Right now things are tough and many people are struggling. West Welcome Wagon supports asylum seekers and refugees living in Melbourne’s west through the provision of good quality donations, food relief, educational supplies and community engagement.

    The demand for these services has more than doubled during this pandemic. Asylum seekers and refugees need our help now more than ever.

    At West Welcome Wagon the power of giving has become a little bit stronger. Thanks to an anonymous donor, every donation received until 31 July 2020 will be matched dollar for dollar (or until the goal of $25,000 is reached – whichever comes first).

    The warehouses used by this local grassroots charity are the transit points that enable volunteers to sort, repair and store donations before delivering them to the clients’ front doors. During this campaign your heartfelt donation will have twice the impact in making sure the two warehouses stay open. 

    If you’d like to help, please consider donating here:

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