DAY 1 of DineSmart

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150861 SSA DineSmart 2015 Social Media - Day 1 SquareToday is Day 1 of our 13th DineSmart event. Hooray!

As celebrations for the festive season gather momentum (YIKES!) around the country, we’re calling on our supporters to ‘Dine Out Help Out’ at 126 restaurants around the country and chip in a micro donation to help fund grassroots homeless projects. It’s a gentle nudge to us all at a time of year that can get a touch self indulgent.

Last year over 100,000 tables added their $2 donation and contributed to local social impact through our community grants. These grants may seem small but are vital at a time when funding to homeless services has been cut and demand increased.

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CafeSmart raises $135,612

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150985-SSA-CafeSmart-2015-Thanks-Facebook-Image-FINALThe results are in… and we drank coffee and did good!

On 7th August 491 cafes participated in CafeSmart 2015 to make it our biggest yet and huge success. Generous Cafe partners donated $1 per coffee sold on the day, supported by a list of top coffee roasters, sponsors and generous customers who also chipped in.  Last years $120,000 tally has been beaten – and $135,612 was raised on the day!  We applaud  and thank everyone who got involved, sponsored and donated, and make special mention of our top fundraisers and Award winners.

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CafeSmart Photo Comp Winners

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During CafeSmart each year we ask supporters to help raise awareness through social media. By taking a photo using our CafeSmart logo as inspiration and hash tagging it #CafeSmart supporters were entered into our photo competition. We had some awesome prizes offered up by 5Senses Coffee, Crumpler and Joco Cups.

photo comp 1stCafe BuReunion Cafe

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Silver Chef partners with StreetSmart to build DineSmart

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For 12 years StreetSmart has been partnering with businesses across the hospitality industry to bring about social change in their local communities. Over 1000 restaurants and cafes have been involved in either DineSmart or CafeSmart, raising funds to power grassroots homeless projects. If you had asked me what kind of company I would like to work with, to build our events and social impact, I couldn’t have imagined a better fit than Silver Chef.

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StreetSmart’s new website goes live!

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150341-SSA-Nav-squares-4Wow – we made it, our new website is live!  As anyone who has ever taken on a similar endeavour will tell you – it ain’t easy – and we are all a few years older than when we started!  We are very excited at what the new site brings to our work and we have many people to thank.

Reading this, it will also strike you that we are blogging for the first time. We plan to use this channel for our news and also invite guest bloggers on issues close to our heart – this could be homelessness, affordable housing,  social enterprise, hospitality, restaurants, coffee etc…. lets see where it takes us…. Read More

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Front of House All Stars Dinner 2015

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For the 7th year, as part of the 2015 Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, experience the skills of Melbourne’s favourite Front of House All Stars as they dish up an evening of top class hospitality. All proceeds are generously donated by the All Stars to StreetSmart Australia to take action against homelessness. Read More

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