As Christmas approaches we are keen to let you know about our theme for this year’s gift appeal – relationship/whanaungatanga. We wanted to honour the model of service Frederick Ozanam gave us based on relationships so to bring this about, we thought of offering the opportunity to celebrate Christmas by building relationships through shared experience. If you are looking at supporting our Christmas appeal we would love you to donate an activity! This way families get to spend time together doing something fun!
Some great ideas are:
If you are keen to support us in other ways your generosity is always appreciated. Feel free to drop the vouchers or gifts off to our George St shop, or make a donation to St Vincent de Paul (03-0883-0186960-00) with the reference ‘gift’ and we will make sure it is included in a Christmas Parcel.
Thank you for your continuing support, our outreach is only possible because of the generosity of our donors!
We are very excited to have Jo Bell join the St Vincent de Paul Dunedin team as Youth Co-ordinator starting February 2022. Jo will be working in our primary and secondary schools and can be contacted on 0212318889.
Our Christmas hours at George St are:
Friday 24 December 9am – 2pm OPEN
Saturday 25 December – Tuesday 28 December CLOSED
Wednesday 29 December 11am – 2pm OPEN
Thursday 30 December 11am – 2pm OPEN
Friday 31 December 11am – 2pm OPEN
Saturday 1 January – Tuesday 4 January CLOSED
Reopening regular hours from Wednesday 5 January 2022
Emergency food parcels available 11am – 2pm December 29, 30, 31. Pick up only.
Closed Friday 24 December reopening Monday 10 January 2022
Covid safety plan for foodbank:
From Monday 8 November 2021 foodbank interviews will be via phone (034770555) and we will arrange contactless pickup or delivery.
This is for the safety of our staff, volunteers and foodbank clients.