The Redfern Task Force The Redfern Task Force There is an enlightening article in a recent Vinnies' One Voice magazine concerning Vinnies' charitable activities among the most vulnerable people in some inner city suburbs of Sydney , mainly Redfern. Demand for help was so great that a Task Force of young volunteers, mostly university students and recent graduates, was set up to carry out home visitations, reminiscent of the first Vinnies' Conference. In 2012-2013, the Redfern Task Force made 2843 visits assisting over 3,400 people providing hundreds of household items over $100,000 worth of food cards $20,000 worth of energy vouchers 300 Christmas hampers. "Those who need most support are people with mental health issues, drug addictions,refugees, the elderly and single parent families livingin boarding houses,” says Siva Markandu, long time member of the Task Force. P.S. The Piety Stall still has some beautiful 2014 Columban Calendars, at sale price, proceeds going to Vinnies.