This annual campaign is once again supporting our partners who work with refugees or Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in countries such as Tanzania, South Sudan, Jordan, Ukraine and more.
According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), in 2023 approximately 177 million people – more than three times the population of Canada – will be forced to leave their homes or countries. It is the highest number in history. The journey to safety can often be very perilous, all-too-frequently meeting a tragic end. According to the United Nations International Organization for Migration, migrant deaths in the Central Mediterranean have hit a six-year high in 2023.
There will be several teaching opportunities during this time- including a Toonie/loonie coin race like last year for the children, a PWRDF video. , and an Uganda vegetable stew day (likely during video) . There will be updates from PWRDF throughout the summer.
No matter what your favourite activity, you’re invited to join the second annual PWRDF Wild Ride and put your stamp on it. Participants choose an activity ( walk, run, bike, read, bake, do large puzzles) and create the challenge parameters . Then they collect sponsors from friends or family. Some people from across Canada may choose to donate to us.
Donations will be handled by Canada Helps through the PWRDF Wild Ride . Throughout the summer, participants can join a team or start a team to fundraise for PWRDF. Participants will register for the Wild Ride through a Canada Helps platform that is embedded on PWRDF website. Tax receipts will be issued through them , so we need name, address etc from any who donate and want tax receipts.
I have registered us as St Philip Cedar Summer Trails.* The parishioners will be my team.
*If you click on Join a Team, you will see that each team page has a link to “join this team.” Or learn more about that team by clicking "Go to fundraising page.”