It is now 20 years since StreetSmart was established in 1998 and since then has raised over £7.4 million for the homeless across the UK. Last year in Birmingham 10 restaurants took part and raised over £4000 between them to help homeless young people in Birmingham escape the 'No Home > No Job > No Home' cycle that homelessness can so easily trap them in.
Restaurants across Birmingham take part in this initiative during the festive months of November and December, encouraging customers to add a voluntary £1 per table to their bill. There will be a small table card displayed which will explain this and how the money helps to customers.
At the end of each month, the restaurant passes on all of these pound coins to StreetSmart. St Basils has been a recipient of this support for many years and all of the funds raised come back to us to fund Education, Training and Employment Opportunties for our young residents, to truly help break the 'cycle of homelessness'.
All StreetSmart’s running and operational costs are generously paid for by our sponsors, Deutsche Bank, so every penny in every £1 raised goes directly to the people who need it.
The £1 donation per table is voluntary and can be added to the bill upon request. Customers rarely object, in fact they’re delighted to have an opportunity to help the homeless over Christmas. StreetSmarts experience has shown that less than 1% of customers decline to participate; in fact they often request that more than £1 be added to the bill!
If you wish to be part of this great campaign email the St Basils fundraising team selecting 'Yes - Streetsmart' from the second drop-down list or call Anne Morton on 0121 772 9614 and request the start up pack.
You can sign up for one or both months and you can still sign up into December. Thank you so much for your support!
Address: 21A Bennett's Hill, Birmingham, B2 5QP
Phone: 0121 643 3745
Atrium & Brasserie Restaurants
Address: University College Birmingham, Summer Row, B3 1JB
Phone: 0121 604 1010
Birmingham Dining, Harvey Nichols
Address: The Mailbox, 65 Wharfside St, B1 1RE
Phone: 0121 616 6028
Address: 444 Lichfield Rd,Sutton Coldfield B74 4BL
Phone: 0121 308 0765
Address: 20 Highfield Road, Edgbaston, B15 3DU
Phone: 0121 454 3434
Address: 53/57 Wharfside St, The Mailbox, Birmingham, B1 1RE
Phone: 0121 289 5111