We’re not ashamed to say that on Tuesday, we were hitting the refresh page on our website quite frequently to track the progress toward our Giving Tuesday goal of $80,000.
We were so thrilled to reach our goal by the afternoon! The generosity of our supporters encouraged us to increase the goal to $120,000. We’re thankful to report that we achieved this goal as well and exceeded it too, raising $142,196.
Our hope was to provide urgent care for children and their families who had to make the unthinkable decision to leave their homes because of the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Venezuela.
A Venezuelan family who fled to Colombia receive an emergency kit of food from Compassion’s local church partners in Colombia
At Compassion Canada, Giving Tuesday was never about a number. It was about showing God’s love in a practical way to people with very urgent needs. The generous gifts given by our supporters will provide much-needed shelter, food, medicine, and sanitation for Venezuelan refugee families arriving at the Colombian border each day–3,000 people today alone.
The plight of refugees arriving in Colombia has really struck a chord with our followers. While we’ve stopped our Giving Tuesday campaign, we want to let you know that there are still ways to give directly to this cause through our Gifts of Compassion catalogue.
If you want to give a meaningful gift to help address the humanitarian crisis on the Venezuela/Colombia border, there is still an opportunity.
Emergency Survival Kits for Refugees
Your gift supports Venezuelan families who have become migrants due to social and economic upheaval. You are providing families housed by 14 Compassion church partners in Colombia with basic necessities for relief and recovery.