Roots of Change is a storytelling platform dedicated to the Alumni community of The Funding Network Australia. Here we share their stories of ingenuity, courage, determination, spirit, growth and the impact these grassroots organisations have had, as a direct result of funds and support received from The Funding Network community.

Coffee Cart Changing Lives (Crêpes For Change)

Coffee Cart Changing Lives (Crêpes For Change)

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A social enterprise providing a truly Melbourne-class coffee experience with all profits going towards eliminating youth homelessness. 

Over 44,000 young people currently experience homelessness in Australia. When two Melbourne brothers heard that shocking statistic they decided to do something about it. The Coffee Cart Changing Lives is a social enterprise built on a simple premise; leveraging the power of caffeine to eliminate youth homelessness. They operate a mobile coffee catering service, as well as a fleet of permanent coffee carts around Melbourne that focus on providing employment and training opportunities to young people experiencing homelessness.


2018 Pitch

Funds raised: $24,411

The Coffee Cart Changing Lives pitched at TFN Melbourne in February 2018 to raise enough money to purchase another two coffee carts. Each coffee cart provides paid work opportunities for one hundred at risk youth facing homelessness. By working with the Coffee Cart Changing Lives, the young people embark on a pathway to employment and breaking the cycle of youth homelessness.


Learn more about Coffee Cart Changing Lives.

facebook.com/thecoffeecartchanginglives/

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