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Bringing love and hope to refugees

How to support our progressive friends at the Indooroopilly Uniting Church, Brisbane with their Refugee Clinic and Food Bank which is now battling to meet the needs of 653 adults and 137 children:

Many people have become  aware of the active role  of the Indooroopilly Uniting Church in supporting innocent victims of  cruel federal asylum seeker policies. 

Some have volunteered, others have brought donations of goods and deposited funds. 

No one dreamt it would take more than seven years, yet over 100 men are today incarcerated in a suburban hotel, without freedom, or the right to  work, or  to reunion with close family –  and into their eighth year of indefinite  immigration detention. 

Others, including families are living in limbo, uncertain of their future.  There are standing offers from citizens to accommodate in our community and help  the Kangaroo Point  men, but all we see and hear is political recalcitrancy 

Denied income support, and access to Jobkeeper and Jobseeker because of their immigration status, law abiding people are now in dire straits. It is poverty  and despair like I have never seen.   

They come to the Food Pantry at our church for basic food – rice , cooking oil, bread, milk and whatever fruit and vegetables are collected  from FoodBank in Morningside. With donations, we provide when we can, food vouchers  which grant some dignity to people who have no income .

Do it now!

A DIRECT DONATION by bank transfer is greatly appreciated! 

  • Indooroopilly Uniting Church Parish : BSB  034 063   ACCOUNT   510 468 ***Reference: REFUGEE SUPPORT***
  • OR  post a cheque   made out to:

Indooroopilly Uniting Church – Refugee Support Group     

P O Box 47, Indooroopilly 4068  74 Station Road Indooroopilly 4068

  • OR  post – or drop- in a VOUCHER:

Food- only vouchers from Woolworths, Coles, Aldi, IGA  

  • OR donate  non perishable food   

Volunteers collect perishables from FoodBank  every Thursday

Our church pantry serves the poor, the homeless   and asylum seekers /refugees

Contact details for further enquiries:

INDOOROOPILLY UNITING CHURCH      74 Station Road Indooroopilly

PH 38789535      email:  ipilly@bigpond.com

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