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Mini Vinnies

Mini Vinnies at St Joseph's


Our Mini Vinnies are a group of children who come together to form a part of the St. Vincent de Paul Society England and Wales, a voluntary organisation dedicated to tackling poverty in all its forms. Mini Vinnies meet to pray, discuss and support however they can to help make a difference in their communities. 



In April 2015, following the success of our Lenten charity to purchase Vinnie Packs for the homeless through the St Vincent de Paul (SVP) mission we decided, along with the School Council, that the children of St Joseph’s would join the “Mini- Vinnie” community- the junior branch of the SVP. Our existing school councillors formed our start up committee. Mike Royles from SVP, joined us for whole school assembly to do a presentation on becoming a Mini Vinnie.


With a motto of ‘see, think, do’ we feel this very much fits with our school Mission statement and links with St Joseph’s Parish and the group was launched at a special assembly. All children at the school automatically become Mini Vinnie members when they join, with a central committee who are elected to their positions leading and helping with co-ordination.

Mini Vinnies truly turn concern into action as they use the simple formula of ‘see, think, do’ to find people in need and help them. Find out more about the projects our Mini Vinnies have been working on ...