St Vincent de Paul Hamilton (Vinnies) is a Waikato based non-for-profit organisation that’s overarching goal is to protect and care for the most vulnerable in the community.
With over 100 volunteers all working together to assist those who are less fortunate, Vinnies Waikato’s foundation for results is “people helping people”. Through the offerings of food assistance, financial help, and support, the non for profit is able to restore people’s fundamental human rights, in turn improving the lives of thousands of vulnerable people in our Waikato community.
As a charity, we live by the saying, “with my food basket and your food basket together; we can help the people,” as we know that the work, we do would not be possible without the support and generosity of others. Through funding and donations, we are able to utilise these resources to help those who may not be in the position to help themselves.
Here at Vinnies Hamilton, we understand that our community need support from time to time. Life isn’t always smooth sailing. Sometimes, we can be faced with unsettling and uncomfortable challenges. We provide a range of services and support that are beneficial, non-judgemental and respectful.
Our work is funded by six shops & an online store (coming soon) that operate in Hamilton, selling donated clothes & other goods. We work alongside MSD, Police, DHB, Kaute Pasifika, Family Start, Salvation Army, Department of Corrections and other agencies around the Hamilton city to ensure that our community is protected and cared for.