Giving with meaning

A charity auction for the ASRC, exhibitions for artists in Myanmar and a 'slam dunk' where you can donate pre-loved garments, here are some ways to give with meaning.

On 10 February, Melbourne’s Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) announced that it is in danger of closing down as ‘a reduction in donations, the rising cost of living and the continued independence from Federal Government funding’ means that the organisation can now only see six weeks into the future of its operations.

With over 97% people seeking asylum in Australia having no access to integral social support systems, for the past 21 years, the ASRC has provided refugees with the rights to basic necessities, including housing, food, medicine, lawyers, education and employment.

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Celina Lei is an arts writer and editor at ArtsHub. She acquired her M.A in Art, Law and Business in New York with a B.A. in Art History and Philosophy from the University of Melbourne. She has previously worked across global art hubs in Beijing, Hong Kong and New York in both the commercial art sector and art criticism. Most recently she took part in drafting NAVA’s revised Code of Practice - Art Fairs. Celina is based in Naarm/Melbourne. Instagram: @lleizy_