National Recovery Appeal. Give Kiwis struggling another choice.

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Supplies essential toiletries for a single person.
Helps a family to keep the power on.
Provides a bed to a person moving into stable housing.
Gives on-going psychosocial support, strengthening a person’s journey back to independence.

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Your dollar supports Kiwis impacted by COVID-19

Food Support

Food Banks experienced a 400% increase in people accessing food support services.

Vinnies provides food to families struggling to make ends meet.

Social Assistance

Tens of thousands of people have signed up for the benefit following March 2020, when the COVID-19 lockdown began.

Vinnies walk alongside communities, supporting them to navigate through hard times.

Practical Help

Families are choosing between keeping the power on or putting food on the table.

Vinnies helps ease the pressure for families with practical support.

COVID-19 disrupted the nation, causing a 400% rise in requests for help. Vinnies have and continue to respond as a stable support service throughout this uncertain time. There is still work to be done, but we need your help.

You may know St Vincent de Paul Society (Vinnies) from our opportunity shops across New Zealand, but did you know we’ve been providing a helping hand in the community for over 150 years. Last year we helped over 50,000 kiwis with social support, advocacy, clothing, furniture, food, and housing.

Over COVID-19 we adapted our services to meet the increase in requests for help from individuals and local organisations, but our income dropped by 90% with the closure of opportunity shops. We’re calling on you, our community, for support, so that we can continue our mission and meet the increased need for our services across New Zealand.


How does my donation help?

Your donation will go directly to supporting kiwis who are struggling from the on-going effects of the COVID-19 lockdown. This includes providing support with food, clothing, household goods, heating and housing. As well as on-going support with social work, advocacy, companionship, youth work and supported employment.

Can I help in other ways?

Right now, people like you are critical. We need your support now more than ever. If you are unable to make a cash donation at this time, you can support our mission by:

  • Creating your own fundraising event to raise donations from your family, friends or corporate networks.
  • Volunteering at your local Vinnies.
  • Shopping at your local Vinnies Op Shop.
  • Share the Vinnies National Recovery Appeal with your network.