Help us raise the roof so that we can raise the mental wellbeing of boys and young men.

The Man Cave is a preventative mental health charity that equips boys with emotional tools and skills to become great men. We do this by offering life-changing programs, role models and resources to students, teachers and parents.

With so much change and uncertainty in the world, the demand for our programs is higher than ever. To better service this need, we’re investing in our first fit-for-purpose headquarters, a place where we can lay the tracks to scale our impact across Australia.

They say it takes a village – so we’re calling on ours. Help us raise the roof on our new home by sponsoring or donating any of the items listed below. Every single item on this list will play a pivotal role in helping us change the lives of boys and their communities, now and in the future.

We’re a humble bunch – so while we recognise that we need certain things to do our best work, what matters most to us is leveraging solutions that already exist. So if you know a local business that is looking to give away ex-stock, or keen on a skills exchange, or is simply as passionate about mental health as we are and open to a chat, we’d love an introduction.

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ITEM DESCRIPTION TO SAY THANK YOU... NUMBER REQUIRED DONATION PER ITEM DONATION TYPE
THE ESSENTIALS
Things that will help us get in the zone and get the job done
Desks Kitchen benches and cafe tables have been fine to work on, but we'll get a lot more done with proper desks This item has been donated by Aesop. Thank you so much! 20 $500
Office Chairs Being able to sit and work for long periods in an ergonomically-friendly way will be a game changer This item has been sponsored by Montage Interiors. Thanks Tom! 20 $200
Waste Paper Baskets We may be young at heart, but we do grown up things too, like put rubbish in the bin You'll be invited to our CaveWarming as a VIP guest! 20 $10
Rainbow Texta Sets Because the best brain storms notes are always colour coded Our Head of Community will use said textas to sketch a portrait of you (possibly an abstract). 5 $5
Brainstorm Paper Roller For capturing the group brainstorming sessions that happen on the daily Do you have creative ideas for ways to support the mental wellbeing of young people? Come join us for a brainstorming session! You'll be invited to join our Head of Education at the first one that takes place at our new home. 10 $166
Lockers For the runners, cyclists and yogis in our team (pretty much everyone) You'll be invited to our CaveWarming as a VIP guest! 20 $400
Bike Racks Supporting our team to commute with planetary health in mind You'll be invited to our CaveWarming as a VIP guest! 20 $60
STAYING HEALTHY
Things that will keep our team healthy and safe, so that they can do the best job possible for the people we serve
Electricity Help us keep the lights on...literally! Your donation will help us get the building rewired and safe, and power The Cave for our first 6 months in the building Your name in lights (sort of) - our Head of Operations will personally install a plaque that thanks you for powering The Cave. 1 $1,000
Hot Water System A basic need that we will never take for granted (especially those that cycle in to the office) You'll be invited to our CaveWarming as a VIP guest! 1 $1,500
Climate Control System We love our new warehouse and all of it's quirks, even the varying temperature zones that come with any warehouse building (but ability to regulate this would be really really great) You'll be invited to our CaveWarming as a VIP guest! 1 $1,200
Plates and Bowls Set Breaking bread together is an important ritual for us, and often leads to powerful discussions and 'penny drop' moments Let us make you lunch! You'll be invited to join us for the first communal lunch that we host. 10 $69
Cutlery Set It's much easier to influence social change when you've had a proper breakfast Spoon, knife or fork? Whichever one is your favourite, we'll engrave your name on it. 10 $65
Mugs Because lightbulb moment ideas are often waiting to be found at the bottom of a tea or coffee cup Come for a cuppa! Our CEO will be the first to take this machine for a spin, and the first cup of coffee has your name on it. 50 $5
Water Jugs Hydration is key! You'll be invited to our CaveWarming as a VIP guest! 15 $3
Microwave To support a culture of homemade lunches and warm meals shared on site This microwave will be named after you! It will be labelled accordingly, and your name will eventually replace the word 'microwave' in our office vocabulary. 2 $150
Dishwasher We're not above washing our dishes by hand, but that doesn't mean we don't need help with this one This item has been donated by Al Green's folks! Thank you so much! 2 $300
Tap + Sink Frequent handwashing is our preferred love language This item has been donated by Al Green's folks! Thank you so much! 3 $500
Fridge With so much goodwill in the team, inevitably there is a lot of homecooking that gets brought in for sharing This item has been donated by Imogen Thomas' folks. Thank you so much! 1 $600
Stovetop To support a culture of homemade lunches and warm meals shared on site This item has been donated by Imogen Thomas' folks. Thank you so much! 1 $545
Oven Help us make visitors feel right at home with the perpetual scent of baked goods Our Head of Impact will bake your favourite cake and share it with the first cohort of young people that attend our warehouse, telling them the famed story of your support. 1 $600
Mini Fridge For the team that work, live (and possibly sleep) in the downstairs video studio Our Digital team will commit to not sleeping at the studio - as a gesture of thanks and acknowledgement of your generosity. 1 $179
Recycle Bins Help us maintain best practice with environmental responsibility You'll be invited to our CaveWarming as a VIP guest! 9 $39
Outdoor Bistro Blind The warehouse has a big roller door entrance, which we'll keep open for the community to come and visit (but will require some weather protection...because Melbourne) You'll be invited to our CaveWarming as a VIP guest! 1 $181
KEEPING US CONNECTED
Things that will nurture our culture of care and connection so that we can take our social impact to the next level
