Flight to Freedom Circle of Hope

This fundraiser is for a gay man we are helping to seek asylum and settle in Canada. Under the auspices of Rainbow Refugee Society, our Circle of Hope (a group of community volunteers who come together to support an LGBTQ2S+ refugee) is supporting a man who has been stuck in the Manila airport for over a year and a half. After fleeing his home country, he was en route to Korea to make a claim. He had a connecting flight in Manila that he was not allowed to board (he was not given a reason why) and has been living in the airport ever since.

Funds raised will pay for asylum application fees and airfare to come to Canada, and will help this man pay for rent, food, clothing, etc. in his first year after arrival.

Note: this description is intentionally vague to protect this man's identity

57 supporters view all

$12,380 raised of $30,000 goal

11 months, 2 weeks to go
Fundraiser Ends Dec. 31, 2021
Date Donor Name Charity Name Amount
Dec. 31, 2020, 6:15 p.m. Jim Barkman Rainbow Refugee $100.00
Dec. 31, 2020, 11:06 a.m. Ashley Paul James Rainbow Refugee $100.00
Dec. 24, 2020, 2:37 p.m. Richard Wadsworth Rainbow Refugee $100.00
Dec. 20, 2020, 9:11 p.m. Nolan Burris Rainbow Refugee $50.00
Dec. 17, 2020, 7:30 p.m. Marissa Gilmour Rainbow Refugee $100.00
Thanks for giving us all a chance to give back.
Dec. 15, 2020, 1:59 p.m. Bob Quartermain Rainbow Refugee $1,000.00
Dec. 13, 2020, 1:35 p.m. Glen Bromley Rainbow Refugee $100.00
Dec. 9, 2020, 3:04 p.m. Ed Sparks Rainbow Refugee $100.00
What a harrowing story. Hope Canada welcomes him soon!
Dec. 8, 2020, 12:37 p.m. Anonymous Rainbow Refugee $50.00
Dec. 7, 2020, 6:37 p.m. Sarvesh Oka Rainbow Refugee $50.00
Sarvesh
Dec. 3, 2020, 9:44 p.m. Lisa Walker Rainbow Refugee $50.00
Thank you for the work you are doing, I hope this man receives asylum soon. Bless!
Dec. 2, 2020, 2:05 a.m. Mike Kinch Rainbow Refugee $50.00
Thanks to all the people involved in supporting this cause and this person.
Nov. 30, 2020, 1:44 p.m. Carlos Gonzalez Juanes Rainbow Refugee $30.00
Hope you get him to safety.
Nov. 30, 2020, 10:47 a.m. Kristy Pennock Rainbow Refugee $100.00
Nov. 28, 2020, 1:24 p.m. Aaron Petruic Rainbow Refugee $50.00
Nov. 26, 2020, 5:28 p.m. Anonymous Rainbow Refugee $75.00
Nov. 25, 2020, 8:30 a.m. Lloyd Piszel Rainbow Refugee $250.00
Nov. 24, 2020, 8:25 p.m. Leonard Bonnell Rainbow Refugee $500.00
A Worthy Cause to associate yourself to!
Nov. 24, 2020, 6:30 p.m. Scott Fleming Rainbow Refugee $150.00
Nov. 24, 2020, 5:21 p.m. Apollinaire Au Rainbow Refugee $100.00
Nov. 24, 2020, 12:57 p.m. Karen James Rainbow Refugee $250.00
Nov. 24, 2020, 10:50 a.m. Joby McKenzie Rainbow Refugee $50.00
Nov. 23, 2020, 9:36 p.m. Olivier Ferlatte Rainbow Refugee $150.00
Nov. 23, 2020, 8:12 p.m. Anonymous Rainbow Refugee $500.00
