Community News and Spudshed support Vinnies this festive season

FRONT L-R: Susan Rooney (CEO, Vinnies WA), Sue Bumbak (Vinnies Regional Membership Manager) and Gladys Demissie (Vinnies State President).  In the background are volunteers from Micromine.  Vinnies Community News campaign. Picture: David Baylis www.communitypix.com.au   d488706
FRONT L-R: Susan Rooney (CEO, Vinnies WA), Sue Bumbak (Vinnies Regional Membership Manager) and Gladys Demissie (Vinnies State President). In the background are volunteers from Micromine. Vinnies Community News campaign. Picture: David Baylis www.communitypix.com.au d488706

COMMUNITY News has partnered with Spudshed to help Vinnies WA support homeless people this festive season.

Vinnies will receive a $50 Spudshed voucher for a family or person in need every time a Community News advertiser spends $2000 or more in our Christmas features that will run across all newspaper titles throughout December.

Advertisers that support the Community News initiative will have a banner on their ad acknowledging their contribution to Vinnies.

Community News chief executive Paul Eteen-Bliss said Community News was committed to supporting the communities it covered, especially those people who would do it tough this Christmas.

“Community News is all about strengthening communities, and this campaign gives us and our advertising clients an opportunity to support Vinnies.” Mr Eteen-Bliss said.

“By joining this campaign, our advertisers will be reaching a highly engaged local audience as well as supporting a charity that provides essential services to people in need across Perth.”

Vinnies will distribute the vouchers to its local volunteer groups to provide for clients so they can have food on their tables this Christmas and New Year.

Vinnies chief executive Susan Rooney said factors such as finding the money to bills or rent increased stress and could leave little hope at Christmas time.

“Christmas is a difficult time of year for people and families who are already under financial stress,” she said.

“It’s a struggle to do something that we may take for granted such as being able to have a meal or put a present under the tree.”