Community Art Mural We are so excited to have an inspiring group of local artists waiting in the wings to paint a mural that makes our new home bright, creative and welcoming Make your mark! Join us for an inspiring, creative collaborative 1-day art workshop. You and our team will work with the artists to create something truly extraordinary. 2 $20,000
Coffee Machine Because lightbulb moment ideas are often waiting to be found at the bottom of a tea or coffee cup Come for a cuppa! Our CEO will be the first to take this machine for a spin, and the first cup of coffee has your name on it. 1 $500
Zoom Room With national demand for our programs increasing on the daily, this will help us connect with and support the growth of our interstate teams This item has been sponsored by the Stronger Communities Grant Program. Thank you Peter Khalil! 2 $10,000
Podcast Room Carpet Our Programs Manager has a gift when it comes to drawing incredible stories out of our podcast guests. He'll be able to do a lot more of it with a properly soundproof container Shout out! You will be honoured by our Programs Manager via a shoutout on our first podcast episode ecorded in this space. 1 $400
Books We recognise that knowledge is a privilege, and a lifelong pursuit. We're constantly learning and will always embrace the written word, so a library of inspiring titles will be a welcome addition to our home Shoutout! Our Communications Manager will read a passage from your favourite book live on social media, acknowledging your generous contribution. 100 $10
Book Shelves A cosy, safe place to keep books stored and visible for regular interaction Shoutout! Our Head of Marketing will read a passage from your favourite book live on social media, acknowledging your generous contribution. 10 $90
Indoor Plants Admittedly this one is possibly not a crucial office item but GOSH we love greenery and the clean air that it provides What's your favourite indoor plant? Our Head of Growth will plant it in your honour. There will even be a cute little picket sign next to it that thanks you for making it possible. 30 $35
Plant Partition Walls All the delights of extra greenery, but with the added practicality of being more cost-effective and less blocking than an actual wall divider You'll be invited to our CaveWarming as a VIP guest! 15 $80
Outdoor Furniture Set Meetings outside help us combat Zoom fatigue. Actual seats for this purpose will make this possible more often, and for more team members You'll be invited to our CaveWarming as a VIP guest! 1 $1,000
Basketball Hoop Conversations around mental health can be really hard. Like the young people we work with, sometimes we need a break for 'play'. It keeps our perspective in check so that we can play the long game in supporting others Let's play! You'll be invited to shoot hoops with us at our very first game (or you can heckle our CEO from the sidelines if that's more appealing) 3 $40
Couches For visitors to feel comfortable and relaxed on arrival, while we go put the kettle on Come for a cuppa! Our CEO will be the first to take the coffee machine for a spin, and the first cup of coffee has your name on it. 5 $750
Veggie Patch This is so important to us. As our Head of Community points out, tending to a social need or a team is like tending to a garden. It requires patience, care and creative thinking. (We also really love radishes) What's your favourite vegetable? Our Head of Growth will plant it in your honour. There will even be a cute little picket sign next to it that thanks you for making it possible. 3 $150
Communal Dining Table A place where magic happens. Our dream is to welcome young people, teachers, parents, board members and our team to come together over the common language of food Let us make you lunch! You'll be invited to join us for the first communal lunch that we host. 1 $2,000
Coffee Tables Drop by for a cuppa! A dedicated space for us to host guests who come by for a brief chat Come for a cuppa! Our CEO will be the first to take the coffee machine for a spin, and the first cup of coffee has your name on it. 4 $100
THE FUTURE IS TECH
Our ambitions are big, we are ready to go nation-wide. The right technology will help us go from idea to action
Monitors Making the transition from laptops to fully-equipped, more productive work stations You'll be invited to our CaveWarming as a VIP guest! 10 $195
Mouse Making the transition from laptops to fully-equipped, more productive work stations You'll be invited to our CaveWarming as a VIP guest! 20 $80
Keyboard Making the transition from laptops to fully-equipped, more productive work stations You'll be invited to our CaveWarming as a VIP guest! 20 $80
Laptop Stands To help us stay flexible and effective when working in various locations You'll be invited to our CaveWarming as a VIP guest! 20 $26
Monitor Stands Making the transition from laptops to fully-equipped, more productive work stations You'll be invited to our CaveWarming as a VIP guest! 10 $35
HDMI Cables To help us stay plugged in and powered for long-distance stretches of productivity You'll be invited to our CaveWarming as a VIP guest! 10 $7
Power Boards To help us stay plugged in and powered for long-distance stretches of productivity You'll be invited to our CaveWarming as a VIP guest! 19 $15
Extension Cables To help us stay plugged in and powered for long-distance stretches of productivity You'll be invited to our CaveWarming as a VIP guest! 10 $10
Webcam To help us professionlise our online presentations to external stakeholders You'll be invited to our CaveWarming as a VIP guest! 10 $80
Charger To help us stay plugged in and powered for long-distance stretches of productivity You'll be invited to our CaveWarming as a VIP guest! 4 $50
Adapter To help us stay plugged in and powered for long-distance stretches of productivity You'll be invited to our CaveWarming as a VIP guest! 6 $25
Sit/Stand Desk To help us work smarter and safer (and prevent lower back injuries) You'll be invited to our CaveWarming as a VIP guest! 6 $1,200
Printer + Photocopier So that our Head of Operations doesn't have to go to Officeworks everytime someone needs something printed You'll be invited to our CaveWarming as a VIP guest! 1 $2,000

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