Louisa Taylor, director of Refugee613 in Ottawa, Ontario, has an interesting problem.
Her organization is so inundated with donations and support for Syrian refugees that they’re stretched to their absolute limits.
“Our phones are ringing off the hook, our inboxes are overflowing with offers of help,” she told me. “[I have] more requests than I can meet.”
Her organization is getting ready for the arrival of 25,000 Syrian refugees who will soon call Canada their home.
Part of that process, Taylor explained, is simply having to manage the incredible generosity of Canadians. “We are inundated with offers to volunteer, to donate clothing and furniture, to create new programs, and it all takes work to manage that.”