We’re officially halfway through The Common Social Campaign and we’ve come so far… but there’s still a long way to go.
We want to thank all the businesses and individuals that have supported us up until this point. You guys have all brought us one step closer to making this dream a reality – a dream where migrant and refugee youth unemployment is a thing of the past.
We thought we’d also let you know how the campaign is going. We have reached almost 30% of our goal of $25,000, with total donations currently sitting at $8,065 – an awesome feat for the foundation.
The Common Social is so much more than a money making venture. The cafe will create independence, sustainability, growth and long-term impacts for the refugee and migrant children and youth we support. It will not only prepare youth for the workforce, the profits The Common Social generates will also ensure all the programs of RMCC will continue to make a life changing impact. With every $50 that we raise, we can generate enough money and resources to support one child in our programs indefinitely. So $8,000 is certainly a good start.
The Common Social will provide hands-on hospitality training, work experience, guidance and employment opportunities to over 50 refugees, asylum seeker and migrant youth each year. It will also facilitate networking and mentoring opportunities with industry professionals.
This initiative is a long-lasting investment that will change people's lives from the ages of five all the way up until adulthood. Unfortunately, we do need significant funding to get this project off the ground.
We’ve gained some excellent press and exposure in our first few weeks. Our lovely CEO, Alice Wojcik, was featured in an article for the Maribyrnong and Hobsons Bay Star Weekly and we heard her on air with the Thinker Girls live on KIIS FM! We also took part in Victoria University's O-Week events, with a stall set up to let local students know about the campaign.
While we are celebrating our wonderful achievements so far, our work is far from over. We encourage you to spread the news with your family and friends and invite them to donate. The Common Social Café still needs more support and you have the power to make that happen!
Share the campaign on your social media by linking to our crowdfunding page and let people know about this life-changing project!
Thank you again for all that you have done so far. Your kindness will never be forgotten and you will always be a part of the Common Social Café.