Nov. 23, 2020, 5:48 p.m. Martin MacLachlan Rainbow Refugee $200.00
Brian: good on you for taking this on. I hope it all ends well. Best regards, Martin
Nov. 23, 2020, 4:50 p.m. Aaron Poirier Rainbow Refugee $200.00
Nov. 23, 2020, 12:28 p.m. Murray Gudmundson Rainbow Refugee $50.00
Hoping you are on your way to a happier place soon!
Nov. 22, 2020, 5:15 p.m. Caroline Manders Rainbow Refugee $50.00
Thank you for all that you do as an organization. Hope this helps to ensure safe passage and a new life in Canada.
Nov. 22, 2020, 5:12 p.m. Anonymous Rainbow Refugee $50.00
Nov. 22, 2020, 4:58 p.m. Brian Rowland Rainbow Refugee $1,000.00
Here's to a better 2021 for Paul
Nov. 20, 2020, 6:08 p.m. Edward Wilson Rainbow Refugee $800.00
Bob & Ed wishing you the best
Nov. 20, 2020, 4:45 p.m. Mark Rozenberg Rainbow Refugee $100.00
Nov. 20, 2020, 3:07 p.m. Sam Struan Rainbow Refugee $200.00
Nov. 19, 2020, 9:46 p.m. Mark Dennis Rainbow Refugee $100.00
Nov. 19, 2020, 4:44 p.m. Leslie Vieites Rainbow Refugee $100.00
I hope you arrive safe and sound soon! Welcome to Canada.?? ??
Nov. 18, 2020, 10:47 p.m. Stephen Donovan Rainbow Refugee $25.00
Nov. 18, 2020, 6:33 p.m. Valerie Walker Rainbow Refugee $25.00
Good luck, wishing you a happy life. Valerie
Nov. 18, 2020, 6:20 p.m. Anonymous Rainbow Refugee $25.00
Wishing you success with this quest.
Nov. 18, 2020, 11:51 a.m. Jeffrey Proctor Rainbow Refugee $200.00
Nov. 18, 2020, 11:45 a.m. Darcie Clarke Rainbow Refugee $50.00
Nov. 17, 2020, 10:43 p.m. Sandra Friesen Rainbow Refugee $50.00
Welcome!!
Nov. 17, 2020, 9:01 p.m. Dan Quon Rainbow Refugee $150.00
Nov. 17, 2020, 2:47 p.m. Andrew Hiscox Rainbow Refugee $200.00
Nov. 17, 2020, 1:56 p.m. Anonymous Rainbow Refugee $50.00
Nov. 17, 2020, 12:40 p.m. Alison Brodie Rainbow Refugee $100.00
Nov. 16, 2020, 10:15 p.m. Jag Bilkhu Rainbow Refugee $1,000.00
Nov. 16, 2020, 9:45 p.m. Ben Van Exan Rainbow Refugee $50.00
Nov. 16, 2020, 8:45 p.m. Mark Patterson Rainbow Refugee $100.00
Thank you all for helping people like this who need our help- especially during these hard times!
Nov. 16, 2020, 8:27 p.m. Alison Makkinga Rainbow Refugee $200.00
Nov. 16, 2020, 12:52 a.m. Bryan James Rainbow Refugee $1,000.00
Nov. 15, 2020, 11:01 a.m. Amy Lister Rainbow Refugee $50.00
Wishing a safe and supported arrival and resettlement process here in Canada ??????????
Nov. 15, 2020, 6:09 a.m. Kyle Phillippe Rainbow Refugee $250.00
Nov. 15, 2020, 1:07 a.m. Anonymous Rainbow Refugee $200.00
Nov. 15, 2020, 12:33 a.m. Anonymous Rainbow Refugee $500.00
Best wishes and welcome to Canada!
Nov. 14, 2020, 7:35 p.m. Jodi Monaghan Rainbow Refugee $1,000.00
I hope this helps and he gets here safe ??
Nov. 14, 2020, 6:45 p.m. Neal Jennings Rainbow Refugee $50.00
Nov. 14, 2020, 4:41 p.m. Landon Gilmour Rainbow Refugee $200.00