80,000 Hands Working
Where They're Needed Most.
The Society of St Vincent de Paul has produced an informative brochure with the above title.The 80,000 hands belong the 40,000 members of the Society in Australia. The brochure contains a complete list of Society Services plus a selection of Frequently asked Questions, some of which are answered below.
Q: Does the Society only help Catholics?
No. Although the Society has a Catholic membership and is based on Catholic spiritual principles, we provide assistance to whoever seeks it, without judgment.
Q: Where does the money come from?
The Society raises money from its members through poor boxes, through the proceeds of Centers of Charity ( op shops ), through donations from the public and some government funding.
Q: Where does the money go?
94 cents of each dollar we receive goes back to people in need.
Other questions concern making donations, getting help, joining the Society and volunteering. Most of these can be answered by visiting Vinnies' website www.vinnies.org.au or contacting the Brookvale Centre or the Piety Stall.
P.S. Best Wishes to All for a Happy and Holy Easter.