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Mini Vinnies

Mini Vinnies is a group of primary school students that want to become volunteers, advocates and fundraisers within their school and local community. They are empowered to put their faith into action and meet regularly to learn about social justice issues, develop leadership skills and engage with the wider St Vincent de Paul Society.

Primary School Fundraising Activities

Your school may want to support us through fundraising activities throughout the year. Fundraising activities can help students learn about the disadvantages people face in their community and how they can help others, along with raising awareness and valuable funds that can support Vinnies WA. We have a number of fundraising ideas, how you can support us through our annual Winter and Christmas Appeal and our Vinnies recycling program.

2022 Winter Appeal

Domestic violence is the leading cause of homelessness for women and children.

The theme of this year’s Winter Appeal is ‘Stopping the violence starts with a safe place to sleep’, focusing on the importance of providing safety to families and individuals fleeing domestic violence. By helping families find a safe place to sleep, Vinnies is enabling them to escape the violence in their homes, without enduring the trauma and pain of living on the streets.

To assist you in participating in this year’s Winter appeal, please visit the 2022 Winter Appeal page

School Sleepout

A Vinnies School Sleepout gives students and school communities a glimpse of the realities of homelessness on a personal level by ‘sleeping rough’ for one night. The Vinnies School Sleepout not only aims to raise awareness and provide vital funds towards programs to support people experiencing homelessness and poverty, it also encourages students and teachers to gain a deeper understanding of the realities faced by people experiencing homelessness.

For more information and resources to hold a sleepout at your school, visit:

How can I find out more?

For further information, please contact us at Vinnies Youth Services.
P 08 6323 7524  |  E