St Margaret's News July 2016 - Page 6

Give Hope – Uniting Reproduced from the Presbytery Website: Many congregations have expressed a desire to support asylum seekers in a practical way and Give Hope’s Winter Voucher Appeal is an opportunity to do this. The following information is taken from their website: http://givehope.org.au/get_involved/ winter-voucher-appeal-2016. Through a partnership with Settlement Services International (SSI ), the Give Hope Campaign, is launching the Winter Voucher Appeal from 1st July – 31st August. It’s easy to get involved in the Give Hope-SSI Winter Voucher Appeal. Simply purchase a gift card listed below either in-store or online, to the amount of your choice, and send it to the Give Hope Team by the end of August. We’ll then pass these on to SSI for distribution to the people and families in need. SSI works with over 5,000 asylum seekers from a diverse range of religious and ethnic backgrounds. Where to purchase Gift Cards (scroll down for important tips when purchasing online). Follow these links to: 1. Gift Cards for basic needs (e.g. groceries, toiletries, pharmaceuticals, petrol, clothing) Woolworths Everyday Gift Card (for a range of different stores) Woolworths Groceries Online Gift Card (for those wanting to buy groceries online and have them delivered) Coles Group and Myer Gift Card (for a range of different stores) Priceline Pharmacy Gift Card Westfield Gift Card Visa Cash Card (great for emergencies) which can be purchased from the Post Office or online 2. Gift Cards for treats (e.g. special outings, activities, sporting equipment) Cinema Gift Card: Event Cinemas or Hoyts Bowling Gift Cards: AMF or Strike Bowling Rebel Sport Gift Card 3. Opal Card for transport You could purchase an Opal Card, from a convenience store or newsagency, with cash loaded onto it for asylum seekers needing to use public transport but having no money to do so. St Margaret's News 6 July 2016