Our Vinnies group are proactive in their awareness of social justice. There are three main activities that our group participates in.
Firstly, we visit Storm Retirement Village on a fortnightly basis. Students who volunteer for this great work are rostered twice per term to visit the residents to chat with them and assist in playing games. This is a real bonus for our students as well as the residents.
Secondly, we have a Winter Blanket Appeal that supports families who experience the cold and are unable to access warm blankets. The blankets are distributed by the St Vincent de Paul Conference at Taree.
Thirdly, our annual Christmas Hamper Appeal raises anywhere up to 30 large washing baskets of groceries and gifts. Prior to Christmas the baskets are collected by members of the Taree Conference of Vinnies for packing into appropriate sized hampers for families who struggle to buy that little extra for Christmas.