Syrian Refugees in Waterloo Region - How to Help

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Website www.wrwelcomesrefugees.ca/en/index.asp
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Areas Served Waterloo Region
Located In Community Waterloo Region
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Description (Service) This record contains information and contacts for those wishing to assist Syrian refugees in Waterloo Region and area * information and initiatives are developing, use 'Suggest Update' tab to tell them of new information for your community. 
 
Donate money 
 
If you would like to donate money to help with the resettlement efforts of Syrian refugees in Waterloo Region, go to the Kitchener and Waterloo Community Foundation. Please select "The Immigration Partnership Council Fund for Syrian Newcomers" when making your online donation. The KWCF will also match all donations up to $200,000. 
 
Donate food 
 
Financial and food donations will be accepted at the Food banks. There is a special need for Halal foods, cooking oils, dry milk, tomato sauce, canned beans/fish/vegetables and dry goods (beans, rice, chickpeas, etc.) Food donations can be dropped off at: 
 
Foodbank of Waterloo Region, 50 Alpine Court, Kitchener 
519-743-1380 
 
Cambridge Self Help Food Bank, 54 Ainslie Street South, Cambridge 
519-622-6550 
 
Donate clothing 
 
New or gently used winter coats, boots, warm clothes, baby supplies, etc. can be dropped off at: 
 
Salvation Army, 1-300 Gage Ave, Kitchener, 519-745-4215. 
 
Donate furniture or household goods  
 
Furniture, clothing, appliances and other household goods can be dropped off at St. Vincent du Paul, 519-744-1566 
 
75 Dundas Street, Cambridge, ON 
74 Frederick Street, Kitchener, ON (Monday to Thursday, 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.) *No large furntiture here please 
 
Large furniture: Lodge Street, Waterloo (Wilfrid Laurier site), Wednesdays, noon - 1:30 p.m. and Thursdays, 8 - 9:30 a.m. 
 
Volunteer your time 
 
Can you volunteer time to assist agencies in Waterloo Region to welcome refugees? If you would like to volunteer, contact the Volunteer Action Centre. Organizations are currently preparing positions for anyone who wants to volunteer. The Volunteer Action Centre is creating a special mailing list that you can join to get the latest information on volunteer opportunities as soon as they become available through their local organizations. 
519-742-8610 
 
Get training to become an interpreter 
 
If you speak Arabic, Sorani, Kurmanji, Badinhi, you can register for free training to become an interpreter. Contact the K-W Multicultural Centre at 519-745-2531. 
 
Medical support 
 
We are looking for family doctors, paediatricians, dentists, etc. who are able to take on refugee clients and accept Interim Federal Health Insurance. Contact the Waterloo Wellington LHIN at 519-650-4472, waterloowellington@lhins.on.ca. 
 
If you are interested in sponsoring a refugee family, please contact: 
 
Mennonite Central Committee 519-745-8458 
Canadian Lutheran World Relief 519-725-8777 
 
 
Provide housing for a refugee family 
 
Free or below market rent accommodation for singles up to larger families of 10 is needed. If you have real estate available or wish to open your home to refugees in Waterloo Region, please register your property by filling out the form here:  
 
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Languages English
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Service Categories Subject Specific Public Awareness/Education ~ Refugees ; Subject Specific Public Awareness/Education ~ Syrian Community