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 – CHRISTMAS DONATIONS
We have decided to delay our shipment that was planned for October until late November. This reason for this is to give the children on Nauru gifts for Christmas and end of year celebrations.
Right now, there are 227 child asylum seekers and refugees stranded on Nauru, with no security and an uncertain future.
With great uncertainty surrounding the USA deal, it is likely that these children will spend another Christmas living in detention-like conditions.
We hope that Christmas gifts will provide a small ray of happiness for these children.
We are asking for the following items – in NEW condition only:
– Educational resources: games, books, puzzles.
– Board games and card games: such as decks of cards, UNO, draughts, chess, snakes and ladders etc.
– Sporting equipment: bouncy balls, table tennis balls/bats, frisbees, deflated soccer balls with pumps (Unfortunately we are not able to send large/heavy items such as cricket bats or tennis rackets).
– 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 email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you a tax deductible receipt for any financial donations.
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
Please call the church before you go to drop off donations as staff hours are changing. Their contact number is 9347 7077.
Please contact email@example.com for more information.