Anglicare SA

Have Coffee at the Beach to Help Those in Need this Christmas Day

Enjoying a Christmas morning coffee on the beach will go a long way to helping those less fortunate, thanks to the generosity of a Henley Beach business.

Staff at Joe’s Kiosk, Henley Beach, will donate their time on Christmas Day to make take away coffees for beach goers and raise money for those in need.

Joe’s Kiosk will be open from 7am to 11am on Christmas Day serving take away coffee, with all proceeds going to AnglicareSA.

AnglicareSA CEO Peter Sandeman said the partnership with Joe’s Kiosk came about when the owner and staff of the Kiosk approached the Anglican Parish of Henley and Grange to find a way they could help the local community.

“For staff to voluntarily give up their Christmas morning and their pay to serve others is a truly generous way to celebrate Christmas,” he said.

“We are very grateful for their generosity.  Money raised on the day will go to AnglicareSA’s emergency assistance programs to provide support for those in financial hardship.”

“The demand on our services continues to be high as people struggle to find enough money to cover the basics in life. Families need to make choices: do they pay the electricity bill, or register the car, or buy shoes for the children, or keep food in the pantry?”

Across South Australia AnglicareSA’s Emergency Assistance programs have assisted more than 8,000 households on 13,000 occasions in the past year.

AnglicareSA’s five metropolitan and three regional emergency assistance sites offer fresh fruit and vegetables, bread, frozen and chilled foods, pantry items, clothing assistance, medical support, housing advice and financial counselling services, and connect clients with other services they may require.

“I encourage everyone heading to the beach for Christmas morning to treat themselves to a coffee at Joe’s kiosk and help make a difference in the lives of people who need it most,” Peter said.