Get your coffee fix and help the Red Cross
RED CROSS volunteers are on the march this March, conducting the Red Cross Calling doorknock appeal in an attempt to raise $9 million nationally to fund community services in Australia and overseas.
In NSW alone, 40,000 volunteers will aim to raise $2.1 million.
Individuals and businesses are encouraged to support the campaign, as the Coffee Club in Lismore Square has done.
The Australian Red Cross is launching the Red Cross Calling campaign tomorrow at the Coffee Club, Lismore Square.
Coffee Club manager John Kenny has pledged to donate to the appeal 50 cents from every coffee sold tomorrow, 'whether a cup or a mug, a latte or a cappuccino'.
With an average Saturday bringing in between 300-400 customers, Mr Kenny is hoping to raise at least $200 for the appeal.
"And if it's below a certain amount we'll chip in and beef it up," he said yesterday.
The Coffee Club has been involved with previous Red Cross promotions, including sponsoring a golf day last year.
Mr Kenny said caffeine addicts can kill two birds with one stone tomorrow ? getting their fix while 'making a donation to a worthy cause'.
More than 150,000 volunteers will knock on doors around Australia.
You also can make an online donation at www.redcross.org.au or call the Red Cross to see how you can be involved as a volunteer.