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CafeSmart 2015 funds 132 Community Projects

By CafeSmart, StreetSmart News

151125-SSA-Cafesmart-132-Community-Grant¹s-2015----facebook-post-yellow_D1On August 7th, 491 cafes, 27 coffee roasters and thousands of coffee drinkers helped raise $135,612 to fund local grassroots homeless projects.  For every coffee sold, cafes donated $1, coffee roasters supplied beans and customers chipped in.

Across Australia, coffee heads came together to effect change in their local communities.  100% of the funds raised by CafeSmart combined with other funds raised by StreetSmart have now been allocated through 132 Community Grants totaling $151,800.  Grants target helping people who are homeless or at risk in communities where cafes have raised the funds.

Adam Robinson CEO of StreetSmart Australia said “Having over 500 small businesses involved and engaged during National Homeless Prevention Week, not only raised vital funds but also created great awareness around the issue of homelessness and what people can do to help.  Yet again the coffee industry has shown how generous and community minded they are.  The funding raised goes to some of our smallest, yet vital, community groups and not for profits, who have seen funding stripped out of the sector.”

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DAY 1 of DineSmart

By DineSmart, StreetSmart News

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

By CafeSmart, StreetSmart News

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

By CafeSmart

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

By DineSmart

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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