For each copy of Stepping Stones sold, Orca Book Publishers will donate $1 to organizations involved in refugee relief. In addition, the author will donate a significant portion of her royalties to organizations that help refugees.
What can you do to make a difference? Here are a number of links you may wish to explore.
Canadian Council for Refugees (www.ccrweb.ca)
After you visit this site, contact a local group to see how you and your family can help.
American Refugee Committee (www.arcrelief.org)
United Nations Refugee Agency (www.unhcr.ca)
Coordinates UN refugee responses, including support for host countries providing assistance for Syrian refugees.
Unicef Canada (www.unicef.ca)
The United Nations Children’s Fund is a child-focused humanitarian organization operating in 192 countries, including Syria.
Doctors Without Borders (www.doctorswithoutborders.org)
Operates medical facilities inside Syria and supports more than 100 clinics, health posts and field hospitals in the country.
International Rescue Committee (www.rescue.org)
An international confederation of seventeen organizations working around the world to find solutions to poverty and to support human rights.
Canadian Red Cross (www.redcross.ca)
Part of the international humanitarian organization, the Red Cross is helping to support the efforts of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent in Syria.