COMMUNITY | Staff Reporter, Australia

Jamaica Blue kick starts Beacon Foundation Fundraising Initiative

Fundraising activity will commence in all Jamaica Blue cafés from 30th October.

Jamaica Blue officially launched its fundraising program for charity partner, Beacon Foundation, during a breakfast event at its flagship cafe at the Entertainment Quarter.

Serge Infanti, managing director of parent company Foodco, said that Jamaica Blue is passionate about supporting Beacon Foundation in their mission to help young people successfully transition from education to meaningful employment.

“Youth unemployment is at 12.5% in Australia, and up to 25% in some areas. So, as an employer of many young people across the nation, we feel Jamaica Blue has a responsibility to support its local communities.

“71 Jamaica Blue cafés have a Beacon partner school in their local community and our fundraising efforts will enable Beacon to run its successful High Impact Programs in these areas,” said Infanti.

Beacon Foundation’s CEO Scott Harris said, “The transition from secondary school to further education, employment or training is one of the most important in setting students up for success in life. Jamaica Blue’s fundraising efforts will allow Beacon to continue inspiring participants, and kick start the working lives of high school students.”

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