The main fundraising events of Vinnies are the Winter and Christmas Appeals. Thanks to the generosity of parishioners donations see us over the difficult times of the year. Then and at other times we appeal to the general public for additional support by way of popular, fundraising events such as the CEO sleepout. At present, there are two items on the event list on Vinnies' website:
City2Surf 2012 (NSW) which starts at 9.30 AM on the 12th of August. Vinnies is hoping for a good number of people to join their Blue Brigade team to run the 14 kilometre road race from Hyde Park,along William Street up Heartbreak Hill and down to Bondi Beach. This team will be entered in the "Orange Back of the Pack" section for walkers, joggers and pushers of prams and wheelchairs. Participants are asked to get the sponsorship of parents and friends and to nominate Vinnies as their charity of choice
Genesian Theatre Fundraiser (NSW)
which started on Saturday 28th July at the wonderful Genesian Theatre (420 Kent St, Sydney). this event is a play entitled “Money and Friends”, and half of all Box Office takings will be donated to the St Vincent de Paul Society.This superb comedy, by David Williamson, is set in a holiday beach resort where four couples periodically meet. When Peter, a mathematician, is in financial trouble because of his brother's bankruptcy, his neighbour Margaret, decides that he needs help from his wealthy friends. A reviewer says "What happens is funny and confronting".