Food, housing, material aid, medical assistance, legal aid, counselling, employment help and more – these are just some of the services the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) provides to more than 7000 people seeking asylum, a task it began 21 years ago. And it largely depends on donations to be able to deliver them.
But with rising living costs and a huge 45 per cent drop in public donations since July of last year, the ASRC only has enough funding to keep going for seven weeks before it’ll have to close. The ASRC is entirely independent – it receives no funding from the Federal Government.
You can help. The ASRC is currently seeking donations to help keep its doors open and continue assisting asylum seekers in need.
“We are asking the community to help save a movement of hope, welcome and compassion. We are asking people to do what they can. Every bit absolutely counts,” CEO and founder Kon Karapanagiotidis said in a statement.