One night isn't a lot, but it can make a whole lot of differenceThere are so many people who need our help, but to me the idea of not going home every night is just horrible. That's why I'm happy to help and why I love this event. I worked for quite a while at the Vinnies soup kitchen at Christies Beach, and wow it was an eye opener to see how many people came through there every night, all with their own stories.
That's why we opened Café Outside the Square on Whitmore Square in Adelaide, a purely not-for-profit venture. We help homeless people and other disadvantaged groups, by providing real-time training opportunities in all facets of hospitality operations, ie barista, kitchen, customer service etc. Our pay-it-forward philosophy also extends to our menu, so that when our customers buy our Square Meal of the day, they are then buying two meals for the homeless that night.
I also own a company called Buyologists, and we help companies save money by buying better. We help them in particular to negotiate better deals on all their significant overhead costs like say power, phones, freight, finance, print, insurance, waste, consumables, etc.. We charge only if we help them save so ours is a true win-win model.
I am fortunate to love what I do. I am also a hubby and dad and those are my favourite jobs of the lot!
So far I helped provide
Individual support programs
Funds raised over the years
John Chalmers And Alex Bune
Go Mike Go !
Mike - wonderful - all the best - Funder.
Such a heart-warming but, more importantly, effective project, Mike. Thank you.
Great work with the Cafe, awesome stuff.
Randy And Suzi
Love how you use your energy, brain and big heart, x
Good on you Micky great cause. Make sure you wrap up in your Crows scarf. Cheers Matt
Good luck Mikey Go Tigers
Love the cafe! Love your work! Go Mike!
Great work Mike with Café Outside the Square!
Burfield & Associates Chartered Accountants
Wayne & Libby Hooper/robertson
Greta work Mike
Dr Joseph Russo
Mike! So honored to be able to send along a modest sum toward your goal! This is an admirable thing you do! And sorry to be out of touch. Very busy here in the States. Will be in Adelaide 12 July through the 20th. Would love to see you for a coffee or TWO!
Great work, Mike. Keep it going.
Corrie Van Der Keyl
Well done Mike!
You are doing a great service , keep up the good work
Awesome work Mike!