ST VERONICA WELFARE COMMITTEE

2019

“I was hungry and you fed me, I was naked and you clothed me.”

MATTHEW 25:35

HISTORY

St Veronica Welfare Committee was established over 60 years ago by Mrs Eileen Bennett in West End, Brisbane to raise money to assist refugees. In 1990, she received the Medal of the Order of Australia in recognition of her work. On 27 November, 2013, Mrs Bennett passed away at the age of 92.

Mrs Bennett chose St Veronica as a symbol of the charity and compassion which should animate our work.

Our goal is to improve the conditions of impoverished communities in a sustainable way through the education of their children, by empowering women and by supporting developmental projects that will enable future generations to find their way out of poverty.

 HOW DO WE ACHIEVE OUR GOAL?

 We provide sponsorships in approximately 90

 centres.

 We have the support of 900 donors in every

  state in  Australia and from overseas.

We conduct 6 special appeals for developmental projects  each year.

We focus on best educational outcomes, opportunities for families and work skills.

Through sponsorships, thousands of children have been lifted from destitution and enabled to complete their formal education.

Through employment generation, vocational training and animal rearing projects, many communities now earn a decent living.