Mini Vinnies is a St Vincent de Paul group in primary school. It is a group of young people who get together once a week to organise and talk about helping others in need within their school community and beyond.
‘Mini Vinnies’ are children aged between 7 to 11 (or younger) who, with the permission of their parents and the support of our Schools, are encouraged to embark on their first steps as possible ‘Vincentians for life’.
As Mini Vinnies, the children have their own ‘treasured’ Prayer, Pledge and Badge, a dedicated website and a range of bright and colourful documents which guide them in their formative steps – helping and enabling them to become in every sense, young Vincentians – or ‘Mini Vinnies’.
P L E D G E
As a member of Mini Vinnies, I promise to make a difference in my world by;
Caring for, respecting and loving myself.
Strengthening my friendship with Jesus by talking to him each day and talking to others about him.
Caring for others in my school and community by being a friend to those who are alone, in need or in trouble.
Making my family happy by my help, respect and showing kindness and consideration.
Caring for and enjoying God's world.
Treating others the way I would like them to treat me.
In our school, we have a vibrant Mini Vinnies club which meets regularly to follow the example of St Vincent de Paul and help those in need.
Find out more about what we do:
As a school we have decided to raise money for CAFOD to help all the people in the world who aren’t as fortunate as we are. We want to help young children so that they can have fresh drinking water to stay healthy. Did you know that families have to walk for 5 hours every day just to get water (it’s not even clean)? They then have to walk for 5 hours back carrying the water containers. We are walking every day to help raise money to buy water for families and villagers so they can have access to water nearby. We have a Just Giving page set up to help people donate money.
£20 can buy water containers for 2 families
£100 could start a fund to build a pump in a remote community
Joseph – Year 6 Mini Vinnie
Lord, Thank you for our gifts and talents.
Lord, show us who needs our help.
Lord, use our hands to help those who are hungry.
Lord, open our hearts to love and comfort those who are sad and lonely.
Lord, let us share our time, gifts and talents with those in need,
Lord, help us care for the sick.
Lord, may we all help and support each other as Mini Vinnies to build a better world.