There are many ways you can donate to Rainbow Railroad. As you know, we get thousands of requests for help. We need ongoing support. Consider becoming monthly donor, or make a one-time donation to help save a live. We also accept donations of Aeroplan miles. Visit our Donate page for all the details.Donate
Your event doesn't have to be big to have a big impact. We've had Queer Straight Alliances do bake sales at schools, top DJs offer the proceeds from their parties, and even couples who tell their wedding guests to make a donation to us instead of gifts. We've also seen groups of friends get together and host dinner parties, or sports leagues host tournaments, fundraising for our benefit. These initiatives are incredible, not only because they are raising much-needed funds to save LGBTQI individuals from persecution, but you are spreading the word about our life-saving work.
Got an idea for a fundraiser? Send us a note to email@example.com with the subject line “Event Proposal” and we can provide you with some support material to help make your fundraiser a success.
Groups can work together to sponsor a case through the Canadian Government's Group of Five program. Group members agree to raise enough funds to cover the average cost of supporting a refugee in their first year in Canada, which is a minimum of$12,000. Rainbow Railroad provides support through the application process and resources in helping to integrate the LGBTQI refugee into life in Canada. If you are interested in starting or joining a group please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rainbow Railroad is primarily a volunteer based organization and as we grow we’ll need more people with specific skills to support our work. We value the time and effort from our volunteers and do our best to match them with a fulfilling role. The most valuable thing you can do if you’d like to contribute immediately is to have an event on Rainbow Railroad’s behalf and raise funds. If you are interested in volunteering please submit your resume to email@example.com with the volunteer title in the subject line. Tell us how you want to help.
The Winnipeg foundation changed the future of the organization in 2015 with the biggest donation ever of over $400,000. Watch the Shaw TV Winnipeg interview with director Carmyn Aleshka to hear about why they support us. Watch
TD Bank has been a supporter since a phenomenal grant as part of World Pride that allowed us to build the capacity of the organization. Aeroplan has joined in their support by together donating millions of miles and hundreds of thousands of dollars to help get LGBTQI people to safety.
Recognizing that many of the people we help are HIV positive, the EJAF has donated over $150,000 to help get at risk LGBT people in the Caribbean to safety and care
Rainbow Railroad has teamed up with The Points Guy to help save lives. Through a dedicated Prizeo campaign, TPG has solicited cash donations from readers — with proceeds directly benefitting Rainbow Railroad's life-saving work. Plus, each donor is entered to win a grand prize of 500,000 points from The Points Guy himself. You can enter now at Prizeo.com/ThePointsGuy