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OZCF - Zoroastrians & UNICEF Help to Fight COVID

Saturday, April 17, 2021 9:59 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

The Board of Directors of the Ontario Zoroastrian Community Foundation are excited to share the news of our support of a nationwide project called Love My Neighbour, inspired by Millennium Kids and Canadian faith communities, which exists to increase COVID vaccines delivered throughout the developing world to end the COVID-19 pandemics.

The Love My Neighbor project has a goal to supply 38 million additional vaccines to our neighbors living in lower- income countries – that’s one for each grateful Canadian. We know delayed vaccinations in poor regions around the world put everyone at risk of additional COVID mutations for years to come.

Ontario Zoroastrian Community Foundation is committed to support this project as part of Canadian faith communities in an effort to ensure the world’s most vulnerable people have access to the COVID-19 vaccine.

We are asking our CANADIAN Zoroastrian communities to support this worthy cause. The OZCF has formed a support web page titled “Zoroastrians for Love My Neighbour” and will also be encouraging other Zoroastrian organizations in Canada to support this worthwhile initiative. As a community of Canadian Zoroastrians, we are attempting to raise

$25,000 which will help administer approximately 1000 vaccines to those in need.

You will receive a tax receipt from UNICEF. That's where YOU come in!

As of April 16, you, your friends, family and/or colleagues can donate to our “Zoroastrians for Love My Neighbour” project in partnership with UNICEF Canada. Each 2-dose vaccine will amount to a donation of $25 for a global neighbour. We need to spread the word across Canada in order to ignite the generosity Canadians are known for and ensure our poorest 4 billion global neighbours receive access to the lifesaving COVID vaccines in 2021. (The global partnership, COVAX, is currently aiming to vaccinate only 20% of this half of the globe in 2021!)

Each donation will fund everything needed to deliver a 2-dose vaccine from the manufacturer to people in the world’s hardest-to-reach places. This includes the vaccines, per-person cost for transport, cold chain protection, health worker training, and safe disposal of needles and waste.

How you can help!

  • This will help us track monies donated by Zoroastrians towards this cause.
  • Remember, all donors will receive tax receipts from UNICEF

Join us in gifting forward, as we leverage our connections to end the global pandemic and help those most vulnerable.

On behalf of the OZCF Board, thank you for your support and generosity.

Xerxes Madan,

President, OZCF

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