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09 Mar

Illawarra Day of Dance and Culture a success

On 5 March, more than 300 women and children came together to celebrate NSW Women’s Week and our collective values of diversity, equity and…

09 Mar

The latest at SCARF – March 2023

UPDATES & NEWS Dear << Test First Name >>, First and foremost, we would like to extend our condolences to the families and friends of…

21 Dec

The latest at SCARF – December 2022

As we draw near to the end of the year, I’d like to start by thanking our supporters, Champions of Welcome, volunteers, donors, staff…

21 Nov

Accelerate HER initiative mentors Figtree High Schools students

Accelerate HER is part of the ‘Lead the Way’ program, a collaborative youth leadership initiative which supports the next generation of community leaders, designed…

09 Nov

Raise money for SCARF with the Savvy Survivor fitness challenge

Savvy Fitness has chosen SCARF as the charity for the Maguire and McInerney Savvy Survivor in Wollongong from 11-17 December 2022. 

07 Nov

The latest at SCARF – November 2022

We have been busy during the last month, starting 4 programs and organising a number of activities during Mental Health Month.   The big news…

02 Nov

SCARF says farewell to Sophie-May

Sophie-May first started volunteering with SCARF in 2013 as a home tutor. In 2018 joined the staff team as the diversity and inclusion officer, delivering workshops in schools and…

19 Oct

SCARF part of million-dollar funding boost for community wellbeing

SCARF is one of 76 organisations proudly taking part in a $4 million initiative by the NSW Government to improve community connections and wellbeing…

05 Oct

The latest at SCARF – September 2022

It’s been a busy month at SCARF with many programs running and the Illawarra transformed for the UCI World Cycle championships. Although I’m not…

19 Sep

Join us for the big SCARF trivia night 2022!

Join us for a fun-filled night of games and trivia at the SCARF Refugee Support Trivia Night. Theme: Orange. Prizes for the best interpretation….

15 Sep

Changes to COVID-19 self isolation rules – 15 September 2022

Are you feeling unwell? Get a rapid antigen test (RATs) immediately or PCR if you are at high risk of serious illnesses  Click here…

14 Sep

Shahira Mohseni wins Rotary Young Inspirational Woman for 2022 award

Shahira Mohseni has been named NSW’s Rotary Young Inspirational Woman for 2022 at the Rotary Inspirational Women’s award ceremony on the weekend. Shahira was…

14 Sep

#RideThePast Exhibition now on

Almost everyone can remember when they first learnt to ride a bike and the sense of accomplishment that delivered. Best of all was the…

07 Sep

The latest at SCARF – August 2022

As the days get longer and the weather (hopefully) warms up, SCARF activities are in full swing, with lots of new people, programs and…

31 Aug

We are not safe until we are all safe

There are important steps you should take to protect yourself and those who are most at risk of COVID-19. These steps are: 1. Get…

24 Aug

Let’s all get COVID-19 boosters

COVID-19 boosters are important to make sure the protection from your primary course of COVID-19 vaccines is even stronger and longer lasting. To receive…

27 Jul

The latest at SCARF – July 2022

Last month MCCI/ SCARF celebrated Refugee Week at the Town Hall in collaboration with Red Cross and Wollongong City Council, with this year’s theme…

13 Jul

Get your booster shot to protect against the third wave of COVID-19

We are at the beginning of a third wave of Omicron and a significant rise in COVID-19 infections expected. It is important to protect…

04 Jul

Help us drive change in the world. Donate to SCARF today

“We but mirror the world… If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own…

27 Jun

The latest at SCARF – June 2022

This year we are excited for the return of Refugee Week activities. We are currently planning a Refugee Week (19 June – 25 June) morning tea…