Streetsmart 2014: We raised $120,263
On 8th August this year Cup From Above joined in, for the 3rd year now, fundraising for Streetsmart. $1 from each coffee sold on the day went to Streetsmart to fund grassroots projects helping homeless people throughout Australia.
Here is an excerpt from their website about the fundraiser…
What an amazing day the August 8th turned out to be. Across Australia, coffee heads came together to fundraise for their local communities with 410 cafes, 18 coffee roasters and thousands of coffee drinkers working together to raise a record breaking $120,263 (up from $83,950 in 2013 ) to fund local grassroots homeless projects. For every coffee sold on the day, cafes donated $1 and coffee roasters helped out supplying beans. It all came together for 2014 with terrific support from our main sponsor Vitasoy, our media supporters including Broadsheet, Beanscene, GRAM, YELP, Beanhunter, The Weekend Edition, and with a great new logo and collateral produced by Clear Design and PR support from Stellar Concepts.
Adam Robinson CEO of StreetSmart Australia said “We can’t thank the cafés, roasters, supporters and sponsors enough for making CaféSmart such a great annual event, and a fundraising success. Having over 400 small businesses involved during National Homeless Persons Week, creating a huge buzz on social media, and getting involved and fundraising was great to see. Yet again the hospitality sector, and in particular the coffee industry, has shown just how generous and community minded they are.”
100% of the tally will now go back to the community to fund smaller charities and organizations who often don’t have the resources to fundraise themselves. StreetSmart will now distribute the funds raised locally, to provide emergency aid including food and shelter, as well as projects that promote social inclusion, empowerment and sustainable change for some of our most disadvantaged neighbours.
Streetsmart 2013: We raised $83,950!
Cup From Above was part of a team of 267 cafes that collectively raised $83,950 to help the homeless people of Australia! A huge thanks to the CFA community for helping make this happen.
Fundraising for Streetsmart 2013!
Cup From Above is proud to once again be fundraising for Streetsmart. We supported them last year and from all cafes involved raised $69,412 to help the homeless. When you pop into Cup From Above on Friday June 7th and buy your favourite brew you can savour it even more knowing you are raising funds to help needy local charities.
For every coffee sold, Cup From Above will donate $1.00 to CafeSmart, an initiative of national grassroots organisation StreetSmart, which helps raise funds to tackle homelessness in local communities.
This is the third year that CafeSmart will UNITE cafes, coffee roasters, and coffee drinkers for a common local cause. In 2012, 232 cafes across Australia raised $74,477 in one day to assist 56 local
As you all know we are very passionate about supporting people in need in our community and this is a great initiative.
As StreetSmart CEO, Adam Robinson points out, grabbing a coffee and helping the homeless is something we can all do. “The support we have from these small businesses is fantastic. Cafes around the country have come together for a national day of action with a very local outcome. So on 7th June make a special effort to visit a participating café and enjoy your favourite brew or maybe 2.”
Information about CafeSmart and other participating cafes can be found at www.streetsmartaustralia.org