Corporate BBQ

Host a Corporate BBQ

Hosting a Corporate BBQ for St Mary’s House of Welcome’s service users is not only a great team-building exercise for your work group, but it’s a powerful, socially responsible immersion experience guaranteed to get you thinking about the way you view homelessness and the people it effects.

The day begins at 10am with a briefing and induction and then, under the guidance and direction of St Mary’s house of Welcome staff, you will prepare and serve a BBQ lunch for up to 150 members of the community.  Then, after a quick clean up, you will have the chance to debrief, ask questions and reflect on what you have seen and heard throughout the day.A contribution of $700 from your group will provide lunch for up to 150 people who are homeless, and help support the essential program work of St Mary’s House of Welcome.

  • Bookings are available two Wednesdays a month.
  • Available for groups of up to eight corporate team members
  • Four hours in duration – 10am – 2pm

Benefits to your team include:

  • The satisfaction and joy which comes from preparing and serving a nutritious and delicious lunch for up to 150 people who are homeless
  • Participation in a life-enriching immersion experience
  • Learning about the reality of homelessness and sleeping rough in Melbourne
  • Learning about both the history and current work of St Mary’s House of Welcome
  • Opportunity to chat to service users about their stories and experiences in an informal environment
  • Providing an opportunity for social inclusion for people who usually feel isolated and marginalised
  • A powerful team-building exercise that will remain with your work group long after the day has ended.

To register your interest, or to learn more, email fundraising@smhow.org.au

“The best part of the day was speaking with the clients who were incredibly warm and welcoming…It was fantastic!” – Laura, RCHF

 “I loved working with the food and being able to share that experience with the House of Welcome clients….(It was) really well coordinated. I’d love to come back!” – Dorani

“The best part of the day was serving a man who told me he couldn’t remember the last time he had eaten meat… Just being there was humbling and the service provided to clients was exceptional. This should be a regular event for all corporate groups. I will tell clients and friends to be part of it.” – Rob, Westpac

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