During Homelessness Week (1-7 August) UC Invest provided funding to Hang it up for Poverty (HIUFP), for a unique fundraising event; the inaugural Adelaide Tea Break.
Throughout the week the Hang it up for Poverty team partnered with Central Market Kitchen, EcoCaddy and Spring Gully Foods to create and deliver over 300 scrumptious morning and afternoon teas to city businesses in exchange for cash donations to support SA's Homeless.
The aim was to raise awareness and understanding of homelessness whilst also creating a simple way for people in the city to give back.
Central Market Kitchen helped cook all the treats, the condiments were provided by Spring Gully Foods and the team at EcoCaddy kindly acted as a delivery service for the week.
Homelessness Week is a national event aimed at increasing support for people experiencing homelessness in Australia.
In South Australia alone there are currently almost 6,000 homeless people. HIUFP Campaign Manager Alice MacFarlane says "by joining together as a community we are saying, that's not good enough – we want to be part of the change".
UC Invest is proud to have donated to this fantastic event. We are pleased to announce that the event raised over $6,000, every dollar of which will be going to support UnitingCare's important work helping people who are experiencing homelessness.
It just goes to show that even through a simple act, such as coming together with fellow coworkers to have tea and a scone, you can make a difference.