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StreetSmart Restaurant Scheme

Streetsmart raises thousands for homeless charities at participating restaurants every year during the winter months in November and December at a time when people begin to think about those less fortunate than themselves. The scheme is incredibly simplistic; a voluntary 1 is added to the table bill and in StreetSmart's experience Customers rarely object, instead they're delighted to have an opportunity to help the homeless over Christmas. Over the past 5 years less than 1% of customers decline to participate; in fact they often request that more than 1 be added to the bill!

StreetSmart was established in 1998, since then they have raised over £4.2 million for the homeless. Over 90 homeless charities in major cities benefit from the campaign. Last year we were blessed to receive £1,200 from this scheme.

If you run a restaurant, please sign up with Streetsmart and if you simply eat out in them, check on their website to see if they support the StreetSmart scheme.

People being served from our soup kitchen Homeless people on the streets of Manchester Homeless person on the streets of Manchester Image for our Unsung Heroes 2008 award