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Supporting Our Community

We're more than just a local curry house!  We're a restaurant that supports and celebrates our communities!


With your generous donations, we've cooked over 2000 meals for those in our community financially struggling and who could do with some Babajis love. To date, our community has raised  

$7360 (12 Sep 2023)

You are welcome to contribute to this fund when visiting the restaurant or when ordering online.


On the 3rd Tuesday of every month between February & November,  we donate 10% of our total sales directly to a local group in our community doing some amazing work and needing a helping hand.


March '24 - $450 for Ticker Arts Studio, Belgrave, to help them get back on their feet after an arson attack

April '24 - Coming up - Upwey Scouts

May '24 - Coming up - Belgrave Lantern Festival


September - $440 raised for the Melbourne Youth Chorale

August - $350 for Kindred supporting asylum seekers

July - $360 for Rescue Logs

June  - $600 for Shakti Mental Health

May - $380 for Mums of the Hills

April - $380 for the Australian Malayalee Student Association

March - $400 for the Emerald Monbulk Wildlife Shelter

Feb - $457 for the Big Brothers, Big Sisters Youth Mentoring in the Hills.

Are you a local community group looking for support?  We'd love to help. Please get in touch with us.

Community Casseroles

In 2022 the amazing Community Casseroles team cooked over 40,000 free meals for those in our community struggling financially right now.  Babajis contributes towards this effort, cooking arou...

April 24 - $500 raised for the Upwey Scouts


Awww, love our community. We got our WOGGLES on and raised $500 for Upwey Scouts to take their kiddos to Jamboree in Queensland. 

This is a life defining experience for our local Scouts.  We're so grateful for your help. 

Upcoming Community Days - Tecoma Pre School & Warburton Warriors


BELGRAVE - Thurs 13 June

Sometimes its our little-ist folk that need a helping hand! So this month's Community Day in Belgrave, we'll be raising funds for the Tecoma Pre School to help them build an outdoor play area. Kids off screens. Sounds good, right! 

WARBURTON - Thurs 27 June

This A.MAZING. new basketball team in Warby need our help. This basketball team for ALL abilities, was formed in 2023 to give a chance for kids of all abilities to participate in sport at their own pace.  They need uniforms and some end of year awards. It's not easy getting a new community sports team up and bouncing. We're 100% backing them. 

10% of all our sales, take away & dine in to be donated to the Pre School & the Warburton Warriors.

Save the dates lovely community x 

Tues November 14th '23 - Upcoming Community Day - Upwey Cricket Club

Cricket! It's in our blood!   And if you're a cricket fan, you're Babaji's family!

Coming up - Tues 14th November, we'll be raising funds for the Upwey Cricket Club, with 10% of all our sales donated to our local cricket club!

See you there! x

September 12th '23 - $440 raised for the Melbourne Youth Chorale

It was loud last night at Babajis!  A full house of kids and parents for September's Community Day.

Together we raised $440 for the Melbourne Youth Chorale!

So proud to be able to support this not-for-profit choir, whose ethos is to make sure every child, regardless of background, is given the gift of music ... and we agree!







August 8th '23 Kindred - $350 raised for asylum seekers

We're always humbled when our community come out on a cold winters night for Community Day.

Thank you!

With your help we raised $350 for Kindred, a local group supporting asylum seekers and refugees.


July '23 Rescue Logs - $360 raised!

Another awesome night raising funds for Rescue Logs. With your help we raised $360 for a great volunteer run group salvaging the trees that fall in storms in the Dandenong Ranges and keeping them f...

June '23 Shakti Mental Health - $600 raised!

Despite a freezing cold winters day, this was the biggest Community we've had!  We cooked up Kizhi Parotta as a special treat with folk coming far and wide for their fix! Together, we raised...