We’re about to launch our third Do More Than Drink campaign with overwhelming support from the Melbourne bar scene. The campaign will run from 3 – 10 December and 47 of Melbourne’s favourite bars have partnered with Scarf to help us raise funds and awareness. The campaign also incorporates an optional work experience element that will see around 15 bars offer work experience to our graduate trainees to further increase their skills, confidence and contacts in the industry.  

Providing a solid excuse for a guilt-free drink with friends, Do More Than Drink ’17 invites Melbournians to get behind the campaign by visiting participating bars throughout 3 – 10 December and throwing some dollars in the donation jar. The hospitality industry is also pledging its support with 47 of Melbourne’s favourite bars including Gerald’s Bar, Neighbourhood Wine, Bomba, Two Birds Brewing, The Lincoln, Carwyn Cellars, The Beaufort, Stomping Ground Brewery, STARWARD Distillery, Garden State Hotel, Toorak Cellars, The Alps, Above Board and Bad Love Club donating $1 from every drink sold on the final weekend of the campaign.

Scarf continues to advocate for fairer hiring practises in the hospitality industry through campaigns such as Do More Than Drink; following last year’s campaign, 77% of participating bars said they were now more likely to hire someone from a refugee background.

“I believe in supporting Do More Than Drink, because I think that the work Scarf does with young people facing barriers to employment is key to strengthening the hospitality industry. Young people get given a fair go, the industry gets more people who are passionate and dedicated. Everybody wins,” says Iain Ling, owner of The Lincoln, Time Out’s 2017 Pub of the Year.

All money raised through the campaign,
 from the $1 per drink donations and the Scarf donation 
jars, will go directly to funding Scarf’s training and mentoring programs, which are designed to grow the skills, confidence and employability of young people facing barriers to work.