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Pambula coffee shop raising money for housing crisis fund this Christmas morning

December 20, 2023 7:55 am in by

Wild Ryes Coffee Roasters in Pambula are bringing Christmas cheer this festive season, selling your morning cups of coffee for a great cause.

They will be opening for a Christmas morning sale with all proceeds from the morning going towards Social Justice Advocates (SJA) housing crisis fund – in order to support those struggling with the housing crisis.

SJA Member Kate Liston-Mills detailing the inspiration behind the event.

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“We thought people could get caffeinated at their local and they could also do something for the community around them.

“A couple of us wanted to see the community a bit more on Christmas Day and to do something for the community”

Liston-Mills says the housing crisis is an important issue to raise awareness and money for.

“The housing crisis is obviously a national crisis but I think it’s particularly bad down here in the Bega Valley Shire because we’ve had more natural disasters than most and a lot of people have lost homes.

“It’s becoming particularly difficult to find housing at the moment and so more and more people are badly affected.

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“The SJA have been at a grassroots level buying these movable tiny homes, and also caravans so people can get safe, dry housing – and they work through the generosity of the community.

“Wild Ryes does so much for the community and they’re behind us all the way”

Among the hustle and bustle of Christmas, an act like this provides a timely reminder about what the festive season is all about.

“I think in this very consumerist culture we kind of miss the point of what Christmas is about which is connecting with other people and being with each other.

“I think that’s what this whole act is, just showing our community that we are all in this together and we care – and we can do something great”

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