Greetings and welcome to the October 2015 newsletter!
Our funding campaign has been underway since August and I would again like to thank all those subscribers that have supported A Dollar A Day To Keep AFFMA Underway to date. The campaign has started slowly, now is the time to really ramp things up and donate whatever you can to support our cause.
Damaging ramifications of the first federal budget has affected the not-for-profit organizations
As discussed in the CEO message in the past few issues, AFFMA has recently entered its third operational year since establishment in 2013. AFFMA began just before the current Government’s infamous first federal budget.
The damaging ramifications of that budget on the not-for-profit sector continue to affect all similar organisations, causing internal strain and instability for workers, volunteers and clients alike in social justice industries.
The future viability and capacity of this organisation remains at risk due to the fiscal conditions facing both state and federal governments.
Your help is needed now to continue to allow AFFMA to provide assistance and advice to those asylum seekers and refugees most in need
As mentioned last month, the initial private funding that assisted with the creation of the organisation in 2013 has been thoroughly depleted. The continued provision of vital services to vulnerable groups of men, women and children, requires your assistance now.
AFFMA reiterates its call for all our newsletter subscribers, small businesses and the general public to get on board with our A Dollar a Day to Keep AFFMA Underway campaign which began on Tuesday 01 September 2015.
Please forward this email on to friends, colleagues and family members to widen AFFMA’s reach of potential donors.
AFFMA has been requesting the equivalent of a $1 a day donation for a period of 120 days to enable us to continue our pro bono, fee-free, life changing humanitarian work. If such a commitment is unaffordable, please donate any amount you can.
Donations over $2 are tax-deductible and all money raised will allow AFFMA to continue to act for some of the most vulnerable global citizens searching for protection and safety within our multicultural communities.
AFFMA does not pay wages to its staff
I am also pleased to announce that AFFMA is offering Leadership and Business Success Coaching Sessions to small businesses free of charge (previously $165). Check our articles to find out more.
Furthermore, our new Chuffed campaign can be accessed here: https://chuffed.org/project/free-migration-advice-for-refugees-and-asylum-seekers
Thank you again in advance for your kind support.
Joël Gédéon, JP