Saskatoon Open Door Society is preparing for the anticipated arrival of some 770 Syrian refugees.
We are thankful to have the support of the generous citizens of Saskatoon to help make their reception as comfortable as possible. There are two main ways you can help: volunteer your time, or make a donation, either monetary or non-monetary.
In addition to the regular volunteer-based programs offered through the Saskatoon Open Door’s Community Connections program, extra help will be needed in areas such as initial settlement (shopping, moving, orientation), English language tutoring and community orientation. Community Connections will also be coordinating donations of clothing and small household items (no furniture or bedding).
The Saskatoon community is coming through in a big way as we prepare for the arrival or Syrian refugees... and to continue to care for those who are already here or arriving from other countries. We are looking for storage space to house and distribute donations of clothing and small household goods. Without storage space, we will not be able to extend this generosity to those who need it the most. If you have, or know of anyone who may have, storage space such as an unused store, office, church basement, business, or other space, we would really like to hear about it. We are hoping to find something big enough to set up tables inside and sort through donations and also to allow easy drop off and pick up of goods. If you have any ideas, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
If you are interested in volunteering or have non-monetary items to donate, please contact at email@example.com or 306-653-4464 .
If you wish to make a monetary donation to help the Syrian refugees, please go to
http://www.sods.sk.ca/Events/Info/SupportOpenDoor/Donate.aspx or stop by the Front Desk at
The Saskatoon Open Door Society,
100-129 Third Ave.