The unique concept that is Our Kitchen Table was formed to establish a link between encouraging participants’ sense of creativity, being socially inclusive in forming friendships, whilst making heartfelt products for charity.
The philosophy being: Create: Connect: Community.
We like to think that what we are doing is creating a movement.
Our Kitchen Table was born in 2017.
Liz Davidson, it's founder wanted to create and make gifts
for others, in particular women in crisis.
At a time when pain is felt in many parts of our world,
our aim was to spread kindness one person at a time.
Today we make 'Welcome Packs' in our regular weekly pods which are then distributed
to women who were victims of domestic violence and living in safe houses.
What we do
There is a proven link of the emotional and physical benefits derived from doing acts of kindness, and at Our Kitchen Table, we have designed a way to do this and have a win:win:win formula.
We aim to bring community together to create heartfelt gifts for those in need.
We currently run activity Pods to make these gifts. Ranging from school aged children, young mums, middle aged mums and residents in a retirement village, our volunteers are enriched by making new connections, learning a new skill and donating their time and effort to a greater need.
Meet our passionate board
Our team is dedicated to the mission of helping those in need in the Melbourne area.
Our team works tirelessly to advance our vision.
Monday 1.00 - 4.00pm
1st Tuesday/month 7.30 - 9.30pm
Sheridan Hall residents
Thursday 10.30am - 12.00pm
Thursday 4.30 - 5.30pm
Thank you to our wonderful sponsors and supporters
Our Kitchen Table doesn’t just focus on our own activity pods, we love to connect with not only schools
who are committed to a community project, but also join up with other organisations
in the community. Collaborating is about joining together to create positive outcomes, bridging the
gap between ages and together creating beautiful gifts for women and children living in safe houses.
Together we learn, grow and give, and help to spread our message of kindness for others.
Our Kitchen Table worked very well with the young people
at our school. The students were engaged the entire two hours,
and were connected with the practical gifts they prepared
for the Women and children in shelters around Melbourne.
A great initiative.