San Churro, Australia’s favourite Spanish chocolateria, has partnered with not-for-profit organisation beyondblue to raise awareness and funds to promote good mental health across Australia, with the café launching its ‘Share a Churros Week’ initiative.
‘Share a Churros Week’ urges Australians to connect, or re-connect over churros, with all 46 San Churros stores donating $1 to beyondblue for every churros dish purchased between Monday 15 – Sunday 21 June.
Also, San Churro has further pledged to double its donation* for every in-store churros photo posted to Instagram using the tag #shareachurros, as well as displaying donation boxes at the counters of all stores to raise additional funds.
All funds raised during the week will go towards the beyondblue Support Service, which provides the opportunity to speak with trained mental health counsellors via telephone, email and web chat. In 2013/14, beyondblue Support Service answered 73,000 calls, 7,000 emails and 23,000 web chats.
San Churro Founder Giro Maurici said, “We appreciate the impact that spending quality time with loved ones has on our wellbeing and try to encourage this kind of social connection in all we do. Our ‘Share a Churros Week’ creates opportunities for togetherness, while trying to raise important funds for a worthy cause that is close to our hearts. We hope our customers will come together to make a difference and help us raise much needed funds for beyondblue.”
beyondblue Acting CEO Susan Anderson thanked San Churro for its support of beyondblue through this fundraising initiative.
“beyondblue thanks San Churro for choosing us as their charity partner in ‘Share a Churros Week’, and I encourage everyone to participate in this initiative to raise funds and awareness of the important work beyondblue does,” she said.
To find your local San Churro store and participate in Share a Churros Week, visit www.sanchurro.com or for more information about beyondblue, visit www.beyondblue.org.au.