For every coffee and cupcake sold at Alowishus Delicious today $1 will be donated to Cafesmart to support Street Smart – Action against Homelessness.
Staff will be dressed in yellow to mark the event and manager Amy Baldwin said it wasn’t the first time they’d be taking part.
“We have done it for a while,” Amy said.
“It kind of complements our pay it forward program we do where our customers can pay forward a sandwich for someone who is in need.
“We heard of it quite a fair few years ago and we thought it was really cool.”
In previous years the funds raised in Bundaberg were given to Edon Place for hygiene packs for local women who had experienced domestic violence.
Alowishus Delicious is participating for the eighth year in a row and is encouraging the community to get on board and grab a coffee or a hot drink this Friday.
This year for Café Smart Alowishus will be:
• Contributing $1 for every hot drink they sell on the day, and encouraging customers to match the donation with a dollar of their own.
• Staff will be dressing up in yellow for the day
• Delicious yellow cupcakes will be for sale and a $1 donation will be made for each one sold.
Alowishus’s social media photos have been used in much of Cafesmart’s print and online promotional material.
They even won a prize in the photo competition in 2017. You can see a sample here.
StreetSmart Australia CEO Adam Robinson said one in every 200 people in Australia were homeless.
“Most people want to do something about it, and to help people that are struggling in their own community,” Mr Robinson said.
“CafeSmart is really a grassroots movement that is giving people a vehicle to effect some change and positively impact people’s lives.”
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