For the first time, eight of Melbourne’s best social enterprises have come together so you can spread your impact further.
Melbourne Community Goods hampers are supporting our city's social enterprises to continue doing the great work they do, from empowering young people experiencing homelessness to supporting refugees, migrants and community building projects in neighbouring countries.
100% of the profits from these hampers are directly supporting the social enterprises during this challenging time. The social enterprises involved include HoMie, STREAT, SisterWorks, The Social Studio, Society Melbourne, Co-Ground, Humanism Global and Scarf.
Society Melbourne is a social enterprise with a number of cafes, food trucks and coffee carts dedicated to ending youth homelessness in Australia. Through their hospitality training program and rental subsidy scheme, they work closely with young people experiencing homelessness, empowering them to break the homelessness cycle themselves. Their five step approach has seen 100% of program graduates transition to further work or education.
HoMie is a Fitzroy based streetwear label empowering young people. As a not-for-profit social enterprise, 100% of HoMie’s profits go towards achieving its mission in supporting young people affected by homelessness or hardship to equip them with the skills, confidence, and experiences to be more work-ready and better prepared for their future.
SisterWorks is a not-for-profit social enterprise, based in Richmond. Through work and entrepreneurship, their mission is to support women who are refugees, asylum seekers or migrants to improve their confidence, mental wellbeing, sense of belonging and economic outlook. Their vision is creating an Australia where all migrant women are given the opportunities to become economically empowered.
STREAT are specialists in food and coffee, with eight social enterprise cafes dotted around Melbourne. They believe all young people should get the opportunity to thrive, no matter their starting point. Each year they provide intensive wrap-around support, vocational training and real work experience supporting hundreds of young people affected by homelessness or hardship.
The Social Studio empowers young people from migrant and refugee backgrounds to design their own futures by providing fashion and industry-based solutions to the main barriers they face upon arriving to our community: unemployment, isolation and difficulties accessing education and training. We do this by creating jobs, providing education opportunities, encouraging community engagement and fostering social inclusion.
Scarf is a social enterprise which runs hospitality training, mentoring and paid work experience programs. Scarf trainees are keen, resilient young people seeking protection, and those from refugee and migrant backgrounds who’ve faced barriers to work. We partner with Melbourne restaurants to run Scarf Dinners where participants thrive and gain real-world experience. Scarf graduates are part of a unique, supportive learning community and move on to jobs with new skills, knowledge, networks and tons of confidence.
Co-Ground is an empowered global community of change-makers fuelled by social enterprise, vibrant events, volunteer-power and purpose-driven partnerships. Through a number of initiatives, including coffee carts, markets, studio workshops, consulting and more, Co-Ground raises money for community building and disaster relief projects in our neighbouring countries.
Humanism Global is a social enterprise that creates dignified jobs with humans from low-income and marginalised communities, so that they can earn a safe and sustainable income.They currently work with women from Pondicherry India, who make ethical merchandise for Australian organisation such as tote bags, tshirts, lanyards, corporate gifts and now hampers! They're on a mission to break the poverty cycle and create an equitable world that leaves no human behind.