a group of people or groups who have joined together for a common purpose.
Sacred Heart Mission is calling on cafés and coffee drinkers to band together over a cup of coffee and give back to community members experiencing homelessness and disadvantage. The Coffee Coalition is asking cafés to donate just five cents from the sale of each coffee to help run the many services Sacred Heart Mission provides. This is a great way for cafes to engage with their customers on a different level. With the motto “Feel Good Twice”, not only will customers enjoy a coffee, but they will feel like they are joining forces with their local cafe to give back to the community. The concept for the Coffee Coalition arose from the generosity of St Kilda café owners Matthew and Arwen Tuck who own and operate Dr Jekyll. Five cents per coffee is not a lot, but it does all add up, collectively it will make a huge difference for people who are homeless and disadvantaged.
BENEFITS OF JOINING THE COFFEE COALITION • it’s a meaningful way for cafés, staff and customers to connect and support people in their local community. • it will attract new customers interested in engaging with businesses that are socially minded. • c afés will be promoted on our website which will include a map so customers can easily find you. • c afés will benefit from dedicated social media exposure to our audience of nearly 30,000 people. • cafés will receive discount tickets to Sacred Heart Mission’s Heart of St Kilda Concert. • s taff from participating cafés will be invited to undertake a guided tour of the Sacred Heart Mission dining hall and services. • S acred Heart Mission will provide participating cafés with marketing material including posters, a window image that identifies you as a coalition partner, an A5 portrait stand for your counter and a card that can be slipped inside a menu or left on a customer’s table. • all donations are tax deductible.
SACRED HEART MISSION WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO
In 1982 Parish Priest Father Ernie Smith opened his door and shared a meal with a man who was homeless. It was this first act of generosity which led to the formation of Sacred Heart Mission providing the basic necessities of life - food, clothing, emergency relief, accommodation and companionship to those in need. Within a year Father Ernie and a small team of St Kilda community members were serving more than 70 meals from the dining hall each day. Today, the dining hall continues to be the heart of the Mission and provides breakfast and lunch every day of the year for hundreds of people in need.
OUR SERVICES Sacred Heart Mission is at 87 Grey Street St Kilda. Our services include: • a dining hall that serves 400 free meals every day and is a welcoming point for people to socialise, speak to a support worker, and access shower and laundry facilities. • a ssistance to obtain accommodation and Centrelink benefits. • a clinic that provides a range of health and complimentary therapies including counselling, optometry, naturopathy, podiatry, hairdressing, and dental checks. • access to an on-site GP and nurse. • accommodation and homecare services. • specialist psychiatric, drug and alcohol services. • a Kick Start program that offers a mix of activities (football, yoga, swimming) and personal support to improve people’s health and wellbeing. • a women’s only drop in centre. • women’s crisis accommodation.
FOR AS LITTLE AS 5 CENTS PER COFFEE, YOUR CONTRIBUTION CAN MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE TO THOSE IN NEED • $ 3.80 is enough to provide a three course meal for someone who is experiencing homelessness or disadvantage. • $38 provides lunch in the dining hall for ten people. • $ 225 will provide a day’s worth of meat or fish for the dining hall.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO JOIN THE COFFEE COALITION, OR WOULD LIKE MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE PHONE (03) 8534 4127 OR EMAIL FUNDRAISINGCOMMS@SACREDHEARTMISSION.ORG