Welcome the Stranger

Right now, many Ukrainian families are fleeing their country for the safety of ours. Some arriving right here in BC!

This Thanksgiving, will you share your blessings with our newest neighbours?

100 years ago, MCC—together with caring people just like you—was responding to a crisis very similar to this. 

This Thanksgiving, as we express gratitude for our home, let us not forget that years and years ago, it was our families—or the families of someone we may know—who were stepping foot in Canada for the first time. Trying to learn a new language. Understand the culture. Figure out a different currency.

Now, we have the unique opportunity to be a community of support for today’s Ukrainian families who have narrowly escaped violent conflict and are seeking safety in our province.

The Canadian government has put emergency travel measures in place to help Ukrainian families get to Canada, and to provide them with the opportunity to work and study while they’re here.

But there’s a problem.

These emergency measures are simple and only provide a few services. Which means these families will not have access to the usual refugee support programs and communities.

Once they arrive in Canada, they’re on their own. 

Caring neighbours like you can change that. 

This Thanksgiving, your love can help our Migration and Resettlement team fill in the gaps for Ukrainian children and families. 

In fact, there are many tangible ways you can make a meaningful difference for our newest neighbours today:

  • $20 can provide an umbrella for a Ukrainian family
  • $50 can cover household start-up costs like cleaning supplies, small kitchen appliances, tools or bedding
  • $150 can provide a public transit pass for one individual
  • $200 can stock a pantry with essentials like spices, cooking oil and basic food staples
  • $500 can provide one week of rent for a Ukrainian family
  • $2,000 can provide one month of rent for a Ukrainian family

But whatever amount you’re able to give will be an answer to prayer for children and families who are starting over in a new country. In our own backyard!

Families for whom your support will feel like a lifeline.

Thank you! Have a blessed Thanksgiving!

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Welcome the Stranger

This Thanksgiving, will you share your blessings with our newest neighbours?