Sunshine Cafe - A ray of hope for our Sunshine Children

By Christina Noble Children's Foundation

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A little bit of context

In 2016 we have a pretty audacious goal to double our fundraising from the previous couple of years, we have done pretty well having constructed 2 kindergartens in impoverished areas of the Mekong Delta and have sponsored nearly 300 children in Vietnam and Mongolia each year.

And we want to do more, make more of a difference!

We would like to grow our Child Sponsorship to 400 children and fundraise $200,000 through our Noble Challenges, Grants, Events and our New Noble Members campaign.

But there’s a problem

To achieve this, we need to create a pretty magic team of passionate people to make this all happen. Currently our team of staff and volunteers are at capacity. They all work really hard and try and maximise every dollar to achieve that goal but there are some things that we can't do on our own, or get for free.

There is a reality to making this happen, we need experts and professionals, we need office space, we need technology and resources, we need chairs and tables even. This takes money and resources to do.

We are committed to having as much of all your donations and fundraising efforts reach our Sunshine Children in Vietnam and Mongolia.

So how can we grow our team, find more resources, create better and smarter ways to work without it impacting on the way we contribute to our projects in Vietnam & Mongolia?

Here’s what we’re doing about it

We had a great idea. Why not create a Social Enterprise!

A social enterprise is a business that is set up where all or part of the profits go to a social cause.

As Charity Partners for the South East Asia Festival that is being held in Melbourne on the 12-13 March we are very excited about the opportunity to launch our first Social Enterprise to support our audacious fundraising goal this year to be our biggest year yet!

Say hello to the Sunshine Cafe!

Where the profit from every cup sold at the festival will come back to the Christina Noble Children's Foundation.

The festival is part of the iconic Melbourne Food & Wine Festival and over 15,000 people are expected to visit the SE Asia Festival in Carlton over the weekend. That is a lot of potential coffee!

We will also be providing traditional Vietnamese Iced Coffee to keep in theme with the event.

Over the two days, we expect to sell around 1500 coffees. If we can get all of our product, printing and labour donated or sponsored, that will be around $7,500 profit that will come back to CNCF. Not bad for a couple of days work.

You can join us

Thanks to the generosity of La Marzocco we have a professional coffee machine at our disposal to use on the day completely free of charge which is a great start.

There is whole range of other things that we will need to kick this enterprise off including the obvious coffee, milk, cups, sugar etc. We will also need the essentials of signage, branding, banners and printing so people know what we are all about.

We are looking for sponsors for our new enterprise, it could be in providing the actual goods free of charge, or sponsoring us to purchase them where we have to.

The more sponsorship we get, the more profits we make, the more money we can raise to create our magic new team.

There are a number of sponsorship levels available starting from as low as $25 so something for everyone.

We also have two major sponsorship packages included which will give you branding opportunities at the event.

And here’s some amazing perks for supporting us that you can’t live without

Of course all sponsors will have our complete love and adoration for kickstarting our first Social Enterprise.

For Sponsors over $500 you will get recognition on our website and social media.

For sponsors over $1,000 you will have key sponsorship signage at the event, on our website and lots of call outs on social media as well as our undying love and gratitude :)

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