A gift in your Will can leave a profound and lasting impact on the lives of people seeking asylum in the community.
Leaving a gift of any size, plays a vital role in ensuring the ASRC can continue to protect, support and empower people seeking asylum so they can advance their own futures. Importantly, gifts in Wills help the ASRC build capacity to advocate for people seeking asylum and drive change. By including the ASRC in your Will, you can create a lasting legacy to uphold human rights for people seeking asylum and a commitment to fostering a more compassionate Australia.
Founded 19 years ago, the ASRC is Australia’s largest human rights organisation providing support to people seeking asylum. We are an independent not-for-profit organisation whose programs support and empower people seeking asylum to maximise their own physical, mental and social well being. We champion the rights of people seeking asylum and mobilise a community of compassion to create lasting social and policy change. The ASRC movement is proudly supported by a community of committed volunteers and supporters.
To speak to ASRC about leaving a gift in your Will get in touch here.
“I believe that refugees and migrants contribute mightily to our social and economic fabric in Australia. I am the daughter of a refugee, and have benefited from the past welcome that Australia gave to people needing a new life. My mother and my grandmother always maintained that Australia was a generous country and that as refugees they were lucky in their choice. I grew up with a sense that Australia was a fair, open-minded and welcoming country. The Government has turned its back on it material and financial responsibilities with mean spirited and cruel policies which leave refugees and asylum seekers without support and the community ignorant of what is happening. However the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre has taken up the slack. It supports asylum seekers directly and also provides a strong advocacy voice to the community and governments. I have been lucky in my life and want to make sure that this valuable work and message of humanity continues.” – Margaret Rasa
“The ASRC is the only reason I am here today. They are everything, they are my family, they saved my life. I would have been a dead man without them. I came here in 2008 and got my protection visa in 2015. In that time, ASRC provided me with all types of support, for my mental health, legal representation, food, a job at ASRC Cleaning.
But they also gave me so much more than these things.
They believed in me, gave me courage to live and they understood what I was going through. I used to finish work every day and go home to cry. Now I am here, smiling, happy, because of them. God sends you to good people when you are in trouble and God sent me to ASRC. Now I have permanent protection in Australia and I am running my own business.
Because I am safe, I can now support my family, including my son who I haven’t seen since he was a baby. Because I survived, I want to help another generation to survive. I am also donating my profits to help kids in Africa with pencils and books and other things. The ASRC gave me my life back. And not only mine, but thousands behind me and in front of me. I would do anything for ASRC. I am now safe and happy because of them.” — Mohamed, former member of the ASRC (2008–2015).
If you would like our Gifts in Wills guide mailed out to you or if you have any further questions about leaving a gift in your Will to the ASRC, please complete the form below and our Key Supporter Coordinator Lili will be in touch. Alternatively, you can reach Lili on 1300 692 772 or email firstname.lastname@example.org