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St Vincent de Paul Society in New Zealand tackles poverty in all its forms through the provision of practical assistance to those in need.

We have a long and proud history of helping people in need in New Zealand. In the 150 years since the Society has been in New Zealand it has given practical assistance to thousands of people.

Young people are not only the future, they are part of its present. They are dedicated young people who work for social justice and want to make a difference in the world.

There are 135 Conferences in every region of New Zealand. Members assist those in need. No work of Charity is foreign to the Society.

St Vincent de Paul Centres and Shops aid the most vulnerable in the community. Members and volunteers assist to alleviate suffering and promote human dignity and personal integrity in all their dimensions.

If you are needing assistance in some way please visit our shops page and find a shop local to you. They will be able to help direct you to support services in your area.

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Vincentian Foundation for the Elderly

Since being established, the Foundation has provided funding for many senior orientated projects. The current focus is on providing grants to help fund hearing aids for seniors on low incomes throughout New Zealand. Find out how you can help or apply for a grant.

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