Syrian Relief: How can you help?

Syrian Relief – The United Church of Canada is deeply concerned for the more than 6 million people who are now internal or external refugees, displaced by the fighting in Syria. As the numbers of refugees increase, the United Church has been asked to help. On September 5, 2013, the church launched an emergency appeal for donations that will be directed to our partners on the ground. The appeal was reissued on September 11, 2015.

Thanks to the generosity of those who responded to the church’s initial appeal, as of September 2015 the United Church has contributed more than $400,000 to support partners responding to this crisis.  

Please provide your support today. All donations received and designated for “Syria Relief” will be applied directly to support United Church partners in this work. The Canadian government will match individual donations made between September 12 and December 31, 2015.

-Online via

-Phone 416-231-5931 or toll-free 1-800-268-3781 and use your Visa or MasterCard.

-Send a cheque, money order, or Visa or   MasterCard information with donation amount to: 

The United Church of Canada
Philanthropy Unit – Emergency Response
3250 Bloor Street West, Suite 300
Toronto, ON M8X 2Y4

  • Please be sure to note “Emergency Response—Syria Relief” on the face of your cheque.

Note: As part of the United Church’s Emergency Response Fund, 85 % of your donation will go directly to Syria relief, while 15 percent will be used to support emergencies that do not receive intense media coverage and response. No administration fees will be deducted from your donation. Regular donations to the Mission and Service Fund enable the United Church to absorb staffing and administration costs of emergency response work.

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