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Laundry Trucks: Providing Homeless with Clean Clothing

It seems like all types of mobile service trucks are popping up these days – starting long ago with the beloved ice cream truck and more recently food trucks, fashion trucks and now…laundry trucks? It’s not your typical mobile service truck, but it serves a much greater purpose. Two years ago, Lucas Patchett and Nicholas […]

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Vinnies CEO Sleepout

The Vinnies CEO Sleepout will take place in Australia this Thursday, June 23 with over 1500 CEOs participating across 12 different cities. Over 100,000 people experience homelessness in Australia and the Vinnies CEO Sleepout raises funds that support homeless services across Australia. The Vinnies CEO Sleepout began as a local community venture in Sydney’s Parramatta […]

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SVDP Australia seeks homelessness as key election issue

The St Vincent de Paul Society is working to make homelessness and affordable housing a key issue of this year’s federal election in Australia according to a post in the Catholic Leader of Australia. The society’s national chief executive officer Dr John Falzon called for that as he welcomed the Federal Government’s recent announcement that […]

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Sick with worry report

Sick with worry report: People’s desire to participate shines through The St Vincent de Paul Society has marked Anti-Poverty Week 2015 with the launch of the ‘Sick with worry…’report containing stories from the front-line of inequality and 14 recommendations for urgent action by the Federal Government to help enable people to achieve their dreams of […]

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Where in the World are Vincentians? – Try Oceania

Where in the world are Vincentians? – Try Oceania –  In this case Vincentians refers to the Congregation of the Mission rather than the Society of St. Vincent dePaul. For information about what they are doing visit their website http://vincentians.org.au/ or try their new Facebook page . Of course, the Society of St. Vincent dePaul is very active in Australia […]

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Vinnies and Jesuits agree on structural issues behind poverty

Vinnies and Jesuits agree … Vinnies has thrown its support behind a landmark report which looked at structural issues behind poverty in Australia the entrenched disadvantage that is affecting a number of communities around the country. Dropping off the Edge 2015 produced by Jesuit Social Services and Catholic Social Services Australia, maps disadvantage across the country […]

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