Who are the Mini Vinnies?

Mini Vinnies follow in the footsteps of Christ and St Vincent de Paul.

The Mini Vinnies are the youngest members of the St Vincent de Paul Society (SVP), an international Christian voluntary organisation dedicated to tackling poverty in all its forms by providing practical assistance to people in need. 

The Mini Vinnies get together in primary schools and parishes across England and Wales to live out their mission of see, think, do, supporting their school community and beyond alongside the SVP. Most Mini Vinnies are between the ages of seven and eleven, but even children as young as five are living out the mission too.

This is an image of some Mini Vinnies having a meeting with their Vincentian Coordinator

Mini Vinnies turn concern into action by:

  • making cards for those who may be sick, isolated, lonely or in prison
  • visiting local care homes to sing and share stories with residents
  • creating arts and crafts to share with others
  • running food collections for a local food bank
  • supporting other children in their school or parish
  • fundraising for the SVP and other charities
  • baking for others
  • campaigning 
This is a photo of Mini Vinnies and a cake sale