The Society of SVDP (Vinnies) is a direct service non-profit organisation whose work primarily involves person to person contact with people who have a variety of needs. No form of help is foreign to the society. This includes any form of help that alleviates suffering or deprivation & promotes human dignity & personal integrity in all their dimensions.
The Society tries to promote self-sufficiency, enabling people to help themselves. Any assistance offered by the Society is given in a non-judgemental spirit of compassion, based on the need of the individual or family.
You may know that St Vincent de Paul (Vinnies) have wonderful Op Shops, where fantastic bargains are to be found. However, you may not be aware that all the profits from our Op Shops are used to support people in need in our communities throughout the Western Bay. We have shops in Tauranga, Greerton and Mount Maungaunui.
Many people need support at some time in their lives to deal with life's challenges and support provided needs to be practical, useful, non-judgemental and be respectful. We work very closely with other organisations in order that we can provide a holistic service. Some examples are Budget Advice, Plunket and Social Work Services.
CLOTHES CLOTHES CLOTHES
Have we the clothes for you! Womenswear, menswear, childrenswear and babies...every day new stock arriving. We pride ourselves on our extensive clothing range - if you love vintage style - you may find it, if you love retro clothing - you may find it, if you love high fashion - you may find it, if you love sportswear or casual - we have it.
Look out for our Vinnies Vogue - a section of fashionwear selected for the discerning clothes shopper.
Op shop shopping has become a favourite past-time in NZ because of the treasures that can be found. So the next time you and your friends are browsing be sure to pop into our VINNIES store - you won't be disappointed.
LOOKING FOR FURNITURE
Always fantastic furniture in store, antique bargains, retro finds, contemporary style, dining suites, coffee tables. Don't pay the full prices in the City come and scout out our furniture for a fraction of the cost.
You can get so much more for a lot less.
ALL THOSE EXTRAS
All those extras can add up to a costly figure but at Vinnies the cost is right! Lots of lovely gifts available from golf clubs to pretty vases, from toys to tassels ... homeware, manchester, books, LPs, artwork, kitchen-ware and electrical - the range of good quality donated goods is huge and you can benefit from some really great finds to fill those gaps in your home.