East Fremantle Open Garden Fundraising Afternoon
After more than seven years, hundreds of refugees are still trapped in the destructive and inhumane cycle of the offshore processing regime Australia runs with Nauru and Papua New Guinea.
But there is an alternative, right now.
Operation Not Forgotten is a community-led response that provides private sponsorship to Canada for refugees who were detained in PNG and Nauru and have no viable resettlement option. Through the support of thousands of generous donors, this partnership between Vancouver-based settlement organisation MOSAIC, the Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA) and Ads-Up Refugee Network Canada has not only been giving people a lifeline to get off Nauru and PNG, but is also ensuring they get all the support they later need in Canada from volunteer groups there.
We are a small group of East Fremantle women, who have all been members of the same book club since 1992. We have been encouraged and well-supported by members of The Western Suburbs Do Gooders Group who have been successfully fundraising to support refugees seeking safe settlement and positive future lives in Canada for the past year and a half. We have also received very generous support from many friends, family and neighbours who have made this a successful and enjoyable event for many.
By donating today, you can help these brave people to finally find a permanent home.
Australian donations to this appeal over $2 are tax deductible.
Will you become part of this movement of people helping give refugees trapped in PNG and Nauru a permanent home?