Life of a Mesopotamian Refugee

For: Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA)
Toronto, ON, Canada
Organizer: ACSSU of Canada
Life of a Mesopotamian Refugee (Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA))
$8,180
of $25,000 goal.
Raised by 79 donors
32% Complete
This fundraiser is closed. Thank you for your support!

The Story

The Assyrian Chaldean Syriac Student Union (ACSSU) of Canada and its university branches at Brock, McMaster, Ryerson, York, and University of Toronto will be dedicating one week to the refugees in Iraq and Syria.

On Monday November 16th until Thursday the 19th, active members and friends of ACSSU will be sleeping in front of McMaster and Ryerson University with the hopes of fulfilling two goals. The first is to raise awareness about the plight of the internally displaced peoples in former Mesopotamia (Iraq and Syria) who have been affected by the ongoing crisis caused by the Islamic State. The second will be to raise money to send to these refugees who are currently in need of necessities such as food and water to survive.

The individuals who will be sleeping will not be allowed the use of electronics, will only eat food brought to them by others, and will have to sleep outside in an effort to emulate the life of the refugees. 

Last year’s LMR event was successful in raising $20,115.42 which helped to provide much needed food, shelter and clothing to those most affected by the atrocities of ISIS.

The goal of this campaign will be to raise a minimum of $25,000 to provide much needed help for thousands of families. The Canadian government has announced that it will match every eligible dollar donated by individual Canadians to registered Canadian charities in response to the impact of the conflict in Syria, up to $100 million until December 31, 2015.

From this year’s initiative, the funds will be given to Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA) a Canadian registered charity, which currently is providing aid to displaced peoples of Syria. CNEWA has long been active in its support of the churches and peoples of Syria, and has stepped up its activities since the civil war, rushing aid to thousands of displaced families within the country, as well as schooling and counseling in those few areas that remain secure. For more information on CNEWA, please visit www.cnewa.org.

Through our efforts, the amounts raised by ACSSU and sent to CNEWA will be doubled by Canada and given to international and Canadian humanitarian organizations as part of their Syria Emergency Relief Fund.

All donations above $10 are tax deductible.

FIND OUR SLEEPERS OUTSIDE:
Student Centre, McMaster University, 1280 Main St W, Hamilton, ON L8S 4L8

Student Centre, Ryerson University, 350 Victoria St, Toronto, ON M5B 2K3

Connect with us through #MesoRefugee

Follow @ACSSU on Twitter and Instagram for real-time updates and pictures!

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on November 26, 2015

Posted on November 26, 2015

Shlama/Shlomo!!

We have fixed the issue with Paypal and we are back up and running! Thank you all for your support and we apologize for any inconvenience.

Taudi!

Posted on November 25, 2015

Posted on November 25, 2015

Shlama/Shlomo!!

We are overwhelmed by the amount of support we are receiving, and it seems like our PayPal account is also overwhelmed. This is the most amount of money in such a short period of time we have ever received through our PayPal account so we just have to iron out a couple of wrinkles, but will be up and running again and accepting your donations to help the refugees in less than 48 hours. Check back soon!

Taudi!

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