By having a cuppa, you can make a difference to homelessness

Gold Coaster Jacqui Green is calling on locals to join her in helping those less fortunate in our community.

Jacqui recently spent an hour a day for one week, blindfolded, on Surfers Paradise beach offering ‘free hugs’ to people in return for donations to Rosies to support the homeless. She was on a mission to raise enough funds to supply the non-for-profit group with coffee and cups for an entire year.

As well as giving out hugs, the generous local contacted BioPak to ask if they could donate some cups.  Her heart warming efforts and enthusiasm worked, with Biopack agreeing to donate 100,000 cups to Rosies each year.


Rosies General Manager, Andrew O’Brien said they were so moved by Jacqui’s efforts.

‘Over 95% of our work is funded through kind donations from our local community, and wonderful people like Jacqui, and we cannot thank her and BioPak enough,’ he said.

Andrew also issued a call out for other Gold Coasters to follow in Jacqui’s footsteps, and have a cuppa for Rosies

‘It’s amazing what a simple cuppa, bite to eat, and a chat with our volunteers can do for our many friends’, Mr O’Brien said.

By simply hosting a cuppa for Rosies, you could be raising much need funds to help support the 20,000 Queenslanders who are homeless. Find out how you can help at