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We believe in gifts not charity, neighbours helping neighbours, community Donate your time People are always needed to pick up and deliver large donations such as furniture and white goods. Do you have a van, ute, roof rack, trailer, or even a tow bar (the group has a trailer that was built by prisoners at the Metropolitan Remand Centre and donated)? Visit an asylum seeker house regularly to provide social support and a sense of community and to see if there’s anything else they need. Volunteer behind the scenes in administration, fundraising, or community engagement.

Donate your space Storage space is needed for bulky items that might be required up the track such as doonas, fans, and heaters. This might be space at a warehouse or old factory and should be medium to long term. Any leads on grants that could be used to pay for storage are also welcome.

Donate money Donations are always very welcome. Please note West Welcome Wagon is not a registered charity. Donation details are available on the Facebook group page. I would like to thank all of our volunteers and coordinators who give their time freely to make our community a welcoming one. The material goods are obviously of great importance, but so are the connections that are being made. Neighbour to neighbour, we are letting asylum seeker and refugee families know that there is help and friendship here. Mia McGregor

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