Hotham Mission ASP relies on donations, philanthropic grants and ‘gifts of housing’, to help asylum seekers who are living legally in our community but who face destitution.
How to donate now on-line or by phone; how to donate by cheque; how to set up a regular donation
- GIFTS IN KIND
How to donate useful things like Metcards and Phone cards
- HOLD A FUNDRAISER
- TO DONATE ONLINE (CLICK HERE)
Make a single donation or set up a regular credit card donation. Your donation will be processed securely and without charge by SHARE Community Appeal. You will be sent a tax-deductible receipt.
- TO DONATE BY PHONE: PLEASE CALL 03 9326 8343
- TO DONATE BY CHEQUE:
Please make your cheques payable to “SHARE (Hotham Mission ASP)” and note in your cover letter, or on the back of the cheque, that your donation is for “Hotham Mission Asylum Seeker Project”. Please send your donation to:
Hotham Mission Asylum Seeker Project
c/- The SHARE Community Appeal
Reply Paid 24154
Melbourne VIC 3001
How donations are used
The Asylum Seekers Project (ASP) provides these poorest children, women and men, with housing places, Basic Living Assistance (a barest cash allowance), help with medical and living emergencies, and a utilities relief rung. ASP also provides referrals, outreach support, link-up programs and women’s and men’s support groups. ASP advocates and lobbies on behalf of the people it serves.
- $10 will help a family cope with those small emergencies that can break you or slowly break you down, for lack of just small amounts – medicine, a child’s school excursion, a Zone 1 and 2 Metcard to reach a processing or legal help appointment, a phone card to reach a loved one.
- $33 provide a weekly Basic Living Allowance to a man or woman who is seeking asylum and can have no other income.
- $99 will provide a weekly Basic Living Assistance to a single parent and two children.
- $200 will help a family pay a quarterly electricity and gas bill
2. GIFTS IN KIND
Please phone 03 9326 8343 for advice and information on current needs or email email@example.com
NEEDED NOW – updated June 2011
Metcards: Full Fare Daily Zone 1 or Daily Zone 1+2 are most useful.
Phonecards: for international and local calls, available from many Milkbars and other outlets, check for cheaper cards for Africa, Middle East, South and South East Asia
Small filing cabinets
White goods – fridges & washing machines
Set top boxes for analogue TVs
Small chests of drawers
Household cleaning products
NOT NEEDED NOW BUT POSSIBLY NEEDED IN THE FUTURE
Linen (we currently have enough thanks to previous generous donations)
Please be aware that:
-We are not able to accept electrical items such kitchen appliances, toasters kettles etc unless they have been tagged by an electrician.
-All linen must be washed. Doonas & pillows must be dry-cleaned.
-We rarely have the resources to collect donations. Any goods that can be delivered to our office are greatly appreciated.
Any offers of your time & vehicle to collect goods or deliver them to houses are invaluable!
3. HOLD A FUNDRAISING EVENT
Please phone 03 9326 8343 to discuss your event or fundraising idea