WE ARE CHANGE PLEASE
Founded in 2015, Change Please is an award-winning social enterprise which aims to end homelessness through selling great tasting coffee.
We use 100% of our profits and donations to train people experiencing homelessness to become baristas, supporting them with everything they need to turn their lives around.
Our business model puts employment first - our goal is to empower people to get back into the working world. The trainees learn everything they need to find work in the hospitality industry - from roasting and latte art, through to customer service, time keeping and social skills.
At the end of their training, graduates are either employed at a Change Please coffee shop or introduced to a potential employer. We also support in other fields of interests - our programme restores self-esteem and confidence allowing trainees to pursue their previous professions or explore new ones.
"If we can just get a small proportion of coffee drinkers to simply change where they buy their coffee, we could really change the world.” Cemal Ezel, CEO and Founder of Change Please.
Thank you for your support!
ANNUAL IMPACT REPORT
We are thrilled to announce the release of our 2022-2023 annual impact report!
The report highlights some of the amazing work YOU have helped us achieve over the last year – including our key impact numbers, stories from our graduates, information about our barista training programme, updates on our Driving for Change initiative and some of our biggest achievements!
Thank you to everyone who continues to support us!
NUMBER OF COUNTRIES
WE ARE NOW IN
OF CHANGE PLEASE PROFITS
OF OUR TRAINEES HAVE SUCCESSFULLY
FOUND ONGOING EMPLOYMENT
TRAINEES WHO HAVE BECOME BARISTAS
THROUGH OUR TRAINING
FOR 2022 ALONE
NIGHTS OF ACCOMMODATION
PROVIDED BY US
IN HOUSE SUPPORT FOR
PEOPLE BATTLING HOMELESSNESS
GRANTS AND DONATIONS RAISED TO
HELP FIGHT HOMELESSNESS
WE ALSO WORK WITH GREAT CHARITIES & FOUNDATIONS TO COLLABORATIVELY FIGHT HOMELESSNESS
We work with people experiencing homelessness from different backgrounds.
Our training programmes last between 1 week and 6 months depending on how near to the jobs market a Trainee is.
While people are with us, we support with mental wellbeing, housing, therapy, additional training, employability, interview and presentation skills.
All of this is to ensure that people are ready to work and have the resources to maintain employment and tenancies, lifting themselves into better lives.