We did it !!!!! As a community in Canada we loaded 14 ocean containers to date.
All were exported out to Lebanon already!! and 13 Arrived at the port and were distributed to most vulnerable through our trusted NGOs on ground.
Lebanon Strong Canada is a Canadian Relief Campaign built on a people helping people framework. Our team is working closely with trusted smaller charities on the ground in Lebanon to receive only in-kind donations coming from across Canada. We are devoted to providing the people of Lebanon with essential necessities to help alleviate their suffering.
Our goal is to ship out Ocean Containers filled with first-aid supplies, non-perishable food items, new clothing, Brand New toys, cleaning, and building supplies. We have partnered with a growing list of trusted smaller charities all across Lebanon to each receive a container and handle the distribution. This is why we are different. Our strategy is to help ensure the impact of our campaign is shared among all those in need.
Our campaign is spearheaded by respected community leaders across Canada, working diligently to ensure trust and transparency throughout the campaigns entirety. Dina Bakhit, President of Global Logistics Inc. and Hamsa Diab Farhat, Founder & Executive Director of Taste of the Middle East launched Lebanon Strong to raise awareness around the need to mobilize and to offer a direct resource for people to donate. Their expertise in logistics and non-for-profit work has enabled them to create a trusted and reliable platform.
Our campaign aims to reach the most vulnerable regardless of nationality, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, gender*
Also on the executive team is Julia Chakra, Owner of Julia Chakra Creative Services.
Marina Laccona who leads the Corporate sponsorships.
Together, our team is working continuously to generate support across each stage of the process.
We have secured a variety of donation pick-up and drop-off locations in the GTA and across Canada thanks to the support of over a hundred volunteers.
How to Support:
1- Sponsor a 20ft Container at a discounted fee of CAD $3,000 or 40ft Container $4,000
2- Buy a Lebanon Strong T-Shirt $25/each & support the #WearitforBeirutVictims challenge www.lebanonstrong.ca
3- In Kind Donations Visit our website for what is needed for each container and drop off locations and dates www.lebanonstrong.ca
4- Monetary Donations to cover shipping costs www.lebanonstrong.ca
For Donations and to Sponsor:
Dina Bakhit, International Logistics and Campaign Founder/Manager
E: [email redacted]
+1 (416) [phone redacted]
For Public Relations and Media Inquiries:
Hamsa Diab Farhat, Public Relations and Campaign Founder/Manager
E: [email redacted]
(416) [phone redacted]