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Vinnies, Red Cross call for volunteers

As COVID-19 restrictions ease, Red Cross and Vinnies are in desperate need of volunteers to staff their thrift shops as they reopen.

Event hopes to help people who ‘fall on hard times’

Hunter residents are being encouraged to spend a night braving the cold for the NSW Vinnies Community Sleepout.

Hunter CEOs to rough it out for Vinnies

When Simon Gould and Chloe Coleman sleep rough tomorrow night it’ll be a “mere glimpse” at what far too many people across the Hunter region experience. The Newcastle locals are taking part in...

Vinnies calls for helping hands

If the pandemic has taught Australia anything, it is the importance of community support and having a positive impact on those in need. Despite the challenges, national charity Vinnies continues to do just...

Vinnies calls for more social housing in Hunter

Recent state government data shows more than 1,600 applicants from the Hunter are currently on the waitlist for social housing.  The St Vincent de Paul Society NSW says this figure has risen from 1,566 to 1,603 in the last financial year alone,...

Letter to the Editor: Support locals doing it tough

This year has been one of the toughest in our lifetime. From unprecedented bushfires, massive job losses and a global pandemic, people are wondering when the tide will turn. To make matters worse,...

Sleeping rough to shine a light on homelessness

Imagine having nowhere to live, nowhere to sleep, or nowhere to call home. That’s a reality for far too many people across the Hunter Region but, at the end of this month, participants...

Charity makes urgent plea amid National Homelessness Week

The St Vincent de Paul Society has made an urgent plea to the NSW Government to build more social housing. It comes as the charity honours the strength and resilience of the...
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