Thank you so much for thinking of us and considering to make a monetary donation to assist in the settlement and integration process for our refugee and newcomer clients. While every individual and family unit is faced with similar barriers it is hard to know where exactly they may need the most support and at what point in their settlement process assistance may be required. For this reason we have set up 2 donation programs. They have been created based on past knowledge in where we often see gaps in service and where services and activities are not able to be covered by our current funding agreements. Here is a little bit of information to help you in your decision making.
Where will your donation go?
If you donate to the Moose Jaw Multicultural Council’s Saskatchewan Cares Fund, your money will go to things like the grocery store when there's no more food bank options for Johnny’s family while he studies English full-time so he'll be labour market ready soon. It'll go to the shuttle driver who gets Rasha’s family to her specialist appointment in the nearby city. It'll go to the driver trainer who's about to equip Nizar with the skills he needs to get behind the wheel and open up his job prospects beyond just what sits on the bus line. It'll go to the landlord after Maya’s mother misses work to stay home with her all week.
If you donate to the Moose Jaw Multicultural Council’s Community Connections Fund, your money will go to things like purchasing craft supplies for ladies nights or pool time for men’s night so that newcomers are able to participate in activities that will help them adjust socially into their new community. It’ll go to buying books and small toys for children who are meeting Santa for the first time. It’ll go to buying coffee and tea for community café’s to connect newcomers with Canadians and volunteers. It will go to celebrating days of significance such as: International Women’s Day, World Refugee Day, International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
The Small Print
All money donated to the MJMC will go to funds earmarked specifically for gaps in serving the basic and settlement needs of newly arrived refugees OR will go to community connections activities, whichever you prefer. All monies will be carefully monitored & used only when no mainstream alternatives are available.
Cash donations $20 and above may receive a charitable receipt, if requested!
If you wish to make a monetary donation to our organization you can do so by visiting our main office at 60 Athabasca St. E. We are set up to receive cash, cheque or money orders at this time. You may also mail your donation to (please don’t send cash in the mail):
- Moose Jaw Multicultural Council Inc.
- 60 Athabasca St. E.
- Moose Jaw, SK S6H 0L2
At the time of donation please specify which option you have chosen to support. If you don’t have a preference your donation will go into the fund where the most need currently exists.
From time to time we do accept donations of clothing, household items and some furniture for families who are in need; but, we do not have a large amount of storage space. We kindly ask that when you have something to donate to call the main office first and give a description of what it is you would like to donate. At that time we can let you know if we are currently accepting donations, what we are able to take, what we cannot take and if we are unable to accept any donations for whatever reason we will always offer alternate agencies that could also use your items. Please also understand that for health and safety reaons there are some items that we cannot accept. Some of these items may include (but are not limited to): matresses, box springs, wooden bed frames, car seats, underwear/bathing suites (unless new with tags), appliances/houshold items that are not in working order, soiled/stained/ripped clothing and/or towels bedding etc.
Thank you again for thinking of us and if you have any questions at all please don’t hesitate to ask.