HRC 20/20 Fundraiser Challenge!


20_20 Banner as a FB Post

Friends, we are launching an incredible online fundraiser beginning TODAY, June 1st, and have a goal of raising $20,000 in 20 days! You can CLICK HERE to donate directly, or continue below for instructions on how to join the challenge yourself!

June 1st is also our 20th anniversary as an organization and June 20th is World Refugee Day! That’s $20,000 in 20 days for 20 min a day, by June 20th, for the HRC’s 20th anniversary! (Say that quickly 10 times)


Refugee claimants and non-status migrants have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic for so many reasons; they are low income, have fewer community resources and networks, may have low English, and are not eligible for many government services, benefits and programs. We have been trying to support clients to meet their basic needs and make sure that they can stay as safe and healthy as possible, and we have been lucky to have vital support from the community so far. We want to be able to take this support even further, and that’s where YOU come in…

What we are doing:

Our major annual fundraising event, the Blue Nose Marathon Charity Challenge, has been postponed, and, in the HRC spirit of determination and adaptability, we have decided to launch our own 20/20 Fundraiser Challenge!

Why “20/20”?

Well… not only is it 2020, but it’s also the Halifax Refugee Clinic’s 20th anniversary on June 1st! And June 20th is World Refugee Day, a global event which honours the courage, strength and determination of people who are forced to flee their homes because of persecution and civil war. So, with all this in mind, we have set our fundraising goal at $20,000 in 20 days.

How it will work:

1) You choose an activity and commit to doing it, for at least 20 minutes a day, for 20 days. Pick whatever activity and level is best for you but try to challenge yourself! It could be a walk-athon, a run-athon, a bike-athon, an art-athon, a yoga-thon, a write-athon, a music-athon an actual marathon…or anything you choose. I might do a cleaning-out-junk drawers-a-thon… We realize we are launching this close to the start date so it’s okay if you are not ready by the 1st and need to start late!

2) You sign up for a fundraising account. It’s free and easy to do!
Click HERE to get started!

3) You ask your friends, family members, networks for pledges. All donations go directly to the HRC and are tax-deductible. They can be processed directly through the Canadahelps online fundraising system but we will also have an offline option for cash and cheque donations.

4) We will be updating the fundraising progress on this page and encourage you to share what you are doing for your challenge to inspire others!

We hope you will join us and be part of an amazing team of supporters, clients, staff and board members who are all working towards a goal of raising $20,000 in 20 days, by June 20th – and you can also connect with us through our Facebook Event page, found HERE!

Wishing you all health, strength and love during these distinct times.

-The HRC team

P.S. It was also just announced that the HRC is eligible to win a $20,000 grand prize, through the Great Canadian Giving Challenge! Every dollar donated via Canada Helps will automatically receive one entry for each dollar donated so we have a chance to add another 20K to our challenge!