Canada Caring - Helping Refugees

$13,441 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 84 people in 45 months

We all saw the image of the little boy on the beach and our hearts broke a little.  We felt sad and helpless.  What could we do?

Every day thousand of refugees arrive on the island of Lesvos in Greece but there are currently no major aid organizations taking care of them. 

The people who greet the refugees on the beach and provide dry clothing and food are all local residents and volunteers from around the world who have travelled on their own to help the refugees.

On November 15th, Laurie Cooper and Ellen Fulton are travelling to Greece to spend two weeks helping in the refugee camps.  We are covering our own travel expenses, but we could use your help.


How can you help?

- Donate funds to help the group buy the supplies they need - food, blankets, tents, clothing

- Donate badly needed items - emergency blankets, rain ponchos, warm socks.

-Join us on the trip!  If you would like to find out how you can volunteer in Greece, please contact us or visit 
http://lesvosvolunteers.com

You can find out more about the work we will be doing here:  

Join our Canada Cares  on Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/groups/918609831508369/

Article in the New Yorker about refugees on Lesvos -  http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/an-island-of-refugees 

Thank you for caring!

Laurie & Ellen

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Thank you SO much to everyone who has donated money. Due to your generosity, we have almost reached our initial goal of $2000, so we have increased our goal.

Please share the link on your FB page. We are very happy to be able to bring some warmth, food and comfort to these people as they start their long journey through Europe.
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Things are going from bad to worse on Lesvos. As the weather worsens, more boats are capsizing and more people are drowning. On the shore, people are wet, cold and hungry.

Ellen Fulton and I will be leaving on November 15th. We will be taking items that are not available on Lesvos - emergency blankets, rain ponchos - and purchasing other items and food when we arrive.

Thank you for your support of our efforts!
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Thanks to my very generous friends, Ed and Cathy, who have committed to donating $1000 to purchase badly needed supplies for the refugees on Lesvos.
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$13,441 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 84 people in 45 months
Created October 22, 2015
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$100
Thaliyadath Ravindranath
7 months ago
$50
Anonymous
7 months ago
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$50
Aprille Gilmore
7 months ago

Thank you for reaching out to and helping Hassan Al Kontar. He is so lucky to land in Canada. Love Canada. Love Canadians. I hope Hassan finds peace, opportunity and love in Vancouver or wherever he eventually settles. Thank you for your many other projects and for keeping the idea of welcoming refugees alive. Best wishes from the US.

$1,000
Anonymous
7 months ago
RM
$50
Randy Mills
7 months ago

Thank you for welcoming Hassan Al Kontar.

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$40
Elaine Wood
13 months ago
FH
$250
Frank Hunter
14 months ago

Hope this helps with the Syrian guy stuck in limbo at an airport

$100
Anonymous
14 months ago
$100
Nitzan Blouin
23 months ago
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On behalf of Paloma

$200
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23 months ago
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