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Settlement Services International

The Staples Bag Care Packages

The Staples Bag Care Packages

As a result of the global pandemic and the recent turbulent events in Afghanistan, many of our participants are in much need of support to survive. Having los...

australia > NSW > metro
01/04/2020 > 29/09/2030


  • Individual/family services & support
  • Community and economic development


  • Asylum seekers, refugees, migrants and people from CALD backgrounds
  • People experiencing socio-economic disadvantage or vulnerability


As a result of the global pandemic and the recent turbulent events in Afghanistan, many of our participants are in much need of support to survive. Having lost jobs, being unemployed for over a year or having to flee their country has caused financial barriers to accessing basic human right.

The Staples Bag Care Packages aims to ease the financial burden that are participants feel through this difficult time. These Packages are designed to cover the cost of and deliver basic and long-lasting food staples, personal hygiene products, and toys/activity items for children – with no cost to the receiving participants.

The individual Care Package is worth $30 and a family care package is worth $50.


This project aims to be ongoing with no end date, becoming an ingrained sustainable initiative of SSI's ongoing projects. Our expectation is that it will become sustainable enough to bridge the gaps from government funding that is often unaccounted for.

To be sustainable and make an impact on the community, The Care Packages goal aims to deliver a minimum of 250 packages a month to our participants, this number is based on what we have achieved since the establishment and the number of participants.

250 Care Packages x 105 Cost per Care Package = 26,250 Coast per month

Profile of Settlement Services International

Settlement Services International

SSI is a community organisation and social business that supports newcomers and other Australians to achieve their full potential. We work with all people who have experienced vulnerability, including refugees, people seeking asylum and culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities, to build capacity and enable them to overcome inequality.

SSI draws on its expertise and experience to advocate for the people and communities it serves. Through the work we do, we empower people to change their lives. Through our advocacy and representation, we influence ideas and policy.


TOTAL BUDGET: $491,857
Funding sourceAmount
Specific campaign appeal online page (ongoing)$4,000
Allianz Insurance Australia Donation$10,000
General donations received$20,000
External community group fundraiser$18,570
Funding gap (unconfirmed)$15,000
Expense itemAmount
Long lasting food staple items per bag$1,674,570
Personal Hygiene Products per bag$9,860
Toys/Activity books for children per bag$7,580

Support The Staples Bag Care Packages

Got a question about this project or ready to contribute? Contact our Philanthropy & Impact Team.


As a broker of change, we invite social change initiatives to apply for funding. Eligible proposals are shared with our giving community via our Granting Opportunities directory.