Helping hand for charities
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.
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