Help4.ca Project: Empowering Canadians to Help those in Need around the World
About the Help4.ca Project:
The Help4.ca Project was established in 2013. It is an ad hoc, grassroots project launched by a group of concerned Canadians to step forward and actively help those in need around the world. These efforts are accomplished through ad hoc fundraising as well as letter writing campaigns to media and government.
We began our efforts in early 2013 with a major awareness and fundraising effort to help the innocent people suffering in the Syrian conflict. “It’s too easy to just give a toonie, or write a cheque to a charity,” says Dr. Raza Khan, Project Team Leader. “We plan to take our community’s support and hand deliver it to these suffering people.”
Through our team efforts, nearly $120,000 was raised for the Syrian people. One-hundred-percent of funds raised towards this project were used to purchase 3,045 hygiene kits which were distributed to displaced Syrian families in Irbid and Ramtha, Jordan. In June, 2013, a five-member team from Hamilton - including two youths aged 17 and 15 - travelled to Jordan - at their own expense - to organize, implement and document distribution of these supplies particularly to children and women, the most vulnerable population suffering in the refugee camps. Supplies were distributed irrespective of race, language, religion, ethnic or political affiliation.
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