Established in August 2012, the Australian Relief Organisation Limited (ARO) is a voluntary, nonprofit and non-government organisation that is involved in development, relief, and advocacy activities both locally and internationally. It is endorsed as deductible gift recipient (DGR) and hence is able to provide tax deductible receipts to donations that support its local projects and operations.

Local Activities

ARO is working towards overcoming social exclusion of the people in aged care centers, hospitals, correction facilities, rehabilitation and detention centers, assisting the elderly, sick, disabled and needy, assisting the orphaned, abandoned and destitute children, assisting the rehabilitation of the people affected by alcohol abuse, substance abuse and gambling addiction.

People from all ages, backgrounds and professions can volunteer with ARO.

ARO’s recent local work includes assisting the victims of NSW Bushfires.  With ceremony held in May 2014, ARO handed over the proceeds of its bushfire appeal to the Rainbow Preschool in Winmalee as its back yard was burnt down during bushfires that affected the Blue Mountains area.

ARO also operates a charity shop at its headquarters located at Unit 2, 10 Newton Street South, Auburn NSW 2144, where it sells new and pre loved clothing, shoes, jewelry, gifts, toys, homeware and manchester.

At its premises, ARO also welcomes clothing donations from women, men, children of all ages, as it organises clothing appeals to needy countries.

International Activities

In the international context, ARO is engaged in the following activities:

Qurban Appeal : Meat donations to the needy overseas

Fitr, Zaqat, Sadaqa Donations : Alms to poor overseas

Ramadan Iftars and Food Packs : Providing iftar meals and food packs to the needy overseas

Development Activities : Establishment of orphanages, schools, hospitals, aged care centres, public facilities and public utility services

Sponsorship Appeals : Financial support to orphans and needy students overseas

Emergency Human Aid Relief : Providing monetary assistance for those affected by natural disasters, wars and regional conflicts

Clothing Appeals : Distribution of new and second hand clothing to the needy overseas

Current Projects and Appeals

At present, the Australian Relief Organisation is running the following projects and appeal campaings:

2014 Ramadan Appeal – Collecting iftar and food pack donations, which will be distributed in Asian countries

Bosnia Flood Appeal – Collecting donations for the victims of Bosnian floods

Soma Mine Explosion Appeal – Collecting donations for mine explosion victims and families in Turkey

Water Wells – Establishment of water wells to provide clean water solutions to global communities

Orphanage Refurbishment – Collecting donations to refurbish an orphanage in Cambodia where 77 orphans reside

Orphan Sponsorships – Collecting sponsorhips to support orphans and needy students overseas

For more information, visit www.aro.org.au / projects / ongoing projects / international

Donations

Support our local operations and activities:

Bank:ANZ Bank, Auburn Branch

BSB:012 220

Acct Number:3818 66237

Acct Name: Australian Relief Organisation

Ref:Name Surname

Donations over $2 or more are tax deductible to this account.

Support our international activities and campaigns:

Bank ANZ Bank, Auburn Branch

BSB 012 220

Acct Number:3818 66288

Acct Name:Australian Relief Organisation

Ref:Name Surname

After your donation, please contact us for your receipt.

Contact AddressUnit 2, 10 Newton Street South, Auburn NSW 2144

Tel02 8065 8469

Web   www.aro.org.au

Email  info@aro.org.au

Operating Hours (Donations, Charity Shop and Clothing Donations)

Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm

Saturday 10 am to 4 pm