The St. Vincent & the Grenadines  (SVG) Relief Project

Quick Facts About The Project

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Backpacks Delivered to Date
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Donations Received
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Local SVG Volunteers

Support the Local Economy

100% of the money will be used locally and benefit local businesses

classroom, school, education

Give Directly to Families

Donations go directly to local villages to students and families in need

Support Local Merchants

Donations go directly to local merchants to build back up the community

Background - What Happened

In April 2021, La Soufrière, the largest volcano at the highest peak in St. Vincent and the Grenadines erupted, resulting in mass evacuation and displacement of thousands of residents of the island.  For those who remained on the island, in addition to the pressures of a global pandemic, they had to and continue to deal with the after effects of one of the biggest and most destructive explosions to date.  While several relief projects are underway, we would like to focus on supporting school-aged children and families.

Purpose of this Page

The purpose of the St. Vincent Relief Project is to assist school-aged children with the tools they need for the start of the new school year in October 2021, by providing backpacks containing stationery and personal items.  In addition, we wish to assist families by providing backpacks containing non-perishable food items, and in so doing, support local businesses and food establishments.

Photo of the first ash plume from Soufrière St. Vincent

Help Us Reach Our $5000 Goal​

Progress to date:
20%

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How You Can Help

Send Money Directly to Family and Friends in SVG

Send money directly to family and friends using the link provided below to avoid Western Union or MoneyGram fees and lineups. 

Donate Goods Directly to People in SVG

Donate to the Backpack Project to send pre-packed backpacks to school children and families affected by the eruption of La Soufrière volcano in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

The Backpack Project

The Backpack Project is a registered Canadian non-profit organization that promotes health and education among Caribbean students by providing them with pre-packed backpacks containing stationery items and personal health items. Our aim is to equip students with the tools they need to succeed in the classroom, as well as to improve their personal health and hygiene. In so doing, we wish to make a difference in these children's lives one backpack at a time.

As of October 2021, 84 backpacks filled with school supplies, toiletries and dried goods have been sent to school children and families in St. Vincent.

Backpack Project Team:
- Melissa Enmore - @melenmore
- Michele Mitchell - @mizmph (Instagram)
- Alicia Sullivan - @aliantsull0408
- Michelle McFarlane - No social media
- Diana Raymond-Watts - @drw_66

Contact Info
Email: info@backpackproject.ca or Phone: 647-539-0030

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Support Local Merchants in SVG

The local economy has taken a hard hit in the past year and a half. By directly supporting local merchants, moneys spent in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, help merchants provide goods and services to the community.

Massy Grocery Stores

Massy Stores offer vouchers ($10, $20, $50 and $100) and curbside pickup of $150 and over at all our locations:
Arnosvale
Kingstown
Stoney Creek

CK Greaves Grocery Stores

Greaves grocery stores offer custom vouchers of any value at all three locations
Greaves Marketplace Pembroke
Supermarket & Bakery Arnos Vale
C.K. Greaves & Co. Ltd. Supermarket Kingstown

Donate Through Canadian Cultural Associations

St. Vincent and the Grenadines Associations

The St. Vincent and Grenadines Association of Toronto Inc.

www.vincytoronto.com

Contact: Jimmy Lewis – president@vincytoronto.com

  • Verified pick up, drop off and shipping location information – Contact us for current information

There are four ways to donate funds:

  • Cheque- Addressed to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Association of Toronto, mailed to P.O. Box 80066, Don Valley Village P. O., Toronto, Ontario, M2J 0A1
  • A Go Fund Me organized by the President of CARI-ON, Hayden Jones – St. Vincent Emergency Aid – Help Needed!, organized by Hayden Jones
  • Direct Deposit into Bank Account-BMO Bank Account Number: # 1987-249 and Bank Transit Number: 29972
  • E-transfer: carionsvgvolcanorelief@gmail.com

St. Vincent and the Grenadines Association of Ottawa

www.svgaottawa.com

Contact: Suzette Weekes, President
T. 613-866-8939
E. svgottawaassociation@gmail.com

There are three ways to donate funds:

  • E-Transfer to svgottawaassociation@gmail.com
    (memo indicating the donation is for SVGAO Volcano Relief)
  • Cheque – Payable to the
    St. Vincent and the Grenadines (Ottawa) Association
    Mail to Samantha Tim, Treasurer, 53 Callaway Crt. Orleans ON K1C 7S4 write a note in memo: SVGAO Volcano Relief
  • Direct Bank Deposit: Account Details: TD Canada Trust
    Transit # 01646 * Institution # 004 * Account # 5218333

St. Vincent and the Grenadines Association of Calgary

(403) 291-0144

Drop-Off Locations

Mississauga

New Haven Funeral Center

7025 Legion Rd

7am to 4pm

Woodbine

Faith Ministries

4370 Steeles Ave W.

Hours: 10am to 6pm

Scarborough

KLC  Shippers 

50 Tiffield Rd Scarborough unit 15

(ships daily or when container full)

East Scarborough

Morningstar Christian Fellowship

7601 Sheppard Ave E

Hours: M-Sa 2pm to 7pm

Ottawa

St. Vincent and the Grenadines Association of Ottawa

Suzette Weekes, President

T. 613-866-8939
svgottawaassociation@gmail.com
www.svgaottawa.com

Calgary

St. Vincent and the Grenadines Association of Calgary

2110 41 Ave NE, Calgary, Alberta

(403) 291-0144

Who is Involved

Special thanks to the backpack project charity for contributing and organizing this project