Share a Meal

We are continuing to use ‘Share a Meal’ as our main fundraising event during the month of August. We have chosen August as it is the month that L’Arche was founded in France on August 4th, 1964.

In L’Arche communities, people with and without intellectual disabilities share life together in family-like settings that are integrated into local neighbourhoods. Sharing meals together is a distinctive feature of life in L’Arche. Wherever we are in the world, we eat together! Through such daily and practical means, our communities are committed to helping create a more open, inclusive and compassionate Australian society where every person is valued and can make a contribution.

 ‘Share a Meal’ provides a great opportunity to gather your friends over a meal and raise vital funds to provide support for the work of L’Arche in Australia.

L’Arche communities in Australia are situated in Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and Hobart. Groups in Bendigo, Perth and the Hunter are in the process of establishing communities and need our support. People in Adelaide and Alice Springs have a deep desire to see L’Arche communities in their part of the country and we want to grow their dream with them.

Will you help by signing up to host a ‘Share a Meal with L’Arche’ event?

This event is very important for all of us at L’Arche, to support the work of our existing communities and projects and particularly to develop the work of L’Arche in Australia. For more information about L’Arche in Australia go to www.larche.org.au

If you enjoy getting together with your friends over a meal and are willing to support the work of L’Arche in Australia by hosting a Share a Meal event, then simply contact fundraising@larche.org.au or call +61 431 898 013

We are inviting community groups, churches, individuals and companies across Australia to get involved in this Fundraising Event.

Planning your own Share a Meal event is simple, all you need to do is choose a meal time, invite your guests and ask them to bring a plate and a donation.

It doesn’t need to be too much work for you. Perhaps you can hold your Share a Meal over morning tea, during a church or staff gathering, or at lunch.

If you are ready to support the work of L’Arche in Australia, contact Eileen Glass via Email: fundraising@larche.org.au or Mobile: +61 431 898 013

Once you’ve registered to become a host, we’ll send you a kit containing everything you need to get your event organized – including a simple guide, some posters and details about how to record and forward the funds raised.

The official month for Share a Meal is August, but you can hold your own event any time that suits you. Most importantly, your support will help us to reach more people living with an intellectual disability, and change their lives for the better.

Thank you!