Vinnies Christmas Appeal 2017

For many families out there, Christmas is a happy and festive occasion.

The sad reality, however, is that 13.3% of Australians are living in poverty.  Facing a number of challenges every day, most parents cannot provide for their kids.  Of that percentage, 731 000 children may not experience a festive wish they so desire.

Helping to change these lives is the St Vincent de Paul Society and their amazing charitable venture, the ‘St Vinnies Christmas Appeal’.

As one of the many opportunities St Vinnies provides to help disadvantaged men and women, the Christmas Appeal really aids those less fortunate. At a time of great need for many households – especially families – parents try to give their children the best Christmas they can afford.  When they cannot meet those expectations, St Vinnies is there to support them with the help and generosity of the public.

As Christmas is a time for giving and sharing, we are proud to support Greenslopes Private Hospital, once again, and make a solid contribution to this endeavour. To help make the load a little easier, Materials Handling contributed a number of bicycles (with helmets, of course) to young boys and girls, varying in ages from 2 to 10-years-old.   We hope these gifts will be a great surprise for a number of children on Christmas morning.

Not only is supporting the Christmas Appeal a wonderful way to give, but it’s also a time to appreciate all that we have by thinking of our local communities and other families.  We believe, one simple donation can give the opportunity for a better life.

We would like to extend the warm Christmas wishes and hope everyone has a festive and joyful holiday.

The St Vincent de Paul Society is always seeking volunteers and motivated individuals who would like to help their community.  To get involved, please visit the organisation at . Alternatively, if you would like to donate to the Christmas Appeal, please call 13 18 12 or visit

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