Centre for Asylum Seekers, Refugees and Detainees (CARAD)

CARAD Winter Fundraising Appeal

Since opening the doors in 2000, CARAD has made positive changes to the lives of more than 5000 asylum seekers, refugees and detainees in WA - all made possible through our generous and passionate member, donor and volunteer community.

CARAD is receiving an ever growing number of referrals for our Emergency Relief Program. In recent months, the demand for support has nearly doubled.The program provides rent assistance, emergency accomodation, and medications. In addition to these, one of the essential services we offer are food vouchers. These are provided to asylum seekers who are on bridging visas or no visa, without work rights or income, and they have limited or no access to education opportunities and healthcare. Food vouchers give them a choice and flexibility to purchase items specific to their individual and cultural needs

Many of these people are having their case reviewed at court as they feel the Department of Immigration and Border Protection have unfairly 'finally determined' their protection visa applications. Unfortunately, this can take years to complete. CARAD assists these people to remain 'afloat' in the community during this time. These asylum seekers and refugees face destitution and homelessness and live with constant and extreme uncertainty. As the number of people in this situation increases, there is more reliance on CARAD to provide support and resources than ever before. To do this, we need your help.

We're calling on the community to help us raise $12,000 by August 31 to go towards the #caradwinterappeal. This will enable CARAD to meet the demands of more people needing emergency relief assistance by providing vouchers to clients so they can purchase items which are not available through our Foodbank Program. The Foodbank Program provides people with little or no income access to fresh fruit and vegetables as well as pantry and personal care items. A $25 voucher will support an individual with no income for one week. A $50 voucher will support a family with income for one week.

Your donation is of course tax deductible and if we together can reach that magical $12,000 number what a fantastic collective, community effort.

We thank you so much for your help as again, we couldn't do it without you.

Give mobile phones: Where/How you can Donate
If you have any old mobile phones and chargers in good condition, with or without a camera that you no longer need please contact us.

What happens with your donation: We provide these to our clients so that they can keep in touch with us and to help them keep connected to their community supports, any phones without a camera we are able to provide to some of our clients in detention centres.

Phone: (08) 9227 7322
Email: office@carad.org.au
Website: http://carad.org.au

Contact Details

245 Stirling Street
PERTH WA, 6000

Are donations tax deductible?

Yes

Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Yes, as soon as your donation is processed.