WA Bushfires Support - With Heart
With Heart, a Gloria Jean’s Coffees Foundation, today made a$5,000 donation to the Lord Mayor’s Disaster Relief Fund (LMDRF) in Western Australia to support the victims of the Waroona and district fires.
The LMDRF is the recognised state emergency fund and provides relief for personal hardship and distress arising from natural disasters.
Gloria Jean’s Coffees (GJC) guests will also be able toassist the communities in Western Australia affected by the bushfires bydonating to the LMDRF at any GJC coffee house in Western Australia.
Gloria Jean’s Coffees Managing Director Rick Graham said he has been impressed by the enthusiasm of franchisees and guests in the GJC family to raise funds for the appeal.
“Iam extremely proud of our team on the ground in Western Australia, whoresponded quickly to the disaster and have demonstrated their passion forhelping their local communities,” he said.
“Our guests are always generous and willing to help so we are making it easy forthem by allowing them to donate to support disaster relief and recovery work atany coffee house in Australia.”
Thespecialty coffee company, which has 18 coffee houses across Western Australiaand more than 340 around the country, is currently in the process ofimplementing its Bushfire Appeal nationwide.
From 15 January until the end of February, donation boxes in all participating GJCcoffee houses throughout Australia will be dedicated to collecting much neededfunds for the Western Australian bushfire appeal.
The donations will help the LMDRF provide practical and financial support to the victims of the fires and help them rebuild their lives.
About Gloria Jean’s Coffees
Gloria Jean’s Coffees is Australia’s leading specialty coffee house and community success story. Since1996,
we have brought award-winning coffee quality, world-class barista expertise and the choice of single origin,
blends and whole bean coffees and specialty teas to communities everywhere through our coffee houses.
In 2009, we launched ‘With Heart’, a Gloria Jean’s Coffees Foundation, through which $2 million has been
raised for communities where we serve and source our coffee.
With almost 800 coffee houses in 39 markets worldwide including over 340 locations across Australia, Gloria
Jean’s Coffees leads the way in combining coffee excellence with community values.
Gloria Jean’s Coffees is part of Australia’s largest multi‐food franchise operator Retail Food Group (RFG).