Circle of Friends distributes money to refugees and asylum seekers to assist them in daily living expenses when hard times hit: like being cut off any government benefits; losing jobs; excessive fines when road rules aren’t understood; funerals; excessive bills in the early settlement stages before the Australian systems are understood; medical expenses when people have no medicare or no income or simply can’t afford dentists.
We also assist in asylum seekers applying for protection visas or going to court for reviews, and we assist refugees to bring their families to join them in Australia. Circles have supported many families bring orphan relatives, spouses and children to join them. Helping at the crucial times has meant they can get here from unsafe situations. We have also helped men visit their families when there is no chance of them being able to join them here with our unjust laws.
All these efforts need financial support. All the donations and fundraising produce results on the ground for individuals and families. In 2017/2018 financial year, Circle of Friends Australia spent nearly $100,000 directly helping refugees. This made a difference to people in our communities. Help us to continue this work by making a donation today.
Circle of Friends Australia is registered with the Australia Taxation Office as a Public and Benevolent Body and with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission as a charity with tax deductible receipting status for donations. Our ABN is 33 367 145 336.