Cafes across the Bega Valley are coming together to tackle homelessness.
On Friday, August 5, more than eight different cafes from Eden to Bega, including three in Merimbula and two in Pambula, will be donating one dollar from every coffee sold to the Reaching Out Foundation as part of the national charity CafeSmart.
Merimbula resident Danielle Collins was in Sydney last year when she first heard of CafeSmart and decided to bring it to the Far South Coast.
With the help of Reaching Out Foundation chairman Ross Williams, Ms Collins approached cafes up and down the coast and inland through to Nimmitabel in an effort to get them involved.
Its a simple idea but it has the potential to raise a lot of money for our local soup kitchens, she said.
Local cafes involved in CafeSmart include the Waterfront Cafe, Poppys, Club Sapphire, Wild Ryes and the Toucan Cafe.
It is not too late for other cafes to join CafeSmart, simply call Danielle Collins on 0428 954 010.
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