Project Compassion 2011

Project Compassion 2011

Western Australia Minister for Community Services Robyn McSweeney

Launch Of 2011 Project Compassion Appeal

Victor P Taffa

Community Services Minister Robyn McSweeney is urging West Australians to contribute generously to the annual Caritas Australia Project Compassion Appeal.

The Minister will officially launch the annual appeal today at a function at Parliament House.

“Project Compassion is one of Australia’s major humanitarian fundraising campaigns.” Mrs. McSweeney said.

“Money raised will enable Caritas to carry on its work as one of the world’s biggest aid and development agencies.”

Last year’s Project Compassion Appeal raised $9.3 Million for Caritas Projects. This year’s appeal aims to raise $10.7 Million.

Mrs. McSweeney said the money raised would help get new projects off the ground, allow existing projects to continue, and assist with emergency response, ensuring Caritas Australia can respond immediately to natural disasters or humanitarian crisis situations.

“Here in WA, Caritas is working to reduce the incidence of diabetes and obesity in remote areas of the Kimberley, and supports the Kids Future Club in Derby, which provides valuable development opportunities for the children involved.” Mrs. McSweeney said.

The Project Compassion appeal begins on Sunday, March 6 and continues until April 24.