For the 37,715 people experiencing homelessness in NSW, Christmas is going to be a lonely and difficult time.

There will be no presents under the tree, stuffed stockings or a warm family lunch... But there is Wayside Chapel.

Wayside Chapel is an organisation, offering love and support for those experiencing homelessness and social isolation over the Christmas and holiday season.

Each year, a constant stream of people walk through our doors, in desperate need of food and support. We are determined to spread the Christmas cheer and bring joy to our community.

On Christmas Day this year, we will be hosting a special Wayside Christmas Picnic on the streets of Kings Cross, where our loving community will come together and enjoy the festivities with a delicious Christmas lunch, outside on the grass-covered street.

And over the seven days leading up to Christmas, we will host free community lunches and serve freshly cooked meals with all the trimmings!

In every way, we are going to show people that they are loved and not forgotten.

Because no one should go hungry or be alone at Christmas.

But we need your help…

Please ‘Donate a Plate’ to keep our kitchens cooking and our programs running over the entire Christmas and holiday season.

We need to raise $500,000 this Christmas to make sure the vulnerable members of our community are fed and supported during what can be a lonely and difficult time of year.

Together, we can show people in crisis, that we stand with them.

We’re asking you to 'Donate a Plate' to feed and support a person experiencing homelessness and social isolation this festive season and beyond.

  • $25 will provide one meal for one person

  • $50 will feed a couple

  • $100 will feed a family of four

  • $250 will sponsor meals for a group of 10 people

  • $500 will sponsor meals for a group of 20 people

Every dollar raised will go towards the cost of keeping our kitchens, programs and support services open throughout the holiday season and beyond, so everyone can receive the care, love and support they deserve.

PLUS, you can receive a gift card 'plate' to a send to someone special.

Simply make a donation, and then select the number of physical cards you wish to receive and send to a loved one this Christmas.

Fundraise for Donate a Plate

Make an even bigger impact this year by creating your own Donate a Plate fundraising page to share with your friends and family.

By creating a page, you are becoming a Christmas Champion for people experiencing homelessness and social isolation.

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Check out who's fundraising for Donate a Plate:

All donations over $2 to Wayside Chapel are tax-deductible.

*Statistics from Homelessness NSW

Donations made to Wayside Chapel's "Donate a Plate" will help provide meals over the festive season, alongside providing the support needed to deliver these services and support programs.
Any additional funds raised will be distributed to Wayside Chapel's programs and services that need it most.

A big thank you to our Supporters

The real heroes who are kindly helping us achieve our goal

$50

Sarah Aitken

$261

Anonymous

Merry Christmas!

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Marianne Kavanagh

We hope that this makes a difference to a family at Christmas. God bless the work you do. Merry Christmas

$16

Owen

HI, I am 6 years old and want to make a difference for someone at Christmas. My GranMa is doing this for me as she explained that not everyone is as fortunate as I am.

$16

Elliot

HI, I am 9 years old and want to make a difference for someone at Christmas. My GranMa is doing this for me as she explained that not everyone is as fortunate as I am.

$26

Silvia Del Caro

$104

Julie Bince

$104

Judith Ward

$26

Anonymous

$52

Anonymous

$2

Will Mcgann

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Kim Salter

Merry Christmas and enjoy the meal!

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Anonymous

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Anonymous

Merry Christmas from my family to yours

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Ellen Mcwilliam

$26

Liz Roughan

Merry Christmas to you. May 2022 bring you happiness and love.

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Anonymous

$52

Anonymous

Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year.

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Anonymous

Merry Christmas 🎄 🙏🏽💖

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Emi Richardson

Wishing you a very merry Christmas and a happy and healthy 2022.

