Reaching Out Assisting Refugees

ROAR

We have a wonderful opportunity to help bring an LGBTQ refugee experiencing persecution to safety in Nanaimo. An anonymous donor has agreed to match donations, dollar for dollar, to a maximum of $5,000 received by December 27, 2020. 

 

In-person fundraising events have been a challenge for ROAR during the COVID-19 pandemic. But the need for LGBTQ refugee settlement is greater than ever. 

 

This holiday season please consider a charitable gift to support the work of ROAR and help bring an LGBTQ refugee to safety. For residents of the greater Nanaimo area who make a donation of $50 or more, upon request, ROAR will also deliver to your door a special greeting card that acknowledges the gift you made. You can personalize it and send it on to a friend. Or, upon request, ROAR will send an email or card to the recipient acknowledging your gift. 

 

A new sponsorship group is forming to welcome a sixth refugee to our community. Every dollar donated is used solely for that purpose. ROAR is entirely a volunteer organization. 

Ways to donate

E-transfer - Through your bank send an e-transfer to donatebrechin@shaw.ca 

Include the words ‘Refugee Fund’ and your email address in the message box. 

 

We will contact you to ask for your name and address for donations of $25 or more in order to send you a charitable tax receipt. For donations of $50 or more, we will also ask if you wish to have a greeting card or email sent to yourself or a friend or loved one acknowledging your donation on their behalf.

 

 

Cheque - Your cheque of $25 or more payable to “Brechin United Church – Refugee Fund” is eligible for a charitable tax receipt at the end of the year. Send it early to be received by December 27, in time for eligible matching funds. 

 

For donations of $25 or more, provide your address and email address to receive a charitable tax receipt. For donations of $50 or more, let us know if you wish to have a physical gift card or email sent to yourself or a friend or loved one acknowledging your donation on their behalf.

 

Send your cheque to:

ROAR

5306 Lost Lake Road

Nanaimo BC V9T 5E8

Donate Online via Canadahelps.org

The Canada Helps website is another option for donations:

 

- Go to the Brechin United Church Nanaimo page.

- Click the drop-down box under ‘Apply your donation to a fund set up by this charity’ 

- Select Refugee Fund – ROAR

 

For donations of $50 or more, let us know if you wish to have a greeting card or email sent to yourself or a friend acknowledging your donation on their behalf. Add that request in the ‘Send a message to this charity (optional)’ box. 

 

CanadaHelps also allows for monthly donations.

 

Mailing address:

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5306 Lost Lake Road 
Nanaimo BC V9T 5E8
Canada

We acknowledge that for thousands of years the Snuneymuxw people have walked gently on the unceded territories where we now live, work and play. We seek a relationship with the first peoples here based in honour and respect, and we thank them for their hospitality. 

©2019 by ROAR - Reaching Out Assisting Refugees.