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.