During Term 4, the St. Joseph Vinnies also created fabric blocks in which reminder notes, telephone messages, inspirational quotes and school reminders can all be pegged to. They also make great hair clip holders for little girls or can be used by 'big girls' for their dangly earrings. These will be sold along with the Christmas cards the St. Joseph Vinnies put together at the Christmas stall SPELD is holding in early December to raise funds for resources that will assist them in their work with students who have specific learning disabilities. SPELD is a non-profit organisation.
Tuesday, 28 November 2017
In the lead up to Christmas, the St. Joseph Vinnies have been creating Christmas cards for the community. Some of the Christmas cards will be given to SPELD, a non-profit organisation that assists children with specific learning disabilities to sell at the Christmas stall they are having – the proceeds will help them in raising funds for resources that will assist them with their work. The rest of the Christmas cards will be given to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul to be put in the Christmas hampers they are putting together for people in need in the community.
Tuesday, 17 October 2017
Thursday, 28 September 2017
On Friday 29 September, the St. Joseph Vinnies met with Rebekah Joy, Coordinator of Project Butterfly and Kate Russell from the Nelson Weekly to present Rebekah with the rocks they painted for World Infant Loss Day commemorations. This was a great way to finish off our project. The article about the Vinnies involvement in preparations for this up-coming event taking place on October 15 will feature in the Nelson Weekly coming out on Tuesday 3 October. Definitely keep an eye out for this.
Tuesday, 26 September 2017
On Wednesday 27 September, the St. Joseph Vinnies returned to the Project Butterfly pathway to do some further cleaning in preparation for World Infant Loss Day commemorations.
The St. Joseph Vinnies have now completed their painted rocks for World Infant Loss Day commemorations. These little beauties have an inspiring quote written on the back of them from the book 'Hope for the Flowers' by Trina Paulus that the Vinnies had the opportunity of listening to. We hope they will bring inspiration and encouragement to those who find them hidden around the Project Butterfly Gardens on October 15.
Thursday, 24 August 2017
The St. Joseph Vinnies are well under way with painting rocks for World Infant Loss Day commemorations coming up in October. These rocks will be hidden around Fairfield Park where the Project Butterfly garden is and members of the community are invited to join in the commemorations by coming to find the rocks which we hope will be either treasured or hidden in other parks around the Nelson community for others to enjoy finding.