Sydney Mini Vinnies Gathering

The annual gathering of Mini Vinnies from Sydney Archdiocese was a huge success this year, according to Schools Liaison Officer Mary Musolino.

“The children came together in June to learn from Sydney Vinnies staff about what the Society does,” says Mary.

”They learnt about the popular Night Patrol program and how our distribution centre copes with the tons of clothing it receives.

“At lunchtime they all had a chance to pack into the Night Patrol Truck for photos.”

Several Regional Council Presidents and Conference Members from across the Central Council were there to support and encourage the students. Sydney Central Council Executive Officer Graeme Roche spoke of the importance of young people following through their commitment to social justice well into their adulthood.

“Our Mini Vinnies Gathering is an encouragement and a reminder of the passion and enthusiasm of our youngest members across the state. Some of their questions and remarks showed incredible insight about issues such as homelessness and poverty. It gave us all a sense of hope for the future.” said Graeme.