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Help us fundraise to make a difference

The Community Migrant Resource Centre (CMRC) is inviting businesses, politicians, community leaders and people from all backgrounds to partake in a fundraising dinner that aims to support the effective settlement and participation of people from refugee and migrant backgrounds.

Ahead of the 20th Anniversary event, the Executive Director of the CMRC, Melissa Monteiro highlights its importance, “the event will celebrate 20 years of the Centre serving refugee and migrant communities, as well as the heritage, culture and contributions of those communities to Australian society.”

Melissa Monteiro also added that “the dinner is aiming to raise funds to establish and develop a social enterprise incubator program for at risk migrant and refugee women as a means for them to have access to gainful employment.”

To be held on the 1st of February at the PARKROYAL Parramatta, this formal event will provide a platform for organisations and individuals to:

·       Meet corporate social responsibility outcomes

·       Network with leaders from various sectors and communities

·       Support the ongoing sustainability of CMRC’s social enterprise projects like the Fair Go Driving School

·       Help the CMRC continue to provide capacity building services to refugee and migrant communities

Guests of Honour will include:

·       The Hon Zed Seselja, Assistant Minister for Social Services and Multicultural Affairs

·       The Hon John Ajaka, Minister for Ageing, Minister for Disability Services and Minister for Multiculturalism

·       Matthew Tukaki , Executive Chairman I Editor in Chief, NewsNow I EntreHub
    Co-Host - "Talking Lifestyle; Second Career" 2UE / Macquarie Radio Network

The formal celebration will feature live entertainment, artistic displays, a 3 course dinner and a live auction to fundraise for a social enterprise incubator for migrant and refugee women.  

Melissa Monteiro reflected on the 20 years of service delivered by the centre, stating that “our vision is a just, equal and inclusive society where individuals are valued, contributing and self-sufficient members of the Australian community.”

The fundraiser is made possible thanks to generous socially conscious and responsible sponsors:

Platinum - EFEX Group
Gold - STARTTS and LDL Pty Ltd
Silver - Westpac Bank, Australian Hearing, Terry Shields Toyota and MMGS Softnet
Bronze - Advantage Salary Packaging, DigiPrint Media, Mobility Engineering, Navitas English, Settlement Service International, Creative Freedom, Sydney Office Cleaning, H&H, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers, Smart Talent Group, All in One Property Services

 

Event Information

Date: Wednesday 1st of February 2017

Time: 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM AEDT

Location: PARKROYAL Parramatta, 30 Phillip Street, Parramatta, NSW 2150
 

For further information contact

BAHRAM MIA
COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND COMMUNICATIONS
E. bahram.mia@cmrc.com.au P. (02) 9687 9901   

Published: 25 January, 2017