Open Garden (as seen on TV) a huge local success

The Open Garden created and hosted by local Tina van Raay, (as seen on Better Homes & Gardens) was to raise funds for CRS.
CAFÉ MILALA run by young women from Afghanistan served delicious cakes along with coffees and teas all weekend long.

The weekend was a huge success and we thank everyone for their support.

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End-of-Year Message from CRS President Doug Hynd

A Christmas note: On behalf of the Committee I want to thank all the members of CRS for their support and great generosity during 2017, whether in spending time with refugees and asylum seekers, keeping the committee running, organising and participating in fund raising events and giving generously. You are a wonderful group of people.
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CRS Fundraising Dinner – October 2017

The 2017 CRS Fundraising Dinner took place on 12 October 2017 at the Hellenic Club’s Olympus Room, Woden ACT.

Guest speakers were Paul Power, CEO of Refugee Council of Australia (RCoA) and Kim Huynh, a local identity, academic and author. The MC for the evening was the wonderful Alex Sloan, 2017 Canberra Citizen of the Year and former ABC Local Radio 666 presenter.

A report on the evening can be read on the Events page at this link

CRS Family in need

Dear CRS supporter

Your spontaneous generosity over the past few years has enabled us to do a great deal to be good neighbours in assisting asylum seekers and refugees to find a life in Canberra and be supported while their claims are assessed. In the last year the impact of Government policy has been to increase the cost to CRS of providing support. We are now confronted with a case that stretches our resources to the limit. That’s why I am writing to appeal to you for additional financial support. Continue reading