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The Welcome Group Inc.

The Welcome Group is for those who want to extend a welcome to refugees via every day acts and who want to help humanise the refugee debate. 

To support refugees and humanise the refugee debate

We are a non-political community focused group that aims to have a direct impact on the support of newly arrived refugees.

The Welcome Group Inc deliver programs to support newly arrived refugees in the community working with case managers to ensure we are helping the most in need. We don’t reinvent the wheel but work with existing organisations under a strengths based model of empowerment to fill service gaps. 

Our simple goal is to introduce Victorians to their new neighbours to extend a message of welcome. 

We currently have the following programs:

Bridging the Gaps: material aid donation exchange

Created in Welcome: an arts based program that humanises refugees, creates creative outlets for refugees and hosts activities for the general public to welcome refugees

Green Thumbs: kitchen garden and food bank supplies

Share the Music: music exchange program

School of Welcome: a program for teachers to develop and present curriculum about refugees and asylum seeking as well as engaging schools to support our programs

We also welcome people with refugee and migrant backgrounds in our Community Team to help us with translation, cultural knowledge and cultural group engagement. Email us if you want to help with this.

We are working on a variety of projects and welcome any volunteer with time, space, energy to help out. If you have an idea then post away. If you can offer some time to coordinate, donate, share our posts, and generally spread the word of welcome then you are helping to change the conversation and welcome refugees. 

What now: 
Like our page for news and updates and challenges to participate in. Sharing our posts is helping to educate our community on the facts not the myths.

Email us at: 
- If you are interested in delivering items to homes email a copy of your Working With Children Check and add us to your organisations for alerts
- If you want to sign up to our newsletter

Read attached files and pinned posts for guidelines on the way our programs operate and how you can help. 

If you would like to donate money for our truck hauls and items for donations then please email us at welcome@thewelcomegroup with details. Donations over $2 are tax deductible status.

Bendigo Bank
The Welcome Group Inc
BSB: 633000 
Account: 151528460 

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