All posts tagged: charity

National Soup Day at Fed Square 2018

To celebrate National Soup Day, Youth Projects and Heinz are helping Melburnians beat the chill this winter and serving glorious, hearty soups from a retro-style food truck for only $2.50, with 100% of all proceeds going to charity.  On the eve of winter, a particularly difficult time for people experiencing homelessness, Youth Projects sought to partner with Heinz to help raise funds and continue providing much needed support for those who are doing it tough this winter.  Dreading the freezing commute home? Fear not we haven’t forgotten about you! Giant Heinz beans and soup heaters will be stationed near key public transport locations, offering much-needed warmth and deliciously hot soup samples.  Everyone is encouraged to come and support Youth Projects’ great work by enjoying some of Australia’s favourite soup this winter. For more information on Youth Projects or to make a donation visit  When: Thursday 31 May, Thursday 7 June, Friday 8 June and Wednesday 13 June When: 12pm – 2pm Where: Federation Square More information: Youth Project | Heinz Company

Dine with Heart This May

For all the food lovers out there with their heart in the right place, Dine with Heart during the month of May is a great way to enjoy a night out, completely guilt free, while at the same time supporting Sacred Heart Mission, an organisation assisting people experiencing homelessness and social disadvantage. Restaurants and bars all over Melbourne have jumped on board to organise fun and delicious events to fundraise for Sacred Heart Mission’s Meals Program which offers free, healthy meals to people in need. Restaurants who are on board this awesome initiative include Donovans, the Craft & Co, Little Blue, St Ali and so many more. Highlights include: Second Act St Kilda | May This shiny new neighbourhood wine bar on Fitzroy Street are donating $2 from every dinner sold in May. Cirque D’Ali – St Ali | 5 May 2017 Circus performers, jugglers, magicians and all manner of performance will delight in this intimate version of a big top, coinciding with lively music to transport guests to a vibrant atmosphere that delights all five …

The World’s Largest High Heel Race

Achieving a Guinness World Record is no easy task. From deciding which challenge to try, to the training and preparation involved in beating the last record holder, it’s easy to give up and feel defeated. But what if we told you that you could easily have a Guinness World Record to your name before the month is over? Intrigued? On February 14, The World’s Largest High Heel Race is happening and they are looking for people to participate! The race will be held at the St Kilda Festival and funds raised will go towards The Warwick Cancer Foundation, an organisation that aims to raise funds for young Australians living with cancer. So what do you need to know before you commit? The race is limited to 1500 people, so make sure you get your registrations in. The race will be an official attempt for the largest amount of people running in high heels all for a great cause. Yes, there is a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the largest amount of people running in high heels… 967 people, …

Eva & Les Erdi

The Eva and Les Erdi Humanitarian Charitable Foundation Bestows Gift on The Alfred Hospital

Australian Philanthropists, Eva and the late Dr Les Erdi, have given the breath of life to a major redevelopment of the emergency centre within the iconic Alfred Hospital in Melbourne. Over 60,000 people a year will benefit from what is the largest single donation ever made to the hospital in its over 100 years of operation. The donation is motivated by personal experience – the Alfred has been an integral part of the health and happiness of the Erdi family since they made their way to Melbourne mid 20th century. In a private unveiling ceremony on the 30th of June, 2015 the new title for the emergency ward was officially announced in bright, gleaming silver lettering – The Eva and Les Erdi Emergency and Trauma Centre in front of a small group of supporters. Eva Erdi was greeted with glowing praise as members of Parliament, Directors from Erdigroup (The Erdi’s primary business venture), and board members from the Alfred Hospital spoke of her and her late husbands generous spirits. Special thanks were given for their …