The Big Give

The Big Give

The Big Give has just one Christmas wish – that no Australian should be alone on Christmas Day.

The Big Give is a free Christmas Lunch for over 300 homeless, disadvantaged Melbournians, and their families on Christmas Day, held at the Fitzroy Town Hall.
Since 2003, The Big Give has given individuals, businesses and community organisations the opportunity to come together and share the spirit of Christmas with those who are less fortunate and the disadvantaged within our community. The day consists of a traditional roast Christmas Lunch with all the trimmings, entertainment throughout the day and of course what would the day be without Santa arriving to hand out Christmas gifts to all the children and guests.
The Big Give has just one wish – That no Australian be alone on Christmas Day. In making this wish come true, we believe we can help the community rediscover the true spirit of Christmas, and re-establish it as a time that unites people from all walks of life. It is an opportunity for us to share our goodwill and to lend a hand and give a smile to those in need.
The Big Give relies on over 100 volunteers on Christmas day and up to another 100 volunteers to help in November and December.  If you would like to help this year, please email


Find out more on The Big Give website and on Facebook.

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