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We are united by the vision of an open hearted Australia where people seeking refuge or asylum are treated with justice and compassion.

At our core, we stand united by a powerful vision – envisioning an Australia where compassion and justice reign for those seeking refuge or asylum. In a world that often bears witness to turmoil and displacement, we believe in extending a helping hand and nurturing a haven of hope. Our commitment is unwavering – to create a society where every individual, regardless of their background, finds solace and support.

Navigating Challenges in Uncertain Times

We support many households – approximately 44 families, 35 individuals. Most of whom live in Western Sydney. Many of these people are on Bridging Visas – and have been for many years – over ten years in some cases. As such they are not eligible for Centrelink, some don’t have work rights, some don’t have access to Medicare. Their lives are tough.

The Coronavirus and subsequent rise in the cost of living, has had a huge impact on the employment and mental health of people seeking asylum who have not been granted permanent residency. As casual workers in low paid jobs, they were amongst the first to lose their jobs.

Since the onset of the Coronavirus, we have found that individuals and households who were managing before have been left with no income at all and have used up their limited savings. The lockdown has also had a very detrimental affect on people’s mental health.

In 2021, BMRSG spent $209 000 on refugee support. In 2022-23 BMRSG spent $303.940 on refugee support.   Two main areas of assistance stood out:

  • $149 000 on rent relief    
  • $53,000 on food assistance

BMRSG does have contact with long term detainees in Villawood, while this number has dropped those in community detention require ongoing support. We assist with mobile phones, phone recharging, warm clothing, toiletries, presents for Christmas, advocacy and legal assistance.

Without access to social security payments and denied a chance to work, many refugees and asylum seekers rely wholly on the generosity of others. Your donation can make all the difference.   We ask that you donate to refugees Australia.

Your Contribution: A Lifeline of Change

In a world marked by uncertainty, one certainty stands strong – your donation can rewrite destinies. Denied access to social security, deprived of opportunities to work, many refugees and asylum seekers rely wholly on the generosity of kindred spirits. Your contribution is a beacon of light in their journey towards a better life.

Your Impact, Amplified

As a completely voluntary organisation, BMRSG thrives on community collaboration. Our administration costs are covered by membership fees, guaranteeing that every cent of your donation directly supports our work with refugees. This is a promise we uphold with pride, ensuring your generosity goes a long way in shaping lives.

Beyond Donations: Understanding and Empathy

Our mission extends beyond financial aid. We are here to bridge understanding, to paint vivid portraits of the challenges new arrivals face in our country. Through our efforts, we aim to foster empathy, compassion, and a shared vision of a brighter future.

Donate to Refugees Australia

We invite you to be a part of this transformative journey. By standing with us, you stand with resilience, compassion, and hope. As we navigate the uncharted waters of uncertainty, let’s extend our arms and create a tapestry of unity and change. Your donation is more than a gift – it’s a ripple that transforms lives, a beacon that guides souls.

Many refugees arrive in Australia fleeing violence, persecution, and instability in their home countries. They often face extreme vulnerability and challenges when seeking safety and stability.

Refugee families often lack the basic resources needed for survival, including food, clean water, shelter, and medical care. Your donation can provide essential relief to those in desperate need.

While emergency aid is essential, your donation also contributes to long-term solutions. It supports programs that help refugees rebuild their lives, gain new skills, and become self-sufficient members of their communities.

In this shared odyssey, each step counts, every hand matters, and your presence makes a difference. Join us in weaving the story of an open-hearted Australia – a tale of compassion, justice, and a brighter tomorrow for all.

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A regular donor means

  • The knowledge and peace of mind you ARE making a real measurable difference to people’s lives.
  • Providing financial stability and ensuring the ongoing assistance to Refugees under our care.
  • Helping the Blue Mountains Refugee Group continue its vital work.

All donations over $2 are tax deductible.

 

Who is benefiting from my donation?

Your donations to refugees in Australia are important and they support the projects that help people who have been forced to flee their homes. It’s your contribution that will ensure the survival and health of some of the most vulnerable men, women and children: a young couple about to give birth; a mother of five who doesn’t speak English waiting for a decision on her protection claim; and a family rebuilding their lives through carpentry.

BMRSG cannot accept donations which are explicitly directed to specific people or projects outside our current program of work.

 

Is the money going towards a cause that is recognised as tax-deductible?

If you donate $2, you can claim a tax deduction for the donation. You can learn more here.