St Kilda's Sacred Heart Mission is a true icon. It's a place that recognises the diversity of the local community; supporting and welcoming all by doing humble but essential work that has the power to change the lives of Melbourne's most vulnerable people.
Over the past couple of years I've been really honoured to support Sacred Heart as a committee member for their annual Dine with Heart (DWH) fundraising campaign. In the lead up this year I got a chance to spruik the story behind my work with the Sacred Heart as a guest on Jon Faine's Conversation Hour (on 774 ABC Radio), on Nerida Conway's What's Cooking (on NTS) and in the St Kilda News (you can read my story HERE).
This year, the month-long campaign raised a whopping $115,000; essential funds for the Mission’s Dining Hall, which provides hot, free and nutritious breakfasts and lunches for up to 400 people in need every day of the year.
The campaign highlight was the fancy gala fundraising dinner held on the stage of St Kilda’s Palais Theatre, catered by some of Melbourne’s leading chefs as well as a month-long fundraising initiative hosted by some 63 restaurants across Melbourne.
The funds raised will enable the Mission to provide 28,750 meals to people in Melbourne experiencing homelessness, social isolation and disadvantage.
Want to know more about Sacred Heart Mission or get involved as a volunteer?
READ MORE HERE.