DineSmart was founded in 2003. Thus far, the initiative has raised $4.5 million to reduce homelessness. Taking part is simple. Dine at one of the restaurants below between November 24 to December 24. When your bill comes, an extra $1 per person will be added to the total, to be donated to hyper-local support programs. In some cases, your money will travel just a few doors down.
Last year in Melbourne, the project funded more than 30 projects, including Keep Safe Quilts, a volunteer-run project making quilts for women in refuge, and The Nappy Collective, which supplies nappies to families in need.