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URGENT: Help Evacuee and Refugee Children with Disabilities and Critical Illness

$153,051

raised of $200,000 CAD goal

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Impact: Canada

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This campaign will collect all funds raised by April 18, 2024 at 3:45 AM EDT

This Ramadan, support Muslim children and youth with disabilities and critical illnesses. Many of whom are Refugees from Palestine, Sudan and Afghanistan


Your donation makes a direct impact to families in need


SMILE supports 770+ families across Canada. 70% of which are struggling to meet basic needs, many of whom are refugees and evacuees from Palestine, Afghanistan, Syria, and Sudan. Increasingly children referred to SMILE are directly impacted by war and displacement, physical and psychological trauma, and long term illness and disability.

Our urgent mission is to assist families through our financial assistance program to provide them with adaptive equipment like walkers and wheelchairs, as well as critical therapy for evacuee families. Our Arabic and Farsi-speaking case workers provide relief, navigate support systems, and advocate for immediate aid, ensuring every kid gets to be a kid.

Children are counting on your donation for the hope of a new life.

Why is your urgent donation crucial for these children?

Our families are put in situations where they must choose between essential therapy sessions such as speech and language to help their child communicate, or postpone necessary equipment purchases such as a walker in order to meet their basic needs such as rent and groceries.

In 2023, Muhammad who was diagnosed with a genetic syndrome that causes severe physical disabilities and emotional distress resulted in a year-long hospital stay, including several months in the ICU following an operation. 

Muhammad is one of 68 families that received long-term and palliative care. SMILE intervened during hospitalization, addressing his medical needs and providing emotional support to both Muhammad and his family. The family has been receiving assistance through our Hospital Support Program.

This Ramadan, let’s remember these children and ensure that no child is left behind


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Registered Charity: 846663623 RR0001
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