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.

After you visit this site, contact a local group to see how you and your family can help.

American Refugee Committee (

Coordinates UN refugee responses, including support for host countries providing assistance for Syrian refugees.

Unicef Canada (

The United Nations Children’s Fund is a child-focused humanitarian organization operating in 192 countries, including Syria.

Doctors Without Borders (

Operates medical facilities inside Syria and supports more than 100 clinics, health posts and field hospitals in the country.

Oxfam (

An international confederation of seventeen organizations working around the world to find solutions to poverty and to support human rights.

Canadian Red Cross (

Part of the international humanitarian organization, the Red Cross is helping to support the efforts of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent in Syria.