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Leonie Weiss

$104

Anonymous

Merry Christmas and may the Lords love be felt by you today and always. Blessings a plenty be yours xx

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Marian Martinez

$104

Eleanor Mcdonald

Merry Christmas with Love ❤ xoxo

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Helen Levy

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Norma Heeley

Wishing you all the very best on Christmas ❤️❤️❤️❤️😋

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Francoise, Elisabet And Miss Gracie-grapes

Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and New Year, full of love, laughter and good health xx

$52

Anonymous

I hope this helps make Xmas a little happier.

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Leanne Newcombe

$104

Paul Owens

$261

Kym Plenge

You are wished a very special Christmas. We hope you know that you are thought of. Much love and hugs and kisses

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Sylvia A

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Vicki Olsen

With love Vicki

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Stephen Beare

I hope this small donation brings you joy for the festive season

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Wendy

I believe in you!!!

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Marilyn Masters

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and I hope the New Year is kinder to you.

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Linda

Happy to help support your wonderful organisation.

$104

Lorraine Swift

Merry Christmas Lorraine

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Robyn, Wil & Tasia Hurlston

$26

Mark Mitchell

$50

Leigh Jamieson

Merry Xmas. Have a peaceful day.

$52

Jacquei Hicks

Wishing Joy and peace to all

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Karen Cope-williams

Wishing you much happiness for the Christmas season and very best wishes for 2022!

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Ruth Rock

$26

Mary Taylor

$26

Gail Fitzgerald

Hope you’re Xmas is filled with good food and laughter. Much love Gail

$26

Katherine Haasnoot

$52

Anonymous

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Helen

$26

Alison Dunlop

Merry Christmas and may God bless you and bring you love and joy and help you to have a better 2022 , love from Alison xo

$25

Lynda Vaculik

$26

Anonymous

Sending you the love and caring of God.

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Manoj Gopalan

$300

Anonymous

enjoy the meal

$26

Carolynn Scotland

Wishing you a joyous Christmas!!!

$26

Jacqueline Smith

I hope this gift brings someone some Christmas cheer and they know that someone is thinking of them in the festive season and throughout the new year...

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Anonymous

$52

Danielle Huntsman

$26

Dan Nichols

$131

The Mcguires

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Anonymous

Enjoy 😉

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Anonymous

Merry Christmas with Love from my Family to you.

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Janine A

No matter who you are the richness of giving is in a smile and a shared meal is the true meaning of Christmas. 💝 🎄 Bon appetite

$52

Janette Costin

$52

Cathy Smith

$52

Linda Strutt

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Larraine

Blessings at Christmas to you

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Petrice Pelham

Merry Christmas ❤️❤️❤️

$26

Ernesto Francisco

$52

Anonymous

Wishing you a wonderful Christmas

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David Steer

$26

Anonymous

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Anonymous

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Antoinette

I hope you feel loved this Christmas.

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Anonymous

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Anonymous

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Helen Lloyd

$104

Anonymous

May your family feel the warmth of God's love the Christmas

$52

Tracey Carpenter

May there Peace + Justice on Earth - Merry Christmas

$26

Anonymous

I'm a single pensioner renting. Fortunate to have worked until redundancy 5 years ago. Saved & some superannuation. All strength to those less fortunate.

$52

Jo

Have a joyful Christmas with good food and company

$52

Leanda Sulman

Happy Christmas to all. Enjoy your meal.

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Anonymous

$26

Anonymous

$52

Michael Peers

Merry Christmas-enjoy your meal.

$52

A Friend

Have a blessed Christmas.

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Sarah

$52

Karine Mcauliffe

$104

Anonymous

Merry Christmas! Have a wonderful day!

$104

Bigbobfrombondi

God bless everyone at the Wayside Chapel

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Anonymous

$50

Anonymous

$26

Rose Fox

Best wishes for Christmas and a happy and healthy 2022.

$26

Trish Sutton

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Anonymous

$25

Cooper The Upsidedown

Merry Christmas 🐾🐾

$261

Ray Seggie

$100

Kelly Bookallil

$100

Anonymous

$26

Bridget Mcswiggan