Parents from catholic primary schools at Auburn and Lidcombe help pack hampers for St Vincent de Paul Auburn Community Support Centre.
MUMS from St Joseph the Worker Catholic Primary School in Auburn and St Joachim's Primary School at Lidcombe regularly help pack food and laundry hamper boxes for distribution by the St Vincent de Paul Auburn's Food Barn.
The Vinnies Centre provides a range of services to those in need within the community, and is also a sorting centre for clothes and other donated items.
St Joseph's 'Mini-Vinnies' team have also organised a special Warm Up Winter Appeal on Thursday, June 21.
Families at the school are being asked to bring in either a new fleece single sized blanket, beanie, scarf, pair of gloves (dark colours and large size preferred) or a gold coin donation.
Children and staff will also wear a beanie on the day as a reminder of the homeless people they are helping.
The Mini-Vinnies team includes approximately 40 children from Years 3 to Year 6 as well as two teachers.
Meeting fortnightly at lunchtimes, they aim to raise awareness of people in need, learn about the St Vincent de Paul Society and how the children can be of service to others.