Ride for Refuge is a fundraising bike ride or walk, held nationwide on October 1 to raise money for charities that support people seeking refuge from danger, hardship, and abuse. This year, funds raised through Saskatoon’s Ride for Refuge will support Global Gathering Place!
Global Gathering Place is a local non-profit, providing vital services to refugees and immigrants in Saskatoon since 1998. We serve thousands of newcomers each year, offering a diversity of free programs and services to match the diversity of their needs. Nearly 45% of our clients are refugees and that number continues to grow as global emergencies persist. We are also the Saskatoon settlement agency tasked with providing intensive case management support to newcomers in crisis.
As a drop-in centre and place of refuge, we assist newcomers with unexpected needs that fall outside of our regular programs and services. Funds raised through this year’s Ride for Refuge will provide much needed financial flexibility, enabling us to provide immediate support to those who bravely walk through our doors to ask for help. The Ride itself will be a fun and engaging opportunity for our community to show our support for vulnerable newcomers, particularly as we continue to welcome refugees from Afghanistan and Ukraine.
How can YOU support us?
- Anyone can become a Team Captain and find coworkers or friends to join your fundraising team! You can head to our Ride for Refuge page https://rideforrefuge.org/location/saskatoon to register as an individual or team and participate in the ride. For more information on Team Leadership, you can reach out to email@example.com
- Donate directly to Global Gathering Place through the Ride for Refuge website! If you would like to support our cause directly, you can head to https://rideforrefuge.org/location/saskatoon
- As a company or business, you can sponsor Saskatoon’s Ride! We have a range of opportunities for local sponsorship. Reach out to dale.couet@globalgatheringplace for more information on sponsorships.
- Anyone can also sign up as an on onsite volunteer to help us out on the day of the Ride! If you would like to sign up, you can head to https://rideforrefuge.org/location/saskatoon