For one day of the year, registered cafes across Australia donate $1 AUD from every coffee sold to the non-profit organisation CAFESMART. CAFESMART encourages coffee drinkers to visit participating cafes and ‘drink coffee do good’. In 2014, 415 cafes and 20 roasters raised $120,000 to fund 91 community projects. A sensational achievement by the biggest cafe based fundraiser held annually across the nation.
CAFESMART is an initiative of STREETSMART, and aims to support local, grass roots, community projects helping people experiencing homelessness or those at risk. STREETSMART chooses to support the smaller, lesser known organisations. The ones that struggle with a lack of resources to access the bigger networks for grants and funding. The local projects are wide and varied and provide critical services for all people, big and small, at need. 100% of the funds raised in your community on CAFESMART day, stays in your community. This is unique to CAFESMART.
JOCO is a happy supporter of CAFESMART 2015. We applaud their tireless efforts to help. If you serve coffee, we encourage you to sign up and join the coffee industry for a day of positive action. CAFESMART is a united gathering of roasters, coffee makers and drinkers. Ask your roaster if they are registered for CAFSEMART and you will receive your coffee beans as a donation for the day.
In 2015, CAFESMART will take place on Friday August 7. Save the date and join us for a day of helping those who need it most. Sign up via the CAFESMART SIGN UP PAGE. Drink coffee do good.