ON FRIDAY a Tamworth cafe was paving the way to provide others with a better future, one coffee at a time.
Gemocha, joined forces with Cafe Smart – an organisation aimed at fighting homelessness by encouraging cafe communities to take part.
For every coffee sold at the business, $1 was donated to support homeless services in the local area. It’s not the first time Gemocha owner Trudi Martin has taken part in the event.
On last year’s fundraiser day the money raised by Gemocha helped Tamworth Family Support Service produce some resources, which indirectly led to 40 homeless people being housed in private rental accommodation in the area. Ms Martin said she was pleased to be back on board for the cause again this year.
“It’s amazing to think that what we did last year was able to help so many people in Tamworth,” she said.
“It was absolutely incredible from a small amount of money being raised on the one day and it makes you wonder what might be possible and for that reason alone we felt we really had to support Cafe Smart again.”
Ms Martin said it was also good to see the money spent locally and the cafe was currently the only one in Tamworth taking part.
“It’s not just the people that you would normally think about – the man walking the street - there’s a lot of women and children who are homeless as well, and it’s very important that they have somewhere they can go when they need help,” she said.