Dine Out and Help out… a Christmas initiative with the blessings of Stephen FryNovember 11, 2010
Between now and Christmas 2010 Street Smart Australia are running a ‘Dine Out, Help Out’ campaign with hundreds of participating restaurants around Australia. A small donation added on to your bill goes directly to projects to help combat homelessness in Australia, constructively.
It’s an easy way to spread some Christmas cheer to those least likely to have much of their own.
At the very least, check out the Streetsmart Australia website and see what you think of their campaigns and projects. We are living in a time when we can’t expect our Government to assist the poor, and certainly not to effectively address the social and economic issues that leave people homeless. As sad as that is. This is one way of looking at solutions, and worth at least your consideration if not your support this Christmas.
**I would like to stress that this blog has no involvement with Streetsmart Australia, but certainly endorses conscious Christmas spending :)**
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