It’s no secret that the team at Alice Rebel’s love our community, and are grateful for all those that support us day in and day out. To show our love and support, we participate in a number of campaigns to give back to our Chelsea community and beyond. Alongside supporting national initiatives like R U OK Day and the Bushfire Relief, we also do the following:
Local Legends Campaign
In light of how difficult 2020 has been for so many people in our Chelsea community and beyond, we launched a ‘Local Legends’ campaign in July that celebrated and gave back to the local legends amongst us. Our community nominated people whom they considered a local legend, and we not only featured them on our social media, but gave them and the person who nominated them a voucher.
Pay it Forward
From the kindness of our customers, we have a Pay it Forward scheme. Thanks to our generous customers, we’ve been able to receive donations and pay it forward to those who are in much need of a hot meal and some TLC. During Melbourne’s lockdown, we’ve gravitated towards free senior’s roasts for those unable to see their families on account of being high risk, or who have lost a partner due to Covid 19. We can’t tell you how much of a difference a small act of kindness, like a free roast, can make to our local community. If you would like to help us by paying it forward, give us a call and we’d be so very grateful!
From our craft beer all the way down to the toilet paper we stock, we make the effort to ensure we’re supporting Aussie businesses. As a small business, we know just how important it is to support local, and that’s why we’ll always endeavour to make sure the food that we stock, the fresh produce that’s available around the clock, the craft beer chilling in our fridges, and our fresh coffee beans are all locally based. Even our coffee cup stamp was handcrafted by a local business!
Chelsea Community Support Services
We’ve partnered with Chelsea Community Support Services (Chelsea CSS) to provide members of our community with a hot meal and beverage on the house. We know that life can be tough, and it’s often the times when we need a warm, nutritious meal the most that we can’t often get it, or afford it. So for those who are seeking support and relief from Chelsea CSS can receive a food and beverage voucher to use at Alice Rebel’s.
It’s so easy in the hospitality industry to not think twice about food wastage, but we make the effort to stop normalising the throwing away of good quality food. Which is why we have a number of community groups who provide emergency and ongoing food relief, like Pantry 5000, on call. We know that these charities do such an incredible job at being there for those in need, so we always try our best to support them in any way we can.
Share the Dignity
Our team at Alice Rebel’s believe that sanitary items aren’t a luxury, but a human right. Which is why we are the Chelsea collection point for Share the Dignity during their sanitary item drives, who provide feminine hygiene products to women who are at risk or are facing homelessness. We accept all sanitary item donations and feminine hygiene products.