Twenty10 wants you to get into the kitchen, start cooking and put fundraising on the menu.
The youth service thinks hosting a fundraising dinner at your place is a great way to spend a spring evening and help boost the organisaton’s coffers at the same time.
“This could be a great opportunity to spend some time with those who are dear to you and to thank them for the positive role they play in your life,” Twenty10 managing director Rebecca Reynolds said.
“We then ask that you tell them about Twenty10 and invite them to donate the amount they would usually spend on a night out to Twenty10. We’re calling these nights Dinner At My Place.”
Twenty10 works with young people, families and communities of diverse genders and sexualities. It provides services to young people who are experiencing high support needs — homelessness, mental health issues, or education and employment difficulties.
It also provides social opportunities for young people who are looking for a way to meet peers and build friendships.
“Funds raised through Dinner At My Place will support our busy drop-in centre in Newtown, which provides facilities, food and a safe place to hang out for many young people who have nowhere else to go during the day,” Reynolds said.
Reynolds hosted her own dinner party in early August, with NSW MLC Penny Sharpe, chef Marc Kuzma, youth affairs advocate Meredith Turnbull, Twenty10 board member Sean Gallagher, Channel 9’s Richard Reid and authors and entrepreneurs Vicki Harding and Jackie Braw.
You can see a video about the dinner at www.twenty10.org.au/dinner.
info: To register your dinner and for more information, visit www.twenty10.org.au/dinner.
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