CHRISTMAS CARD COLLECTION
and Fundraiser for New Zealand Prisons:
The Vinnies Youth Auckland collective fundraised for and collected around 20,000+ Christmas cards again to gift our whanau in Prisons to send to their loved ones. They were able to do it last year, so they did it again this year.
This is because to date there are just over 10,435 people residing in our New Zealand Prisons and it is important that we acknowledge their humanity and also that of their families especially during this Christmas Season.
Vinnies Kingsland Centre Team
This wonderful team pictured below (missing a few people) were celebrated for their dedicated service at the Vinnies Kingsland Centre throughout 2018. Below is included some of the Vinnies Auckland Youth Team, the Vinnies Kingsland Foodbank staff, Vinnies Young Adults Volunteers, and the Vinnies Opportunity Shop volunteers, all of whom contribute to the running of the Vinnies Kingsland Centre, which serves many people every day.
L – R from the back: Geoff, Bob, Robert, Victoria, Yvonne, Gene, Penelope, Jean, Vavao, Del, Kili, Theresa, Shirley, Tara, Dominique, Pari, Cynthia, Midori, Jo, Savi, Maria
Marist College Vinnies:
Every year, the Vinnies Kingsland Centre is always grateful for the Marist College community, who generously gift their time, care and effort, particularly in the lead up to the Christmas Season. These young women are pictured sorting and packing bulk care packs (toiletries and other personal items), for families in need.
FEED A FAMILY PROJET 2018 LAUNCHES
Every year Vinnies Kingsland (St Vincent de Paul Kingsland ) give out 2500+ food parcels to Families in need. “Giving for Living” Christmas Appeal is where you can help families in need. Help the Vinnies Kingsland Centre feed families this Christmas by spreading the joy and love of Christ.
- $80 will give a family a food pack
- $40 will give a family a linen pack
- $25 will give a family a Christmas gift pack
- Make a Tax deductible Donation today and Fee a Family this Christmas.
The aim is to ensure families have food to put on the table during the Christmas Season. #givingforliving #helpushelpothers #webelongtoeachother
FEED A FAMILY Parcels for
GLEN INNES ST VINNIES
Kingsland and Glen Innes Vinnies combined their efforts this year to support families in need in Glen Innes. Thank you to Sialia and all the Vincentian Team at St Pius X Parish, Glen Innes for all their mahi and service in supporting local families this Christmas.
FEED A FAMILY Fundraising at the
The Shades generously invited the Vinnies Feedafamily Ambassadors to sell food and drinks to fundraise for the Christmas Hampers for families, at their Concert in November this year. There was a wonderful Vinnies Crew (pic below) there who worked hard behind the scenes to ensure this #Feedafamily fundraiser was a successful one!
Furthermore, the Shades Concert was a huge success! It was SOLD out, and so was all the food and drink! Great job to the guys Ipu, Manase, Take and Samson pictured above, who’ve always been so supportive the the Vinnies Kingsland Centre and its projects!
Check out how their Concert went below, and subscribe to the Shades Youtube Channel for more updates!
VINNIES YOUTH –
TŪ KAHIKATEA AWARDS
The New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference support the Tu Kahikatea Awards. Around New Zealand, the awards are judged based on one national criteria but are promoted, decided and awarded locally by the Diocesan Youth & Young Adult Ministry Team and/or Commission.
The Awards are about recognising the gift that youth and young adults are to the Catholic Church in Aotearoa New Zealand, and thanking them for the outstanding contributions they make to their community. They are named after the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference statement – Tu Kahikatea: Standing Tall – A Framework for Catholic Ministry with Young People in Aotearoa New Zealand (see www.catholic.org.nz for a copy).
In November, at a Diocesan Youth Mass led by the Auckland Catholic Youth Ministry whānau, Vinnies Young Adults Leaders: Latayvia Tualasea-Tautai, Sione Pole, Craig Franswah and Lupesina Koro, were acknowledged for their tireless service, leadership and hard work in helping others.
Click here for more information on the Tū Kahikatea Awards.
Feed a Family Preparation Continues…
Vinnies Kingsland Centre were grateful for all these Young Vinnies Volunteers for coming in to assist with the #FeedAFamily mahi. Packaging up gifts, purchasing gifts, and preparing Christmas invitations for families to come and pick up their FeedAFamily Christmas Boxes. The team are so for the energy these leaders bring to the Kingsland Centre! #FeedAFamily
“Rosalina” – The Show
The Vinnies Kingsland Centre crew and some of the Vinnies crew got to go and support Bob Savea (part of Vinnies Youth Team) and his Sau e Siva Creatives Collective who put on an amazing show, which showcased a talented cast made up of almost 100 of the community. There were even some talented Young Vinnies involved too! Congratulations to the whole cast they were superb!
Regular Service Projects Continue…
And through it all, the regular volunteering projects continue:
Weekly at Mt Eden Prison, City Mission and Auckland Hospital volunteering and Monthly at Wesley Rest Home Hospital Vincentian Mass.