Home Start Foundation: A non-profit Christian organization helping people re-establish a home. They receive donations of lightly-used household furniture and create a comfortable home environment for those in need. It costs only $260.00 to furnish a home. HomeStart Foundation is currently taking furniture and financial donations, find out how to donate here.
The Red Cross: a national charity that responds to a variety of national and international crises each year, and is at this moment involved in over 188 missions around the world. Currently, donations are needed to continue Red Cross aid in both the conflict affected countries and the countries receiving refugees. Make a one-time donation or set up a monthly donation plan here.
Donate to an Immigrant services agency in your local area: With over 193 unique immigrant services centres across BC, there are countless ways to get involved and donate to projects you feel passionate about. Find the closest one to you here.
Donate to a Sponsorship Agreement Holder (SAH) in your area: SAH’s hold an agreement with the Government of Canada to sponsor refugees and help support their immigration to Canada. Find the closest one to you here.
Syrian Refugee Support Fund – The Canadian Council for Refugees has established a Syrian Refugee Support Fund to help support the settlement of Syrian refugees in Canada. Find out more here.
United Nations Development Program – Join the UN team and get involved! Use your creativity and passion to take an active role by fundraising, donating or spreading awareness. Find out more here.
If you are interested in donating time rather than money, you can find a local organization in your area here and start getting involved today.
Interested in seeing what others in British Columbia are doing to support refugees? Check out the “Success Stories” page on the Refugee Hub.