CENTRAL LEADERS GATHERING
Following the end of their schooling day, Vinnies leaders from 5 Colleges within Central Auckland gathered for an afternoon of laughter, reflection and sharing. It was uplifting to hear their take on how the journey of 2016 has gone thus far, acknowledging the many lows and highs that have brought them forth to this point in time. This gathering also provided an amazing opportunity for the leaders to connect in and gain an understanding of the essence that drives each towards care of the community. A wonderful display of Aroha in action, go Central Auckland Vinnies!
Vinnies Central Region Leaders
SERVICE AT MONTE CECILIA
Earlier today, these amazing students from Sancta Maria College came into Monte Cecilia and hosted all the fun for a couple of hours. Kids are still so excited as they look forward to their Funday hosted by Vinnies this Saturday. Big Thankyou to the amazing students from Sancta Maria for their continuous love of service . You guys rock !
ST DOMINIC’S COLLEGE
SDCC Young Vinnies stationery drive! Raised over 1,500 items. So proud of our Dominican community for digging deep to serve others. A massive thank you to each lady who participated and especially our year 13’s for all their effort! Here’s to our sisters working toward their NCEA in wiri prison, and to seeing the “person” before the “labels”.
MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THESE MOMENTS
-Funday for Children in Care
Out in Mt Albert today a sense of excitement permeated the air as Vinnies from Marist College and St Peter’s College came together to host a Children’s Funday. What began as shy greetings soon evolved into laughter, smiles, dancing and song. Fostercare Caregivers from around Auckland brought their children over for a day of activities including arts & crafts, sports and a classic round of jump jam.
Many of the caregivers who attended with the children were grateful to the hosts as they took the children off their hands for a couple of hours. It was a fulfilling day for both the hosts and those who came along. The students concluded the day with a short reflection, feeling at peace knowing that each in their own way were able to give both children and caregivers alike a sense of hope and happiness.
A TIME to gather, to share and forge a way forward.
This team of cool adults gathered today to discuss their service work at the Auckland City Mission. It was also spent in learning about each other and navigating the way forward.
Thank you for your commitment and passion.
BEHIND THE SCENES!
BEHIND the scenes of any LIFE-GIVING Ministry, there are always the faithful hardworking run-around guys who do the pick-ups and deliveries, the lifting and loading.
It was lovely to have these two brothers from the Mother of Divine Mercy Refuge swing by the centre to load up couches to give out to the families they support. Much respect to you both and the MDM Refuge for your life-giving ministry for families in Need.
COOKING IT UP @ RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE
The Ronald McDonald House offers accomodation for up to 90 families from out of Auckland with a place to stay whilst their children undergo medical treatment and care at the Starship Hospital. It is amazing place with amazing staff!
Today the Tertiary Vinnies crew descended upon this place and cooked up bulk soup for the families that are currently staying at Ronald McDonald House. These meals will be stored as easy “Heat n Eat Meals” and come in handy for these family members during their stay.
A big thank you to the cooks for all the hard work and taking time out of your break to support the families at Ronald McDonald House. Keep up the awesome work.
IGNITE team meet up to plan the final “Official” AVSSC – Auckland Vinnies Secondary Schools Colleges Executives gathering for the year. Looking forward to it all. The COUNTDOWN begins.
PLACEMENT STUDENTS FROM WELLINGTON
Our two gap students on placement with Vinnies, Ms Piki Boyles and Ms Nora Condra from Challenge2000 Wellington modelling some of the new stock @ the Kingsland Shop while volunteering for the day. Keep up the awesome work Ladies.