Zgemi hosts successful fundraising dinner

On Friday, December 14th, IDRF Chair Zeib Jeeva and IDRF staff members were pleased to attend Zgemi’s 5th Annual Fundraising dinner, which featured an impressive program that included a magic show, an award ceremony and lively Turkish entertainment.

Zgemi presented IDRF with a generous contribution for our Yemen programs that will provide vital food assistance for thousands of people suffering from acute famine. Earlier in the year, we were also grateful for the support that Zgemi provided for a WATER project in Somalia.

IDRF would like to extend a heartfelt thank you for the strong support that Zgemi has provided to our emergency and development efforts. We look forward to working with them in the future to provide more at-risk people with the essentials they need to have dignified and purposeful lives.

IDRF – A Top 100 Canadian Charity

Thank you for making us a Top 100 Canadian Charity!

We are pleased to report that IDRF has been chosen as a Top 100 Canadian Charity by MoneySense, earning A+ grades in Fundraising Efficiency and Charity Efficiency. These grades are a reflection of the diligent financial stewardship of IDRF’s board of directors, who ensure that every penny of IDRF’s donations is spent efficiently and responsibly.

We would like to thank, most of all, our wonderful donors, for ensuring that our organization can continue to provide support for those in need. IDRF looks forward to continuing to our mission of ensuring that vulnerable people are provided with the support they need to lead healthier and more hopeful lives. Click here to access MoneySense’s report.


Marking the 7th anniversary of the Syrian Civil War

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On March 15th, the Syrian Civil War entered its seventh year in which over 400,000 people have been killed and over one million have been injured. The statistics remain staggering: 11.3 million people, including 3 million people living with injuries and disabilities, require health assistance, with 3 million people living in besieged areas and 743,000 children at severe risk of malnutrition. Recently, almost 50,000 people have fled Eastern Ghouta, near Damascus and the northern town of Afrin.

To help mitigate this immense humanitarian crisis, IDRF has been working to distribute food packages for vulnerable Syrians during the Holy Month of Ramadan which can fulfill one families’ nutritional needs for a month.

The humanitarian situation in Syria remains dire: Join us as we help to provide basic essentials to vulnerable people living in one of the most precarious environments on earth.

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Wildfires are devastating BC

A combination of hot and dry conditions, wind gusts, and lightning storms have led to a series of devastating forest fires that have ravaged large swathes of forest in the Cariboo, Kamloops and southeast regions of British Columbia. British Columbia has declared a state of emergency as more than 54,000 people have been forced from their homes. Fire containment efforts are ongoing, with over 1,000 firefighters battling the 230 forest fires burning across the province.

Our ask: You helped us raise $250,000 for the people of Fort McMurray, Alberta in their time of need and now we are asking again for your support. Join us to provide critical relief support for the affected people of Cariboo, Kamloops and the southeast regions of British Columbia.

The time to act is now.

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