CafeSmart is an initiative run by StreetSmart back in August whereby cafes donate $1 from every coffee sold on a specific day. The tag line being – Drink Coffee. Do Good. OrderMate was proud to be one of the corporate sponsors of CafeSmart along with Broadsheet, CSR Sugar, La Marzocco, JOCO Lux and Vitasoy.
Last week StreetSmart announced the grants made with proceeds from CafeSmart 2015. 132 projects were funded with $151,800. To make this happen 530+ small businesses and 100,000+ of their customers were involved during Homeless Prevention Week. That collective action made it happen.
In addition, there were a number of cafes who went above and beyond their last years donation and rose to the top of the Beat your Best campaign which is an initiative we have been involved in for the past two years. StreetSmart have just done the calculations regarding café donations and Pioneer Coffee are this years ‘Beat Your Best’ winners. Pioneer’s donation jumped by 320% from 2014 to 2015. With the funds raised and other Sunshine Coast donations StreetSmart were able to support the great work of Sunny Kids a local women’s service who provide accommodation and services to women’s fleeing domestic violence. We will be giving Dan Kunde and his crew from Pioneer a $100 Good Food Guide Voucher.
For those interested in reading more about the CafeSmart initiative go to: http://streetsmartaustralia.org/cafesmart/