The Ku-ring-gai Refugee Welcome Pack Appeal is a whole of community effort to provide a Welcome Pack to Syrian refugees resettling in Australia. This page will provide you with information on how you can get involved and help.
Donations are now closed
We are no longer accepting donations for the Ku-ring-gai Refugee Welcome Pack Appeal.
If you would like to still donate or get involved further there are a number of organisations that are doing wonderful work in supporting refugees.
Community Migrant Resource Centre
Settlement Services Australia
Australia for UNHCR
We are very happy to share the news that the Ku-ring-gai Refugee Welcome Pack Appeal has both achieved and exceeded its target!
A HUGE thank you to everyone who has contributed. With the community's support over 200 Welcome Packs have been created, comprising of essential items such as toiletries, toys, sporting equipment, first aid kits, books and school kits.
We are working with the Community Migrant Resource Centre (CMRC) and Settlement Services Australia (SSI) to ensure that the Welcome Packs are provided to refugees upon arrival in Australia. The first few families have started to arrive and it is expected that this will increase in the upcoming months.
We will keep this page updated on any developments.
About the refugee crisis
According to the UN, over half of all Syrian refugees are under 18. That is an entire generation of children being exposed to war and violence and increasingly deprived of basic services, education and protection.
Over the next 20 months, NSW will be receiving around 6,000 additional refugees that are primarily fleeing from conflict in Syria. The Commonwealth Government will give priority to women, children and families who have been displaced by conflict and have the least prospect of returning safely to their homes.
Various government agencies and migrant support groups will assist families on arrival, but there will still be a need for local communities to provide assistance.
Syrian refugee crisis fact sheet (pdf. 658KB)
Refugee Council of Australia fact sheets
Australia's Response to the Syrian and Iraqi refugee crisis (pdf. 170KB)
Thank you to our partners
This initiative would not be possible without the wonderful support and partnership of the following organisations.
Appeal documents and resources
Refugee Welcome Pack Appeal - Individuals
Refugee Welcome Pack Appeal - Business Sponsorship
Refugee Welcome Pack Appeal - Churches and community groups
Letter to members
Refugee Welcome Pack Appeal - Schools
Letter to parents
Refugee Welcome Pack Appeal - Sporting Groups
Letter to members