Reaching Out Assisting Refugees
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
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.