Vinnies Christmas Appeal boost from large donation

The St Vincent de Paul Society NSW/ACT will today receive a cheque for $43,500 from the Job Network provider Ingeus Australia, which it says will enable it to respond to acute needs of those in need, especially sole parents.

CLICK HEREThis is the largest distribution of a $60,000 donation from Ingeus to the Society's various state branches.

State President John O'Neill said families Vinnies supports all year round need extra help at Christmas time.

"Need is particularly manifest among sole parents trying to make ends meet at this time of year. There are also a lot of single elderly people who live alone and wait for our visit and hamper gifts. For many people, Christmas is a very lonely time."

Greg Ashmead, Deputy Managing Director of Ingeus Australia, said the contribution was motivated by a desire to demonstrate to families and individuals in need that their well being is a concern of the wider community.

"The Ingeus group of companies in Australia - WorkDirections, Ingeus, Invisage and Clements are pleased to be donating $60,000 to the St Vincent de Paul Society this Christmas. This donation represents $1500 from each of the 40 company offices across Australia," Mr Ashmead said.

"We hope that our $43,500 donation to the St Vincent de Paul Society in New South Wales will help them continue the great work they do in supporting the most marginalised people in our New South Wales communities.

The St Vincent de Paul Society's Christmas Appeal is still calling for donations of cash and clean, good quality clothing and toys. Donations will help bring hope, comfort and joy to people in every area of need, including: those with mental illness, families in crisis, the homeless, the frail aged, youth and migrants and refugees.

Job Network Provider Adds Hope, Comfort and Joy Through Vinnies (St Vincent de Paul Society 14/12/05)

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15 Dec 2005