Vinnies News Weekly

November, Week 4

Saturday & Sunday

Auckland Daily Bread Launch Begins!

Last weekend, the Vinnies team were able to begin the launch of the Daily Bread initiative “Feed a Family”. The Kingsland Vinnies give out 2000+ food parcels to individuals and families each year. Every year, the demands grow higher and the need for donations become more urgent. Daily Breads initiative “Feed a Family” offers the chance for people to sponsor different kinds of parcels for families this coming Christmas. This allows the people offering donations to become more inclusive with the families they are helping.  They range from Christmas Gift Packs to Linen packs and of course Family Food Packs.

The launch took place at Good Shepard Parish in Balmoral, St Benedict’s Parish in Eden Terrace and St Patrick’s Cathedral in the CBD. Our trained ambassadors were at each parish, handing out flyers and sharing the vision that is Daily Bread and how each person can help. With a successful launch, a lot of planning is happening to spread Daily Bread to even more Parishes.

If you would like to offer any service and support for our cause, please visit:

https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/vinniesdailybread

 

Vinnies News Weekly

November, Week 3

 

Friday

Thanking our Kingsland Volunteers

This Friday, the youth team and volunteers that offer there time in the Kingsland Vinnies Opportunities Shop were able to take time away from the business of it all to share in a meal at Fortuna Restaurant. The purpose of the lunch was to honor and thank our volunteers for the time, effort and service they give each time they volunteer. They help out by serving customers, sorting through the donations bought in to the shop everyday and even help organize the foodbank and food parcels. Friday’s lunch was a small way of saying thank you for all their hard work that was put throughout the year.23669033_1548332565235481_7444441421703783698_o.jpg

Vinnies News Weekly

November, Week one

Wednesday

Final School Visits and Awards

Over the last few weeks, the youth team had the privilege of visiting the young vinnies groups within each school for their final meetings for 2017. It was an opportunity to celebrate and recognize the different projects that the students took part in. Different projects included volunteering at the Kingsland center to helping serve dinner to the residents of James Liston Hostel and cooking meals for those who are supported by the Ronald McDonald House. The meetings each school had were small acknowledgements for a year full of service. The students of each group were presented with certificates in recognition of their service and care towards whom the society of St Vincent de Paul seek to assist.