Souperheroes hang up their capes!
Last week a group of ordinary Australians dusted off their capes and transformed into Souperheroes to raise money for struggling citizens.
Their efforts were extraordinary – raising more than $17,000!
All money raised will help the Salvos provide material and practical support in the form of food parcels, bill help, clothing vouchers or nights in crisis accommodation.
We recently surveyed 2,406 people in our community support centres. We found the average person visiting a Salvation Army centre lives on less than $18 a day after paying accommodation costs. That’s $18 to cover all expenses like groceries, bills, clothing, travel and school and medical costs. Click here to read the report.
In its first year more than 80 people signed up to Be A Souperhero committing to eat nothing but soup for breakfast, lunch and dinner for seven days.
Businesses and workplaces even got involved – some café’s gave proceeds from soup sales to the Salvos while other workplaces held soup-lunch fundraisers.
A big ‘thank you’ from Command Central to all our Souperheroes and to the allies that supported them. It’s time to hang up your capes – but keep an eye out for next year’s campaign! Visit our Facebook page to see the campaign wrap.