With the support of our amazing community, including 265 registrants and 1426 sponsors, we have raised $141,817.00!
Thank you to all who have contributed into making a significant difference in the lives of others!
At Soul Cafe, we aim to simplify the complexity of life for our city's most marginalised and disadvantaged; we call them 'our guests'. We serve hundreds of meals each week and offer as much assistance as we can to the vulnerable folk in our community.
The meals we provide are an avenue to connect cafe guests with other support services including drug,alcohol and substance abuse group-based programs, accommodation links, Centrelink referral, mental health counselling, refuge referral, haircuts, legal services and access to free doctors, podiatry, chiropractic and audiology clinics ... and much more!
Together, with 150+ volunteers giving in excess of 380 hours each week, we are able to make Soul Cafe happen. With the support of our community, Soul Cafe has become a safe haven of hope and help.
SLEEPOUT FOR SOUL is our annual fundraiser. We are a grass roots, non-government funded, local charity. With the funds raised from our sleepout, we are enabled to offer this vital service to the community!
In 2017, 167 participants raised an incredible $125,000 for Soul Cafe. It was a great night of community connection and engagement raising awareness of homelessness in Newcastle.
In 2018, 300 participants raised an over $150,000 for Soul Cafe. This has helped us with a number of things, including the addition of an extra recovery room space and the training of three more facilitators, expanding these areas of support. The funding also enables the addition of a laundry service, as well as future proofing our 2018 operations!
In 2019, 265 participants raised $141,817. These funds will ensure our operations into 2020 enabling us to work with and support some of our city's most vulnerable folk.
Every dollar of the funds raised will hit the coal face of the increasing need in our city. With the support of our community, we continue to make a difference in the lives of others! Thank you!
We invite you to join with us to raise support and participate in next year's sleepout. REGISTER YOUR INTEREST IN OUR 2020 EVENT TODAY!