We’ll Be Your New Home and Your First Mate

The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) is currently running its Winter Appeal 2014. Winter proves exceptionally tough for refugees who have little to no income and survive only because of the fantastic assistance the ASRC provides. Here is a message from the ASRC’s CEO, Kon Karapanagiotidis, explaining the importance of the appeal:

As many of you know, I’LL BE YOUR FIRST MATE donates all sales of its merchandise to the ASRC. Thanks so much to those who have already bought merch. For every $1 you’ve spent, the ASRC is able to provide $20 worth of goods and services–especially vital in the colder months. If you have been thinking about purchasing an IBYFM t-shirt or sticker, now would be an extra great time to do it. Here is the link to the IBYFM RedBubble site, where you can view and purchase the designs:


More information about donating to the ASRC’s Winter Appeal can be found here on its website. As one of the refugees featured on the above video states: “The ASRC is already our home…” Please consider supporting the wonderful organisation that becomes the first and often only ‘home’ for refugees in Australia. Please join us on board.