Take a look at the exciting developments of our organisation.
19 July 2016 – A Warehouse for the Wagon
“We are thrilled to be able to provide such a great service to our local asylum seeker neighbours. It’s such an exciting time for the organisation to be moving towards a more sustainable model where our dedicated coordinators are able to share the load. T he new space will also allow us to assist a greater number of asylum seekers moving forward,” said Marnie Kelly, President of West Welcome Wagon.
9 June 2016 – Wagon Feeds Asylum Seekers This Winter
“Winter is a particularly challenging time of year for asylum seekers. Their extremely limited income has to stretch even further to cover increased utility bills. In many cases they may not have heating, rugs, blankets or even warm clothes,” said West Welcome Wagon President, Marnie Kelly.
31 March 2016 – West Welcome Wagon needs a home to help support asylum seekers
Group founder Mia McGregor said the organisation has struck a chord with western suburbs families who are eager to donate – but it now needs a main collection and distribution point to improve its capabilities. “We continue to be in awe at the generosity of the local community but we are in desperate need of a warehouse with an appropriate amount of floorspace so we can streamline our collection operations,” Ms McGregor said.
11 November 2015 – Toy and Food Drive
The Summer Food Drive and Christmas Toy Appeal has officially kicked off and West Welcome Wagon is seeking help and generosity to make this successful.
13 February 2015 – NEVER AGAIN: LET’S END THE DETENTION OF CHILDREN ONCE AND FOR ALL
Joint statement by Australian organisations and community groups: Joint statement – end detention of children WWW
The Government, Opposition and all members of the Australian Parliament must take immediate action to ensure that all children are released from Australian-funded detention centres, in Australia and Nauru, and to ensure that these policies are never repeated.
13 October 2014 – Hitching hope to a new wagon in the west
The grassroots community organisation helping asylum seekers and refugees to settle in Melbourne’s West has received a boost, with the hand-over of a much needed new trailer.