This afternoon, in partnership with Canberra Toyota and the Canberra Raiders, Vinnies will launch the inaugural Vinnies Knock On Effect.
The campaign is designed to demonstrate the impact Vinnies supporters have in the community.
“The ‘Knock On Effect’ represents the impact Vinnies has through its good works. It is not just providing a meal, but the impact of being supported through tough times which provides a ‘hand up’ to our companions,” said Barnie van Wyk, CEO, St Vincent de Paul Society Canberra/Goulburn.
“The ‘Knock On Effect’ also refers to the impact a contribution can have on the people we support. Like a ripple effect, one hour of volunteering may not look like much but can have a significant impact on someone who has turned to Vinnies for help. Five dollars may not seem like much, but many donations of $5 can significantly assist in continuing Vinnies’ services and programs,” he said.
“Canberra Region Rugby League and the Canberra Raiders are proud to support the Knock On Effect this year. Our local competitions and footprint span throughout Canberra and our surrounding regions, much the same as Vinnies and we encourage our community to join us for the cause,” said Mr Vergano.
The Knock On Effect will run throughout March and invites members of the community to sign up as fundraisers and spread the word about the work of Vinnies in the region.
Vinnies Canberra/Goulburn provides assistance to families and individuals across the region, which covers the Far South Coast, Snowy Mountains, ACT and western regions including West Wyalong and Lake Cargelligo.
Sign up or donate today: donate.vinnies.org.au/event/knock-on-effect