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Latest news: Vinnies

Can St Vincent de Paul maintain the Green Shed’s legacy?

Although Vinnies promises continuity and a “smooth transition”, many Canberrans are dismayed, and Green Shed staff dejected.

What’s behind the Blue Door? Support for Canberrans in need

Nishi Puri OAM and the Multicultural Association of Canberra hosted a barbecue for homeless men this week, for Movember.

Vinnies Braddon ready to open doors for keen op shoppers

Urban Canberrans no longer have to travel to snap up a fashion bargain with Vinnies Braddon opening tomorrow, Friday 24 November.

Vinnies 2023 Christmas Appeal aims to raise $300k for locals in need

Vinnies Canberra/Goulburn is hoping to raise $300,000 through their 2023 Christmas Appeal to help local families struggling to pay for basics.

Canberra Vinnies creates connections through compeer program

Aiming to combat social isolation, Vinnies’ Compeer Friendship Program connects people living with mental health challenges with volunteers from the community.

20 months of #NoNewClothes

Through cataloguing her #NoNewClothes journey on Instagram (@aconsciouswardrobe_) Ren has amassed thousands of followers for her polished and curated wardrobe.

Op-shoppers rejoice! New Vinnies opening in Braddon this spring

Vinnies Braddon will be the 28th store to operate in the ACT region, and the charity’s first venture into the Canberra CBD. It will be open seven days a week, and will have late night hours on Thursday, Friday and Saturday in line with the popular Vinnies Dickson store.

Challenging perceptions of homelessness at Vinnies CEO Sleepout in Canberra

The Vinnies CEO Sleepout has raised a few eyebrows over the years, along with the millions of dollars for homelessness support services. Christine Shaw, of Blackshaw Manuka, “throws down the gauntlet” for naysayers to take part. One night, she says, is all it will take to change the way you think about homelessness.

Why have op shops become so expensive?

Major charity op shops have undergone a mass makeover in the last 10 years, and it’s reflected in the prices. With Barbies on the roof, vinyl on the walls, and a slew of funky individuals outside the changing rooms on Thursday to Saturday nights, Vinnies Dickson doesn’t look like your average op shop.

Vinnies launches 2023 Winter Appeal

Vinnies has launched its 2023 Winter Appeal to help older women facing homelessness in the ACT and surrounding region.

ACT CEOs sleep out at National Museum of Australia once more

The 2023 Vinnies CEO Sleepout will return to the place where it all began in Canberra, The National Museum of Australia. The NMA hosted the first ACT Sleepout in 2010 and will once again see Canberra’s CEOs and community leaders put themselves in the shoes of the homeless for one night, Thursday 22 June, coinciding with the winter solstice.

Philanthropy at work: Vinnies launches workplace giving program

Canberrans will be able to donate to Vinnies Canberra / Goulburn from their salary, under the charity’s new Workplace Giving Program.