Get involved

From Australia or America, There are two main ways you can help:

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Financial Assistance

Most refugees arrive in the United States with no financial means and several thousand dollars of debt – the US government requires them to repay the cost of the airfare from their detention centre. 

There are a range of financial needs refugees may have: from winter clothing to emergency accommodation; books for children to mental health treatment following years of detention; money for English classes or an affordable laptop. Every bit counts. 

Ads-Up will be hosting fundraisers, which you can be involved with by signing up to our mailing list below. 

US donations over $100 are tax deductible and urgently needed, please give today

Social Network

There are over 100,000 Australians living all around the United States and only 1,250 expected refugees. If we work together, we can make a real difference.

Our effort to build a US-based support network is where we are really hoping the Aussie disapora will step up and show the world what caring and generous people we are.

We can connect you to a refugee in your area. Your level of involvement is totally up to you, but perhaps you might:

  • Grab a coffee together

  • Help them prep for a driving test

  • Show them around their new city

  • Connect them to your community and help with entry-level jobs

  • Be a referee to vouch for them at a job interview

  • Be a referee for accomodation applications

  • Be a friendly face to welcome them to their new city!

 

Join our email list

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Join Us

By joining our mailing list you're joining a network of supporters across Australia and the United States. If you want to help out, that's fantastic! If you just want to get our newsletter, that's great too. 

We'll send you newsletter-style updates and let you know if there's a refugee near you.  If you're signing up from Australia, we may be able to connect you with refugees to provide assistance remotely.

Sign up and stay tuned – we promise we won't clog your inbox.

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Eg. 'I own a bakery and may be able to hire a local refugee' –– 'I'm a computer skills teacher and can donate my time' –– 'I'm a psychologist and can donate my services' –– 'I'm an immigration specialist and can offer pro-bono family reunification assistance' -- 'I have an old laptop I would like to donate'
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