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Kindness out there Gift Box (aka Arise Patisserie)

by Glendon Mar | Jun 15, 2020 | in Ideas In Motion
Incubator
Open Idea

RDL OUTCOME

Funding Approved // 


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An initiative to encourage and empower Salvos and Christians to reach out to people around them with a box of kindness (gifts either bought or made) leading to community connections and ultimately a gospel conversation.  Cultural change initiated and driven by the Salvation Army.




 




A social enterprise patisserie/cake shop aiming to be a self-sustaining patisserie providing hope, future and a second chance through bakery apprenticeships to individuals who are socially disadvantaged. 

 

WHO: Existing TSA clients who have expressed an interest in a baking career.  Be they men experience homelessness, women escaping DV, or youth looking for direction. etc.

WHAT:  Work as an apprentice in our business (as part of their training) and receive a wide range of experience which can lead to ongoing employment elsewhere. 

WHY US: A supportive employer providing an apprenticeship plus life-skill support through mentors.

THE GOODS:  Anything from cakes, pastries, pies, cookies, artisan breads in line with TAFE curriculum and public demand. Part of the charm at our outlets is the ‘lucky dip’ scenario of products.  Cake of the day, etc.

DISTRIBUTED: Products can be sold from our café premises at Crown St and Blacktown.  Products supplied to cafés that are run by Corporate supporters, and longer life products (cookies) packaged and sold to hotels, supermarkets.

STAKEHOLDERS: Corporate supporters, TAFE training colleges, Crown St café, Hotels can supply cookies to rooms, catering for events and high tea etc.

STAFF Requirements: One experienced baker (paid or volunteer) 3 apprenticeships every 6 months.  One staff to assist with admin, payroll, distribution, sales, marketing and stakeholders.

HURDLES: Lots, no illusions about this project.  But what a difference to those 6 people every year. 

VISION: the project is all about second chances, getting business and corporates onboard, increasing awareness of social issues in the public and demonstrating love and compassion in practice.

What department are you from?

 

Inner City Homelessness

Who is your target market?

 

Produced by our clients -who gain experience employment.

Supported by our stakeholders - who are willing and able

Sold to the public - who gain greater understanding

Is there a team (of min. 2) in place to progress your idea? If so, who will join you in the RDL stage?


Moderator approved.

Have you had any conversations with your line manager in regards to your possible involvement in the RDL? (If not can you please commence this conversation)


Moderator approved.

Where is the team situated (what town, city, state)?


Moderator approved.

What Department are you from?


Inner City Homelessness

Who is your target market?


Produced by our clients -who gain experience employment.

Supported by our stakeholders - who are willing and able

Sold to the public - who gain greater understanding

What internal stakeholders would be good to be involved in the development of your idea? (Eg, IT, finance, risk assessment, etc)


Moderator approved.

If your idea was successfully launched to the community what department Do you believe it would become responsible too?


Moderator approved.

In your estimation what leaders would want to be aware of your project?


Moderator approved.

edited on Jul 12, 2021 by Elise Calavetta
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Marc Allison Jun 17, 2020

This is a wonderful idea!

Whilst not my area of expertise, it seems that much can be learnt from founder of Chobani Yogurt, Hamdi Ulukaya. He gave a great TED talk - https://www.ted.com/talks/hamdi_ulukaya_the_a...ipt?language=en.

An apparent local social enterprise success is The Bread And Butter Project (http://thebreadandbutterproject.com/) - you are probably familiar with them.

You may not be aware of MadCap social enterprise cafes. They are no longer around but I once met the founder, Anthony Cheeseman - see here a video of his https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dY8-EoXychI. It's good to learn from people's failures too.

If you wanted me to see if I can connect you with Anthony or to discuss what it appears to me to not have worked well, send me an email marc.allison@salvationarmy.org.au

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Marc Allison Jun 17, 2020

PS My current idea is "Benefit concerts that pay artists and raise funds for The Salvation Army". If you like the idea, please vote for it too - https://ideas.salvationarmy.org.au/post/1981171

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Joyleen Stewart Jul 21, 2020

Great idea - providing skills and employment

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Neri Morris 6 months ago

The idea has been progressed to the next milestone.

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Neri Morris 4 months ago

The idea has been progressed to the next milestone.

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Neri Morris 4 months ago

Status labels added: RDL, Open Idea

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Neri Morris 3 months ago

Status label added: Incubator

Status label removed: RDL

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