What We Do

Our Projects

CEO Sleepout

Since 2017, John Piccolo and the Woodards directors and staff have been participants in the Vinnies CEO Sleepout, raising over $800,000 for Vinnies. This event sees team members sleep rough for the night to raise awareness of homelessness and money for Vinnies homeless services.

Vinnies Partnership

Woodards has been a sponsor of the St Vincent de Paul Society since 2017 and in that time has provided the funds for Vinnies to purchase nine soup vans.

Safe Places

Safe places is a new model of private, government and charity partnership which develops “pop up” homeless shelters. It is the first public/private partnership of its kind in Victoria.


Woodards staff regularly volunteer on the Vinnies soup vans, making and serving food. Staff have also participated in programs with OzHarvest and FareShare cooking food for homeless charities.

Vinnies Soup Vans

The value of the Vinnies soup vans cannot be understated. More than just feeding people, this vital program fosters connection between those in need with an incredible team of regular volunteers. We are proud to have been able to facilitate the purchase of nine vans, which means this critical service can operate throughout Melbourne, every day of the year.