Oftentimes we want to help others, but it’s not always accessible, or we think that our effort won’t be enough. We’re here to say that your helping hand is more than enough, and that a little effort goes a long way.
Refugees come to Australia with nothing, so the tinies effort from you makes the biggest difference to them.
We’ve compiled 5 easy ways you can help out today!
1. Shop Ethical Fashion
Fashion enterprises like The Social Studio and The Social Outfit are making a statement with not only their cool prints and bold designs, but also the opportunities they provide for refugees and new migrants in Australia. They provide education and a pathway to fashion, retail, design and marketing, while surrounding them with the support and empowerment they need.
2. Celebrate Different Cultures Through Food
3. Say Hello
A smile and a quick chat with a refugee that you happen to meet in the shops, at a café, at the bus or basically anywhere can make a huge difference. These little gestures go a long way for someone who has been forced to leave everything and everyone they loved behind.
There are different charities and refugee help centres that you can volunteer for: you can be Sydney tour buddies with a refugee, research, write and publish articles online, and even help mentor children and teens in school.
5. Donate Food
Nutella is on special for half price??!!… I should get it… oh but I’m on a diet… but it’s half price! grr but I told myself no more sweets. But half price is too good not to buy!!
Have you ever had an inner battle like this? Well now you can buy that jar of Nutella and donate it to a donation grocery shop that helps refugees and others in need of daily groceries. Food and Goods ASRC and The Inconvenience Store are grocery stores for refugees and others that need extra help in getting their weekly grocery essentials.
It’s one thing to wish to help, it’s another to actually take action. We hope these five steps pave the way for you to help our refugee brothers and sisters in need.
Written by: Caroline Martinez