Jul 27, 2009

Help a homeless teenager by giving up just one cappuccino

Help a homeless teenager by giving up just one cappuccino

The Hon Anthony Albanese MP

The Minister for Infrastructure, Transport,

Regional Development and Local Government

Leader of the House

Member for Grayndler

July 27 2009

Federal Member for Grayndler Anthony Albanese today encouraged the local community to get behind Stretch-A-Family’s (SAF) 50,000 cappuccinos appeal.

The appeal aims to raise $150,000 by asking members of the community to donate the cost of their morning coffee to SAF’s 50,000 cappuccinos appeal.

SAF is a Marrickville-based not-for-profit organisation that has been caring for homeless young people in Sydney for the past 30 years. It provides residential and foster care programs for young people aged 12-18 who cannot live with their own families.

The money raised from the appeal will allow SAF to upgrade essential infrastructure on their existing sites and also allow for the provision of more services to the teenagers in their programs.

"So many of us feel like we cannot function normally without our morning coffee, but it pales in comparison to being homeless," Mr Albanese said.

"We believe all young people deserve to grow up in a safe and nurturing environment," SAF CEO Lilian Camenzuli said.

People can donate by visiting SAFs website: www.stretchafamily.com.au

Donations are tax deductible.

Anthony with staff from Stretch-A-Family’s Stanmore house.