What does Vinnies do?

Vinnies provides welfare and support services to anyone in the Wellington area. These services are run by professional staff and supported by dedicated volunteers.

As a charity and NGO, these services rely on the nine Op Shops to raise the funding needed to continue supporting Wellington communities and their people.

Our Services:

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Choice based Food Bank

Single and family food parcels.

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Pregnancy Assistance

Clothing and bedding packs for new mum’s and their babies.

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Community Social Worker

Supporting people through taking the necessary steps forward in life.

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Access to free clothing, furniture and home-ware

When someone moves into stable housing, we make sure they have what they need to make it a home.

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Inclusive, sustainable sewing studio

Vinnies Re Sew: Based above the Kilbirnie op shop, this initiative re-purposes the textile waste from Vinnies Op Shops while creating meaningful activity for the community.

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Companionship

Our members visit people in their homes, hospitals and nursing homes to help find the most appropriate response to their needs and simply to be a friend.

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Supported Employment

Paid employment for people with intellectual disabilities.

 

Why do we do what we do: