When we met Kerrie who founded and runs Hope Café, and were overwhelmed with her passion and drive for her project. Hope Café is an amazing initiative and has proved extremely successful in fulfilling its aims.
Hope Café has a number of objectives- to provide a safe space for refugees to sit, relax and talk, to provide support for vulnerable refugees, to provide a number of workshops to help enrich the lives of people visiting, to offer aid with a free clothing shop and food parcels for refugees and it also helps to connect refugees and families with the local community.
With your support, we have funded equipment to enable the kitchen in Hope Café to offer hot food. We have also provided funding to enable Hope Café to rent a building next door to it which will allow a separate space to focus on the distribution of aid (food, clothing, baby items etc), so the café area can become more of a café style space. We regularly fund various consignments of aid for distribution from Hope.