Help­ing hand for char­i­ties

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS - An­gelique Pat­ter­son

COF­FEE Club is call­ing on not-for-profit groups to cre­ate a dis­play for a month and raise aware­ness and money at their Port Dou­glas store.

Last Oc­to­ber the Cancer Coun­cil hosted their Pink Rib­bon aware­ness month and had a dis­play in the Cof­fee Club, in­clud­ing sell­ing mer­chan­dise and com­bined with sup­port from other businesses and the com­mu­nity, they man­aged to raise $2500.

Store man­ager Sam Leo said they want to help out other groups as well, and they only have two for this year – 10 more com­mu­nity groups have the op­por­tu­nity to set up a dis­play in their store this year.

‘‘It’s part of our cam­paign Help us help you, mak­ing sure lo­cal com­mu­nity groups in the re­gion are recog­nised and are sup­ported by the lo­cal com­mu­nity,’’ he said.

‘‘We are one of the busiest cafes in town and have a lot of street view, we have a big fol­low­ing at the Cof­fee Club as well as tourists, and it’s a great way to make them aware of com­mu­nity groups and what they are all about.

‘‘There are dozens out there we don’t know about; come in and and pro­mote your club and do some fundrais­ing.’’

Along with a wall that can dis­play in­for­ma­tion, pic­tures and dec­o­ra­tions, not-for-profit groups can or­gan­ise collection tins or mer­chan­dise to sell, at the front counter – as long as it is not ‘‘ob­tru­sive’’.

‘‘You can get a cou­ple of hun­dred dol­lars in tips from the collection tins as they stay there the whole month and ev­ery third Wed­nes­day of the month we do­nate 50c per cof­fee to the char­ity group,’’ Mr Leo said.

‘‘For more in­for­ma­tion, come in and see us at the store, fill out the forms and we can lock it in for the rest of the year.’’

The­Cof­fee Club is in the Port Vil­lage cen­tre on Macrossan Street.

Pic­ture: AN­GELIQUE PAT­TER­SON

CUPPA FOR A CAUSE: Kay Pike

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.