Religious Education and Social Justice

St Vincent de Paul Winter Appeal


The St Vincent de Paul Society was founded by a 20 year old student named Frederic Ozanam in 1833. It was established by like minded individuals who wished to put their faith into action.


This compassionate outlook, enthusiasm and vision continues today in Australia. There are thousands of people who every day share their time, energy and care for humanity to make a difference in the lives of disadvantaged people all around Australia.


We encourage all the families in our school to share their compassion for others by donating to the St Vincent De Paul's Winter Appeal. Donations of cans and packets of food would be very welcome. Please see below suggestions for the types of food items that would be most useful:

  • pasta
  • pasta sauce
  • rice
  • lentils
  • chickpeas
  • canned tuna or salmon
  • canned vegetables eg. tomatoes, corn, peas
  • canned fruit
  • cans and packets of soup
  • packets of noodles
  • baked beans
  • snack foods eg. muesli bars
  • breakfast cereals
  • Vegemite, honey, jam
  • long life milk
  • tea, coffee or Milo


We will place donation baskets in each Learning Community until next Wednesday 3rd August. So please think of others in need during the very cold days and nights of winter.


All the food donated will be collected by a representative of the local branch of the St Vincent de Paul Society and will be distributed to people in need in our local area.


The dignity of every person, independent of ethnicity, creed, gender, sexuality, age or ability, is the foundation of Catholic Social Teaching.


No human being should have their dignity or freedom compromised. Poverty, hunger, oppression and injustice make it impossible to live a life commensurate with this dignity.


In supporting St Vincent de Paul's Winter Appeal we are putting our faith into action and we are living out the Catholic Social Teaching of Dignity of the Human Person.


We look forward to your support of this appeal.


Angeline, Aston, Izzie and Wilbur

Social Justice Leaders