SCARF - Strategic Community Assistance to Refugee Families

SCARF Empower | Ten more years, 1000 more lives changed.


When people arrive in the Illawarra as humanitarian refugees, they come with a lifetime of skills, talent and experience. But many also carry personal histories of trauma and upheaval. While they’re determined to rebuild their lives in Illawarra, they often encounter the many obstacles that come with settling in a new country.

For 10 years, SCARF Refugee Support has worked to bridge this gap, by linking local volunteers with refugee families, and providing crucial support to over 1000 men, women and children in the Illawarra. We want to help each individual achieve their full potential.  

SCARF’s commitment to our community is endless, but unfortunately, our funding is not. We receive no government assistance, and rely entirely on small grants to keep the doors open and the welcome mat out.

This is where you come in. 

As a SCARF Epower supoprter, you can pledge $50 a month for the next 12 months and build a sense of belonging and social inclusion for our refugee families. 

Your donation will make it possible for us to keep providing our refugee families with a range of targeted programs designed to help them achieve a thriving and independent life.

We understand that not everyone can commit $50 a month, but there are still ways you can help. We gratefully appreciate any level of support, and our platform also allows for a $25 pledge, and one-off donations.

In return, you’ll receive regular updates that show you exactly how your donation has gone towards empowering refugee families to build new lives, a receipt for your tax deductible donation, and our eternal gratitude.  

 To become a SCARF Empower supporter:

  1. Click 'give a regular donation' below
  2. Select $50
  3. Choose the date that you wish to start donating. 
  4. Choose a date 12 months from now (or however many months you'd like to give)
  5. Create a mygiving account and fill out your details. Click 'continue' and review your details
  6. Fill out credit card details and click 'save' 
  7. Your regular donation is now activated! You will recieve monthly receipts in your inbox.

Your donation can and will transform a life, a family, and an entire community.

Contact Details

PO Box 312

02 4224 8646
Are donations tax deductible?


Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Yes, as soon as your donation is processed.

Fundraise for this cause

Create Crowdraiser