The results are in, and we’re proud to announce that the 2017 Coffee Break campaign resulted in $37,814 being donated to AnglicareSA.
The campaign encouraged South Australians to “take a coffee break” at OTR from September 23 – 29, 2017 to help raise much needed funds for our emergency assistance homelessness services.
The money raised will help provide:
• Meals to 721 people for 12 weeks
• Set of new socks and underwear to 267 people
• Blankets to 568 people sleeping rough next winter
• Vital medication to 353 people battling health issues
AnglicareSA CEO Peter Sandeman said that this money will make a big difference.
“Homelessness is a major driver of the work that AnglicareSA does across its services and programs,” said Peter.
“It’s a growing problem in Adelaide where we have seen a 44 percent increase in the number of people sleeping rough in the past year alone.”
OTR Chief Operating Officer Peter Piliouras said the Coffee Break initiative gave everyone the opportunity to support the vital work of AnglicareSA.
“The homelessness services provided by AnglicareSA are relied on by thousands of South Australians,” said Mr Piliouras.
“It is important to OTR that we support our community and encourage others to do the same.”