Canada Caring - Helping Refugees

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

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

Join our Canada Cares  on Facebook

Article in the New Yorker about refugees on Lesvos - 

Thank you for caring!

Laurie & Ellen

  • Brenda Santa Maria 
    • $50 
    • 32 mos
  • sue marsh 
    • $200 
    • 36 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 36 mos
  • Kerry Roulston 
    • $50 
    • 36 mos
  • Thaliyadath Ravindranath 
    • $100 
    • 44 mos
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Laurie Cooper 
North Vancouver, BC