Befriend a Child in Detention is a community project committed to seeing an end to the detention of child asylum seekers. We aim to inspire and support compassionate Australians to make a positive connection with the children and families living in detention: to ameliorate their experience, to raise awareness of their circumstances, and to advocate for positive change.
CALL FOR DONATIONS
Right now, there are still over 150 child asylum seekers and refugees stranded on Nauru, with no security and an uncertain future.
Since 2014 we have helped to bring them some joy, and some opportunity for learning, by sending letters of friendship,
beautiful new books, playthings and other resources.
We are providing them with some of the normal things of childhood, and letting them know that they’re not forgotten. All our gifts are donated by Australians from across the country.
We’re planing to send another shipment of goods to the children on Nauru in the next few months, and we welcome the following items – in NEW condition only:
– Educational resources: games, books, puzzles.
– Games and sporting equipment: table tennis balls/bats, frisbees, board games, deflated soccer balls with pumps (Unfortunately we are not able to send large/heavy items such as cricket bats or tennis rackets).
– Books for children of every age.
– We also welcome financial donations to cover the significant postage costs to Nauru. In our last shipment we sent 24 boxes of books, letters and resources for a total cost of $2300.98.
Please send NEW donated goods or cheques to:
Befriend a Child in Detention. P.O. Box 1282, Carlton, VIC 3053.
Or donate by electronic transfer to:
BEFRIEND A CHILD IN DETENTION
CHURCH OF ALL NATIONS COMMUNITY SERVICE
ACCOUNT NUMBER: 201272889
You can also drop books and resources to our office:
The Church of All Nations, 180 Palmerston St, Carlton, 3053
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