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Food & Blanket Drive

Each year, with the help of the community, ARA collects food, toiletries and new blankets to support our clients over the cold winter months. The Food and Blanket Drive is a practical way to show your support with your donation going directly to those that need it the most. Donations can be delivered to ARA's Underdale or Salisbury Office between 9am and 5pm from Monday to Friday. If you would like to hold a drive at your school, business, family

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How much is the future worth?

What do you get for $200 in 2017? A nice pair of shoes, a good meal at a fancy restaurant, or a camera? At the Australian Refugee Association $200 gives a future to children who have had to leave their homes for many different reasons. There is a unique challenge for new arrivals who have to attend school, some come to Australia as the head of their household, burdened with the responsibility of adulthood, despite their young age. All of a sudden

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Shoulder to shoulder but worlds apart

Yesterday I visited a school in Adelaide. I was there to watch an assembly for a selection of classes in the afternoon. It was an assembly just any other. As part of National Youth Week the children had already spent the day doing various activities, as is normally the case during the last few weeks of a school term. They were already restless and excited. The teachers stood at the back of the hall, like silent sentinels watching the kids, talk and

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Position Vacant: Fundraising Officer

Fundraising Officer - Position Description The Australian Refugee Association (ARA) is a community-based South Australian organisation that provides settlement support for people of refugee and migrant backgrounds. ARA's programs offer support in the areas of settlement, migration, employment, accommodation and education, in addition to mentoring new and emerging communities. The position of Fundraising Officer supports ARA through marketing activities,

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