Dine Smart was founded in 2003. So far the initiative has raised $5.1 million to reduce homelessness. Taking part is simple: dine at one of the restaurants below between November 21 and December 31. When your bill comes, you can add an extra $1 per person to the total, which will be donated to hyper-local support programs. In some cases, your money will travel just a few doors down.
In 2017 in Sydney, Dine Smart donations funded 12 projects, including Lou’s Place in Paddington, which offers women education and assistance for finding employment.