Global and Community Action offered a Giving Tree to collect donations during the Advent Season. $3744.75 was collected! Thank you so much for your generosity!
The three recipients to share these funds raised are the following:
Local: Kikékyelc, (kee-kek-yel-c), Housing Complex – Kikékyelc: A Place of Belonging; To cover young protectively, how birds wrap wings around their young.
– A 30-unit housing complex being built on Singh St. for urban Indigenous youth aging out of care (all genders, 16 to 24), with a few units reserved for elders, in keeping with Lii Michif Otipemisiwak’s, (LMO), desire to foster intergenerational connections. More information: http://bit.ly/2AcHxtX
National: ‘Food For the North’ – From the 2017 Mission and Service ‘Gifts With Vision’ Catalogue (Pg 10). This will provide gift cards for groceries in four First Nation communities in northern Manitoba and Ontario. More information: http://bit.ly/2i0jiVC
International: The ‘Rainbow Railroad’ – A Canadian charitable organization based in Toronto, formed in 2006, helping LGBTQ folks escape state-sponsored violence in their home countries. More information: http://www.rainbowrailroad.ca