Support our Warehouse Appeal!
Did you know that West Welcome Wagon is a 100% volunteer run charity? Our volunteers dedicate their time and efforts into making sure that West Welcome Wagon runs as efficiently as possible to ensure we can continue supporting Asylum Seekers in Melbourne’s West.
To do this, we need to keep our warehouse open which we desperately require funds for. This is why our fundraising and events are so vital for us. They help us raise money to keep our warehouse operating!
Please help if you can by donating directly to West Welcome Wagon, or supporting us in our fundraising efforts you will see below.
From the team at West Welcome Wagon, Thank you for your support!
The wonderful people at Stockland Point Cook are running a campaign called “Warm up West”. People can donate a bag of clothing (minimum 3 clean items in good condition) which will be passed on to us, in exchange for a $10 Stockland gift card. *Terms and conditions apply.
So if you’ve got some good condition warm clothing you’ve been thinking of donating, head on down to Stockland Point Cook from June 12th – July 7th! For more information please visit the Stockland Point Cook Events Page.
On Wednesday 17th May, the Seddon Community Bank Branch combined its resources and engaged with local businesses to offer local organisations the chance to ‘pitch’ their project for a chance to secure funding.
WWW were thrilled to have the opportunity to participate in this annual event and were very proud recipients of $1,400 worth of donations.
The funds will be used to help pay the rent for our warehouse – our new home and centre of our operations. The warehouse is absolutely vital for WWW to be able to continue to support the growing number of asylum seekers in Melbourne’s west. Without it we would be unable to accept, sort, store and distribute the donations offered up by our generous community. We are so grateful to the organisations that donated to get us closer to our fundraising goal of a year’s rent for the warehouse:
Aspendale Gardens – Edithvale Community Bank Branch
She Will Shine
Railway Hotel Yarraville
Inner West Community Enterprises
Collins & Co
Casa Di Tutti
Vault Cafe Bar Restaurant
Sweeney Estate Agents Yarraville
The Yarraville Club
Please help us to get even closer to our goal and donate now at https://www.givenow.com.au/westwelcomewagonhome
Refugee Week – Sunday 18 June – Saturday 24 June 2017
During Refugee Week, WWW will be participating in two events.
The Refugee Advocate
Location: Newport Community Hub
The night will host Inspiring advocates who will share their story in making a positive contribution to the lives of Refugees and Asylum Seekers.
WWW will be there with an information stall and our volunteers will be there providing information about what WWW do.
Friday 23rd June
Location: Laverton Community Hub
Bringing together refugees and asylum seekers living in Hobsons Bay as well as service providers supporting individuals from refugee backgrounds to celebrate the Refugee Week through showcasing of fashion from different cultures.
WWW will be there with a stall with brochures and other information of what WWW offer.
Please come say hello to our friendly volunteers at the events if you are attending.
SUPPORT WEST WELCOME WAGON AND BUY A 2017/2018 ENTERTAINMENT BOOK!
The Entertainment™ Book, and the Entertainment™ Digital Membership, are your guide to the most popular restaurants, attractions, shopping, travel and more, all with valuable up to 50% off and 2-for-1 offers.
We love the digital version but you can also collect hard copies from Seddon.
To order, simply click here.
Bright Star Kids
Some super cute ideas gift from Bright Star Kids! Don’t forget to add ‘West Welcome Wagon’ as the group you support as we get a percentage of all profits
Know someone that needs to be spoiled? Check out the new range of personalized wooden jigsaw puzzles!
Check out the whole range of designs here: Bright Star Kids Personalised Wooden Jigsaw Puzzles
Join the West Welcome Wagon Co-Op to purchase all of your sustainable and ethical toiletry needs. You can purchase Who Gives a Crap toilet paper, paper towel, and tissues. You can also purchase Tsuno sanitary pads.
Both of these companies are environmentally conscious, and their support for our organisation and global social environmental needs are heartwarming.
All items via the Co-Op are cheaper than buying direct, and proceeds (as well as extra items) raised go to WWW.
Click here to place your order now!