For five years, we’ve been asking you to support us by coming along to a Scarf Dinner to Do More Than Dine. Now, we’re inviting you to head to one of Melbourne’s best bars to Do More Than Drink, so that we can continue to transform the lives of young people facing barriers to work.

We’re about to launch our very first awareness building and fundraising campaign, Do More Than Drink, with the support of over 25 of Melbourne’s very best bars. It’ll run from Tuesday 1 – Saturday 12 December and funds raised will help us continue to provide training, mentoring and employment to young refugees, asylum seekers and new migrants facing barriers to work.

So, how do you get behind the campaign? We’ve made it really easy. Do More Than Drink by getting along to a participating bar throughout 1 – 12 December, and throw some dollars in the Scarf donation jar. The hospitality industry is showing great support – participating bars will donate $1 from every drink sold on the final weekend of the campaign. See below for Bar Partners and find out which night they’re donating.

All money raised through the campaign,
 from both the bar takings and the donation 
jar, will help to fund our training and mentoring programs, designed to grow the skills, confidence and employability of young refugees, asylum seekers and new migrants.

If you get along to Do More Than Drink during the campaign, we’d love you to take a photo at the bar (of your drink, of your mates, of the bartender, whatever!) and post it on social media. Be sure to follow @scarfcommunity, tag us and the bar you’re in, and use the #domorethandrink hashtag. There are awesome prizes* for the photos which get the most likes!

If you can’t make it to a bar during the campaign, but would like to contribute, you can make a donation to Scarf online. Online donations are tax deductible and will be issued with a receipt.


Bar Partners who have signed up to Do More Than Drink:

Friday 11th December Saturday 12th December
Gerald’s Bar Neighbourhood Wine
Kitty Somerset Green Park
Kelvin Markov
Mesa Verde Ferdydurke
The Lincoln Section 8
The Beaufort Belleville
Smalls Nighthawks
Carwyn Cellars Bomba Rooftop
The Plough Nieuw Amsterdam
Mr Wow’s Emporium Los Hermanos
Lily Black’s Pixel Alley
New Gold Mountain
Double Happiness

Robert Burns Hotel

Saturday 19th December

The B.East


* Prizes for Do More Than Drink social media competition 

We’ll tally things up at the end of the campaign, and the three photos with the most likes as calculated on Monday 14 December are the winners, and will be notified via social media.

First Prize: $150 Scarf Dinners gift certificate to be used at an upcoming Scarf Dinner + a bottle of The West Winds Sabre Gin and a bottle of Casa Mariol Vermut Negre.

Second Prize: $50 Scarf Dinners gift certificate + a bottle of The West Winds Sabre Gin.

Third Prize: $50 Scarf Dinners gift certificate + a bottle of Casa Mariol Vermut Negre.