While coffee will always be our hero, people and relationships are what we love the most about our journey with coffee. One of our most cherished relationships is with SunnyKids, which began after a conversation with a great mate who is an inspiration to many on the Sunshine Coast. 

Solid Ground Roasters SunnyKids It takes a village

Our eyes were opened to how SunnyKids could provide immediate assistance to children and families in crisis. The assistance included crucial services such as a domestic violence refuge, emergency financial support, psychologist referrals, mentoring and access to the amazing SunnyKids team. With funding critical to SunnyKids we became business sponsors and have also raised additional funds through community events and donations. We have been supporting SunnyKids for over 10 years. 

SunnyKids supports at-risk children in our Sunshine Coast community. Their vision is for all children to feel safe, belong and have a chance to reach their full potential.

“Regardless of whether a family is going great or doing it tough, the children need the same things… and it always ‘takes a village’ to provide them.” Sally Desch, SunnyKids President.


What’s more, their driving belief is that it requires a community solution where everyone takes responsibility and works together to help address the underlying issues affecting these vulnerable children and families. 

“We want to build a business where we can increase the level of support we provide to our community.  This has always been a key priority for us in our journey as business owners,” John Ratcliffe. 


There are so many ways SunnyKids helps children and families to feel good. We have made ‘Feel Good’ part of our brand for Solid Ground and have whole heartedly committed to donating $1 from every kilo of coffee we roast to SunnyKids. These funds will provide a significant amount of support to at-risk children on the Sunshine Coast.

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