How Giving Tuesday Donations Will Help Syrian Refugees Settling in Toronto

A Giving Tuesday donation to Furniture Bank is your chance to actively support the thousands of Syrian families coming to Canada to find refuge and safety.

In Ontario alone, the goal is to welcome 10,000 Syrians by the end of 2016, many settling in the Greater Toronto Area. Your donation to Furniture Bank this Giving Tuesday (Tuesday December 1st, 2015) will help us ramp up our efforts to serve these newcomers and furnish their new homes.

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Most people know about Black Friday and Cyber Monday but not Giving Tuesday – Canada’s National Giving Day. Giving Tuesday Canada is a new Canadian movement in its 3rd year of existence for charities, companies and individuals to join together and rally for their favourite causes and think about others.

Every dollar we raise in the days leading up to and on Giving Tuesday will go towards supporting Furniture Bank’s efforts to furnish more homes for Syrian refugees. Every $250 raised allows us to furnish an additional home for a refugee or newcomer family.  

We have recently partnered with Lifeline Syria who recruits, trains and assists sponsor groups to welcome and support Syrian refugees coming to Canada as permanent immigrants. Being the primary agency that ensures these families receive furniture, your Giving Tuesday donation will help give newcomer families the dignity, comfort and stability of a furnished home.

Through the provision of free furniture to individuals and families, Furniture Bank gives recipients the best possible chance to succeed in their new lives. The money saved from receiving free furniture could be used to save up to purchase food, transportation, meet school and health needs, clothing etc., with the furniture itself providing psychological and health benefits.

Immigrants & refugees served by Furniture Bank in last 5 yearsImmigrants Refugees Served by Furniture Bank

We are currently on track to serve almost 2,000 clients who were refugees or newly arrived in Canada in 2015. Your Giving Tuesday donation to Furniture Bank will help us go the extra mile to support the influx of Syrian refugee families as they settle in their adopted country.


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