THE volunteers at St Vincent de Paul in Boonah will once again have a permanent location on the main street after being forced to move due to the expansion of a neighbouring business.

The team at Vinnies were handed the keys to their new permanent location at 18 High St last week in preparation for their move early next year.

St Vincent de Paul Society Boonah president John Greatrex said that the society was committed to remaining in the community and was looking forward to a permanent home.

"Following the announcement of Metcash to expand into our current space to provide for the Boonah community, we started searching," Mr Greatrex said.

"The move to the current larger premises was successful and was embraced by the community so we knew it was imperative to find another location of a similar size.

"To find a permanent location still in High St means that we will remain accessible to the community and our valued volunteers."

Mr Greatrex said the Boonah community had supported the move and continued to use the range of services they offered.

"In the past twelve months alone our conference has provided assistance to more than 780 people in need," he said.

"The move is scheduled for February next year with very little disruption to operations, so we invite people to keep coming to our shop.

"We are a community that looks after one another and we would like to thank everyone for their support.

"The financial and shop donations, our dedicated volunteers who give their time for free, our wonderful customers and the conference members create a well-loved community space."

The current Vinnies Boonah at 54 High St is open Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm and Saturday 9am and 2pm.

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Quick Facts

  • The St Vincent de Paul Society was established in Queensland in 1894.
  • Last year almost 288,000 people were supported by the society.
  • $11 million was provided last year to help to those in need.
  • St Vinnies members are known as "Vincentians".
  • The society currently has more than 8500 members statewide.

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