International Student Care Package Initiative
In recent months, many people have had their lives turned completely upside down due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of us are concerned about keeping up with ongoing living expenses on a daily basis. While some of us have been fortunate to find support from relatives, friends, and other external assistance, there are clusters of international students living in our neighbourhoods who find themselves far away from home without any close contacts to act as a support system.
Our vision is for the London community to become that support system for international students and come alongside them during this time of need by providing care packages.
Let’s embrace these students so they know they are not alone. Let’s give them an opportunity to connect with others now and potentially year-round, form community, experience Canadian culture, and be encouraged with practical, spiritual, and social support.
Ways You Can Help
Current volunteer opportunities include:
- Praying for our International Student community
- Gathering care package items
- Offering goods/services to go in packages
- Putting care packages together
- Delivering packages to students
Together We Can Do This!
After a successful pilot launch with 100 students, we are doing another round in September 2020 with 200 students. Your donation will support care package costs, and any unused donations will be used in future initiatives. In recognition of your valued contribution to this initiative, your logo will be added to our website and shared with students, volunteers, and the broader community. As well, you will receive invitations to participate in international student community events throughout the year.
Our programs are run by volunteers who donate their time and resources. Would you consider donating to help cover the costs of these programs?
There are several ways to donate:
Please make cheques payable to :
International Student Ministries Canada
Ontario, N4X 1B9
(tax receipt is available).
Goods or Services
If you are would like to donate goods or services, Please use the link below to the partner inquiry form to get in touch with us.
If you wish to make a donation online you can. We accept donations online using Canada Helps.
Click on the link below and select ‘London City Ministry’ as your fund option when making your donation.
All donations are eligible for a tax receipt.