Archbishop Supports Vinnies Winter Appeal

Participating in his first Vinnies CEO Sleepout, Archbishop Peter A Comensoli spent a night sleeping in his car to help raise awareness and funds for the important cause.  “It’s a little bit of discomfort for a good bit of awareness,” he said.  Read more…

Your compassion and support makes the work of the St Vincent de Paul Society possible. Your donations play a critical role in sustaining the society’s work.  Proceeds from the Vinnies Stores are also important, but the Coronavirus pandemic has closed many Stores, reducing earnings in the past three months by 80%.

Donations may be made by:

Credit card or PayPal at
Please nominate the Deepdene/Balwyn or Camberwell Conference in the Comments field.

Telephone on 131812
Please nominate the Deepdene/Balwyn or Camberwell Conference.

By cash or cheque
Donations may be delivered to the Parish Office at 19 Brenbeal Street, Balwyn or to any Vinnies member.

Vinnies Winter Appeal Collection at all Masses this weekend (20/21 June)
If you require a receipt for tax deduction purposes please also provide your name and address.

All donations are gratefully appreciated.

Last year, the total assistance provided by our conferences to individuals & families was:

Home visits                              495
People assisted                       861
$ of assistance provided        $46,000

We have also provided $9,600 in total assistance to 13 Conferences in India, Myanmar and the Philippines, as well as 32 Assist-a-student scholarships to students in South Asia.

When he founded the Society over 166 years ago, Blessed Frederic Ozanam said to his followers: “Yours must be the work of love, of kindness, you must give your time, your talents, yourselves. The poor person is a unique person of God’s fashioning with an inalienable right to respect.”  We invite you to be a part of this vision.

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