelters etc??
Carmel college will spend the rest of the term learning about Homelessness and finding different ways to try and make a difference…From Easter egg drives to visitations to De Paul House… these young women are up to a solid start! Great work ladies !!
Ignite 2014 Young Adults Team- Theme: Food Insecurity
Great to have the Vinnies Baileys (aka media crew) and some of the I-14ers mucking in at the centre today…always appreciate the help on our fullon freaky Fridays…prevents them from being ‘Freakout Fridays’ !!
Tertiary Young Adult Vinnies Group – Theme: Vulnerability
The Vinnies from the Tertiary group have be volunteering to prepare and serve meals at the Auckland City in the weekends.