Community-minded Banjo’s Bakery gives back with fundraising initiative for The Daniel Morcombe Foundation
Community-minded franchisees are stepping up to help out Aussies doing it tough. Banjo’s Bakery Café recently handed over a $8,479.50 cheque to Sunshine Coast local charity, Daniel Morcombe Foundation.
Throughout October, Banjo’s partnered with the Daniel Morcombe Foundation to encourage conversations with children and young people about personal and online safety – donating 50 cents from the sale of every large coffee throughout the month.
Nearly 17,000 large coffees were sold across the ten Queensland stores, contributing towards building a future where all children and young people are provided with education, protection, and support to be safe from abuse and risk of harm.
Banjo’s Bakery Café CEO and managing director Jessica Saxby said “Staying connected to the community is a core element of Banjo’s ethos and we are committed to giving back to charities and local community causes.
“As a family-first business, we couldn’t be prouder to support The Daniel Morcombe Foundation given the incredible work they do across the country to educate children and young people about child safety.”
Banjo’s Bakery Café Sippy Downs franchisee Shannon Davis was bowled over by the positive community sentiment around the fundraising.
“Everyday people would take the option to upsize when they knew a portion of the cost was going towards a cause based out of Queensland, and just around the corner of our Sippy Downs store. It’s nice to know that its not just our delicious products and coffee that makes people feel good – it’s also what we do to help others.”
The family-owned Banjo’s Bakery Cafe business is headquartered in Tasmania, and from its island base has built a network of 40+ stores around Australia, from Adelaide’s Glenelg to Glendale (New South Wales) and as far north as Cairns’ suburb Edmonton.