“There’s a huge lack of understanding around homelessness” says Dan Poole, founder of Crêpes for Change; a youth-led social enterprise with the aim to eliminate youth homelessness.
“Homelessness is a symptom of deeper underlying disadvantage, including the lack of other necessities such as a loving family, inspiring teachers and mentors, support from their community and people who believe in them”.
“We’re creating a social enterprise in the form of a crêpe van, with 100% of the profits going to reduce the number of young people sleeping rough in Australia. We’re also going to be working actively to provide barista and hospitality training to at-risk young Australians to empower them to gain the skills they need to find employment. This will require a collective effort, and we’ll need to get people talking about it!”
In less than a month, the campaign has raised over $4,500 with endorsement from prominent public figures, including Deputy Leader of the Australian Greens, Adam Bandt, and former Attorney-General, Mark Dreyfus QC, MP. Charities such as the Oaktree Foundation have also publically voiced their support for the project.
Despite this initial success, the campaign still requires considerable funding before 16 February to get the project well and truly off the ground.
Supporters can benefit from a range of awards for contributing, as well as the feeling that they’re making an impact to a crippling problem in our ‘fair country’.
Crowd-funding campaign: https://chuffed.org/project/crepesforchange
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Dan is available for media interviews and to provide more information about the project:
Phone: 0439 307 529