Drink coffee. Do good.

THIS week, you won’t need an excuse to fill up on the caffeine.

Two of Ballarat’s prized cafes will be participating in the 2016 CafeSmart initiative, uniting the community in a bid to help raise funds for local homeless services.

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Webster’s Market and Cafe and Little Bird are asking their loyal coffee drinkers to pay them a visit on Friday, with every $1 per coffee sold going towards the fight against homelessness.

Webster’s co-owner Jane Meneses Lopez said CafeSmart was a great way to rally the entire community together for a good cause.

“We wanted to do something which allowed everyone to feel involved,” Ms Lopez said.

“This seemed like a good way for the Ballarat community to benefit and for everyone to feel as though they’ve contributed towards something good.”

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This will be the second time Little Bird is taking part in the initiative.

The cafe’s co-owner Sue Anderson said they would match every $1 with another dollar and would also have a raffle to raise more money for the initiative.

Last year, the project raised more than $135,000 for homeless services across the country.

The CafeSmart project will be taking place on August 5 in participating cafes around Australia. For more information, visit streetsmartaustralia.org/cafesmart



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