Sunshine Cafe – A ray of hope for our Sunshine Children
By Christina Noble Children’s Foundation
A little bit of context
In 2016 we have a pretty audacious goal to double our fundraising from the previous couple of years, we have done pretty well having constructed 2 kindergartens in impoverished areas of the Mekong Delta and have sponsored nearly 300 children in Vietnam and Mongolia each year.
And we want to do more, make more of a difference!
We would like to grow our Child Sponsorship to 400 children and fundraise $200,000 through our Noble Challenges, Grants, Events and our New Noble Members campaign.
But there’s a problem
To achieve this, we need to create a pretty magic team of passionate people to make this all happen. Currently our team of staff and volunteers are at capacity. They all work really hard and try and maximise every dollar to achieve that goal but there are some things that we can’t do on our own, or get for free.
There is a reality to making this happen, we need experts and professionals, we need office space, we need technology and resources, we need chairs and tables even. This takes money and resources to do.
We are committed to having as much of all your donations and fundraising efforts reach our Sunshine Children in Vietnam and Mongolia.
So how can we grow our team, find more resources, create better and smarter ways to work without it impacting on the way we contribute to our projects in Vietnam & Mongolia?
Here’s what we’re doing about it
We had a great idea. Why not create a Social Enterprise!
A social enterprise is a business that is set up where all or part of the profits go to a social cause.
As Charity Partners for the South East Asia Festival that is being held in Melbourne on the 12-13 March we are very excited about the opportunity to launch our first Social Enterprise to support our audacious fundraising goal this year to be our biggest year yet!
Say hello to the Sunshine Cafe!
Where the profit from every cup sold at the festival will come back to the Christina Noble Children’s Foundation.
The festival is part of the iconic Melbourne Food & Wine Festival and over 15,000 people are expected to visit the SE Asia Festival in Carlton over the weekend. That is a lot of potential coffee!
We will also be providing traditional Vietnamese Iced Coffee to keep in theme with the event.
Over the two days, we expect to sell around 1500 coffees. If we can get all of our product, printing and labour donated or sponsored, that will be around $7,500 profit that will come back to CNCF. Not bad for a couple of days work.