Today’s “BBQ for the Homeless” (Christmas in July), coordinated every year by the Parramatta Chamber of Commerce was yet another example of the spirit and generosity of this business community in Parramatta.
Special thanks to Parramatta Mission, for their tireless efforts in giving back to the community. Thank you Keith Hamilton and his team who provide services to people who are homeless, people facing crisis and people living with mental illness.
A big thank you to the Lions Club of Parramatta that donated $500 today, as well as all other cash donations.
Thank you also to Lord Mayor Scott Lloyd for coming along and showing his support for such a great community initiative.
For the past 23 years, the Parramatta Chamber of Commerce are proud organisers for the BBQ for the Homeless.
Today, Parramatta Chamber of Commerce stood proud, alongside volunteers from the community that donated their time as volunteers, food & beverages for the BBQ as well as fruit and vegies, snacks, personal items such as toothbrushes, facial wipes, soap, deodorant, to enable the day to be a success.
We served around 200 people.
There are too many people and businesses to list here so the following link is crucial for the full list of suppliers.
Please take the time to look at the businesses/people/organisations that helped make today happen.
ATB Partners, Bank of Queensland Parramatta, Bendigo Bank, CPC Credit Solutions, Financewerx, IMB Bank, Ladybird Group, Lions Club of Parramatta, McGrath Parramatta, O'Connor Strata & Property Specialist, Parkroyal Parramatta, RAD Consulting, Sanitarium, Senator Marise Payne, Steve Parbery, Suzie Q Pole Studio, Synergize, R & W Parramatta, & Woolworths Westfield Parramatta.
Volunteers: Alejandro Nievas, Alfredo De Assis, Amanda Hampshire, Anthony Buffin, Anu Uthayashanger, Aurore Algier, Ben Luey, Bev Brougham, Christan Renel, Dharam Chetty, Edward Zia, Indika Abeywickrama, Hediye Fitzgerald, Joe Bousimon, John Wakeling, Kaye McIntyre, Khadine Aharon, Kim Godleym, Kimbeley Nguyen, Lassie Ng, Mika Janicijevic, Navid King, Rita Gpunder, Robin Dunlop, Rod Matthew, Roger Byrne, Roman Dechnicz, Romina Bousimon, Stefania Versace, Steve Hambridge, Steve Reynolds, Telly Poulos, Clr Scott Lloyd, Tima Mumu, Tony Grgic, & Yvonne Elliston.