Social Justice

Williamstown Emergency Relief

Food gifts are collected each Sunday for Williamstown Emergency Relief.

 

Asylum Seekers

On the last Sunday of the month our donations are collected for the Asylum Seekers Resource Centre. Most of these people who are on Temporary Protection Visas don’t have work rights or access to government assistance.

If possible please bring items such as:

  • Long life milk
  • Tins of tuna
  • Tins of fruit, tomatoes
  • Toiletries, nappies, train, telephone cards

to the service or church office to assist those in need.

Amnesty International Logo

Human rights are the basic freedoms and protections that people are entitled to simply because they are human beings

By becoming a member of amnesty international you can join a local group in Williamstown to work towards bringing human rights to all, regardless of race, sex, religion and country.

Fairtrade logo

The term Fairtrade refers to an independently audited product certification and labelling system that ensures those who grow and produce coffee get a fair go. It does this by:

  • Paying farmers and workers a fair price for their work
  • Helping them gain skills and knowledge to develop their businesses in the global economy
  • Providing a certification and labelling system to ensure Fairtrade standards are met and that the benefits of Fairtrade get back to the farmer who produced the product

Fairtrade also means farmers and communities can:

  • Use improved environmental methods
  • Establish democratic associations or co-operatives to start local community development projects from the proceeds of Fairtrade
  • Have access to low-cost credit and technical assistance
  • Receive a social premium that supports community projects.

You can purchase Fair Trade tea and coffee locally from:
Pump Organic Grocery shop – 24 Ballarat St Yarraville and
Replenish – 20 Douglas Parade Williamstown

Coles, Safeway and Bi-Lo stock a selected range

For more information, visit http://www.oxfam.org.au/campaigns/fair-trade/