Nelson - St. Joseph Vinnies

The St. Joseph Vinnies are made up of a group of 14 committed and enthusiastic young people who give up their lunchtime each Monday to be involved in Vinnies activities.

This year their activities have included:

  • Working with the Waimea MenzShed to produce wooden hand-held crosses for the people in the Hospice. The Vinnies decorated these and applied lavender oil to assist with patients' breathing;
  • Holding a food drive for Loaves and Fishes, a soup kitchen serving meals to people in need;
  • Making and decorating placemats for Meals-on-Wheels recipients;
  • Creating a talking book resource for people who are blind locally and nationally;
  • A couple of the Vinnies were also involved in a community recycling project to create a bench and pizza oven at Victory Community Gardens.

The Vinnies spent time learning about the history of the Society through watching the DVD, 'No Time Like Now.'