• BBQ for the Homeless 2016

  • In the spirit of giving - Business Helping Hands

    Parramatta Chamber of Commerce proudly holds an annual BBQ for the Homeless at Parramatta Mission. This event is only possible through the generosity of local businesses and volunteers that help make this happen.

    This event was held last Friday in a beautifully decorated dining hall at Parramatta Mission. Volunteers from the business community donated food, drinks, items and their time to serve a lovely lunch to 200 homeless guests from our community.

    200 guests enjoyed a beautiful Christmas lunch with all the trimmings.

    This year, the Parramatta Chamber of Commerce was inundated by the support of our members and the business community. We sincerely thank you all for your efforts and generosity.

    Thank you to the following businesses for their cash donations which funded some of the food, decorations and items for the 200 pamper packs that were given to our homeless guests.

    DOOLEYS Lidcombe Catholic Club, Richardson & Wrench Parramatta, Bank of Queensland, Wales Truck Repairs, Ladybird Gifts, O'Connor Strata, Costco Wholesales Auburn, Residents of Winston Hills, PA Labels, RBK Nutraceuticls, Norris Somers Maait, Financewerx.

    Special thanks to the following businesses for providing food supplies and items.

    Mark Thompson, Professional Insurance Brokers, Elias Bou Assy, Small Business Works, Vladimir Vanovac, Small Business Works, Soul Origin, Regus, Advertising Printing Australia, Knysh & Associates, Awards & More, Convoy for Kids Sydney Inc, Costco Auburn Wholesales, Lions Club of Parramatta, Scentre Group Westfield Parramatta, Rosa Bellissimo Financewerx, SzeChuah Yellow Brick Road Parramatta, RBK Nutraceuticals, Life Education, Holiday Inn Parramatta, Best & Less Parramatta.

    A massive THANK YOU to our wonderful Volunteers:
    Vladimir Vanovac, Frank Barbuto, Christopher Ng, Telly Poulos, Lilly Protic, Jared Goodwin, Amy Drew, Jenetta Haim, Rodrigo Roman, Michael Grey, Ed Riley, Mitchell Beers, Tim Xiros, Christian Renel, Karyn Moore, Natasha Moore, Allen Zhao, Greg Hunt, Brad Duff, Sam Radfar, Tony Grgic, Gary Kemp, Bob Bajaj, Jessica Sherry, Steve Booth, Lucas Dogan, Peter Troup, Victoria Cooney-Dover, Paige Moreno, Peter Hayes, Quinton Jubb, Claude Marais, Leah Henderson, Caterina Polistina, Steve Hambridge, Robin Dunlop, Rahul Desai, Gary Carter, Ruth Carter, Paul van Bergen, Maxine Willis, Nikki Cummins, Syd Nair.

    And thank you also to William Clark College who provided their students to sing Christmas Carols at the BBQ, and Bartorilla’s Butchery chopped up the hams.

    Thank you to Parramatta Mission for your ongoing work and support.
    Merry Christmas!