300 Blankets is excited to announce the formation of a new relationship with STREAT. STREAT is a social enterprise with a simple mission: ‘to stop homelessness the delicious way’.
STREAT provides homeless youth with the life-skills, work experience and training they require to start a career in the hospitality industry – through their cafes, catering and coffee roasting businesses here in Melbourne. STREAT’s customers, simply by buying coffee and food, have generated over 5,000 days of training and work experience to about 200 local street youth.
An awesome initiative by STREAT is the Pay It Forward program. The Pay It Forward card is a regular loyalty card, where they reward your loyalty with a free coffee. The difference is when a customer buys 9 coffees or meals from STREAT, they give the 10th one to a disadvantaged person.
Starting in April 2014, 300 Blankets will have the Pay It Forward free coffee cards in our blankets distributed to disadvantaged people in the Melbourne CBD. This awesome arrangement will allow us to give fellow Melbournians a warm hug inside and out when they receive one of our blankets.
For more information on STREAT visit their website www.streat.com.au or just pop into one of their cafes locations!
STREAT Cafés can be found at:
– 307 Racecourse Road, Flemington
– 5 McKillop St, Melbourne
– Melbourne Central, Ground Floor, near escalators, one floor below the clock