CHANGING LIVES ONE SIP AT A TIME
Gloria Jean's Coffees' guests. team members and Franchise Partners have raised over $2 million to help build and change lives, since 2009. These funds have been raised through various campaigns, events and the amazing commitment of our guests and partners across Australia.
Cappuccino for a Cause – helping Australian children with special needs
Cappuccino for a Cause is our major fundraising initiative spearheaded by With Heart and has been running for nine years. In the last four years alone, Cappuccino for a Cause has raised over $650,000 for charities such as the Children’s Hospital Foundation Australia and Variety – the Children’s Charity.
Throughout the month of October we raise funds through merchandise and food sales and donation box collections. The campaign culminates in our Cappuccino for a Cause two-day event, where we donate 50 cents from every cappuccino sold to our partnering charity.
With Heart and Variety - the children’s charity
Since 2011, With Heart has partnered with Variety - The children’s charity, raising more than half a million dollars for some of Australia’s most deserving children. The money raised from Cappuccino for a Cause has given hundreds of Variety children the opportunity to enjoy what many take for granted – mobility, freedom and independence.
The money raised to date has gone towards the awarding of scholarships for well-deserving children in the areas of music, art, sport and dance. The donation of six Sunshine Coaches, four Liberty Swings, a number of specialised equipment for children in need. The new coaches are used to transport children to school and community events.
Variety - the Children’s Charity, is a national not-for-profit organisation that seeks to empower children who are sick, disadvantaged or who have special needs.
Variety shares our strong belief in people, building and changing lives. In the same way that each cup of coffee brings a moment of joy and happiness to our guests, so too, Variety brings joy to thousands of special Australian children in need.
With Heart Local – helping local Australian communities
Gloria Jean’s Coffees is committed to helping local communities. In 2012 and 2013, we set aside two months of each year to support local children, families, schools and communities across Australia and raised over $170,000! Each coffee house nominated a charity from their community and raises funds through various events, initiatives and community engagement. In 2013 we raised funds for over 80 charities in Australia, which include:
ActionAid Leukaemia Foundation
Amelia McGuiness Foundation Lions Club of Ellenbrook
Anti-Cancer Foundation Luke Priddis Foundation
Asssitance Dogs Australia Make-A-Wish Foundation
Autism Spectrum Australia Mater Children's Hospital - Brisbane
Autism QLD Miracle Babies
Bear Cottage Mission Australia
Birthing Unit - Caboolture Hospital National Breast Cancer Foundation
Blind Institute Newcastle Middle School
Brave Hearts Otis Foundation
Brotherhood of St Lawrence Ovarian Cancer Australia
Camp Quality Parkinson's NSW
Cancer Council ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA & VIC Pink Finss Charity
Central Coast Kids in Need Pink Ribbon
Children's Health Foundation Plan International Australia
Cystic Fibrosis South Australia Prince of Wales Hospital Foundation
Cottage by the Sea Princess Margaret Hospital
Cri Du Chat Society Red Cross
Diabetes WA Red Kite
Donate Life Regional Food Bank Mount Gambier
Disabled Surfer Association Rural Fire Service
'Dragon's Abreast' Bribie Island Salvation Army
Epilepsy Foundation SDN Children's Services
Father Riley- Youth Off the Streets Second Bite
Gastro-Intestinal Cancer Institute SouthWest Hospital Emergency
Geelong Hospital - Children's Ward Special Olympics
Good Friday Appeal St Vincent De Paul
Guide Dogs NSW/ACT Starlight Foundation
Guide Dogs Victoria Surf Life Saving Queensland
Guide Dogs for the Blind The Children's Hospital at Westmead
Heartfelt Hope Tuncurry The Prostate Cancer Foundation
Heart Foundation The Sydney Children's Hospital
Helpsarah.org Transplant Australia
Illawarra Cancer Cares Traralgon Base Hospital
Kempsey/Macleay Home Start Variety - the Children's Charity
Kids Cancer Research Trust Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service
Kids Helpline Wollongong Hospital - Children's Ward
Kidzwish Foundation Williamstown High School
Kids with Cancer Foundation Youngcare
During Winter of 2013, we partnered with the Salvation Army during their Red Shield Appeal and dedicated all funds raised from our donation boxes to go towards helping the homeless through the Salvation Army's established homelessness programs. $30,000 was raised towards this worthy cause.
Helping children at Christmas
Each year we seek to make Christmas special for children in need. We know that for some children, Christmas is a time of missing out. They do not know the delight of presents under a tree or playing with new toys. In partnership with our guests, we help bring the joy of Christmas through dedicating the funds raised in our donation boxes nationwide towards helping children in need, here in Australia and also in developing nations.
In 2011 and 2012, we donated $20,000 each year towards Variety Christmas Parties held across Australia, giving more than 20,000 children a Christmas to remember with a special gift from Santa, and an exciting day of activities, rides, face-painting, food and entertainment. We also assisted by providing our coffee carts, serving free coffee by our support office team to parents, teachers, guardians and volunteers.
In 2013, we provide coffee carts at the Variety Christmas Party held at the Sydney Exhibition Centre, manned by our faithful support office team serving free cappuccinos, lattes and hot chocolates to 5000 guests!
Charity Golf Days – helping Special Olympics Australia
Special Olympics Australia is a not-for-profit organisation that inspires people with an intellectual disability to reach their personal best through sport and competition.
From 2011 to 2013, we have been proud to partner with Special Olympics Australia to help change the lives of people with an intellectual disability and have raised in excess of $120,000.
Helping children living in poverty
As a global company with a presence in over 40 nations, we believe it is our duty to reach beyond the shores of Australia and give back to nations where we source our coffee. Since 2004 (prior to With Heart being founded in 2009), Gloria Jean's Coffees commenced sponsorship of children living in developing nations through our partnership with Compassion Australia. Our sponsorship provided children living in India and Brazil with nutritious food, education, healthcare and ongoing support and care. We have also supported community projects helping indigenous Australian children, an orphanage in Kampala Uganda, a child survival program in India, street children living in the slums of Mumbai India and a community water station in the Philippines. Over the past 10 years we have helped over 1000 children be released from poverty through our charity partnerships with Compassion Australia, Opportunity International and Vision Rescue.
THANK YOU, BY BEING A GUEST OF GLORIA JEAN'S COFFEES AND SUPPORTING WITH HEART, YOU ARE HELPING TO BUILD AND CHANGE LIVES, ONE SIP AT A TIME.