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West Welcome Wagon Inc

West Welcome Wagon - General Appeal

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Donate to West Welcome Wagon and directly support asylum seekers in Melbourne's West.

We support asylum seekers in our local community by providing good quality donations of material goods, emergency food relief, neighbour to neighbour social support, as well as special projects such as in-home English support and community engagement.

We are made up entirely of volunteers so our overhead costs are extremely low. We are not aligned with any political or religious organisations. We facilitate volunteering opportunities for people in our community who care about those in need.

We currently support more than 500 asylum seeker households from 20 countries. Most have absolutely nothing when we meet them and are sleeping on the floor.

Who are asylum seekers?

Asylum seekers have fled conflict in their home countries and are seeking protection in Australia. They have not yet been recognised as refugees and have fewer rights than refugees. The majority of asylum seekers we assist are on Bridging Visas, without the right to work and an income below that of the lowest Centrelink payment.

How will the funds be used?

  • To purchase items we don't receive through donations, such as underwear and toiletries;
  • To fix and service donated whitegoods before sending to asylum seeker homes;
  • To store and transport large items such as whitegoods and beds to asylum seeker homes.

By supporting West Welcome Wagon you will be helping some of our community's most vulnerable people. If you are interested in volunteering please join our Facebook group.

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Contact Details

PO Box 3135
NEWPORT VIC, 3015


Are donations tax deductible?

Yes

Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Yes, as soon as your donation is processed.