As a grassroots volunteer-based organization, without government funding, we rely on the generosity of our donors to keep our programs going! There are many ways to make a donation. Click here to read about donation options.
2. Participate in a Trip
The cost of a trip is paid by participants, but a charitable receipt can be issued by Rayjon for most of the cost of the trip. If you are interested in an awareness trip, project engagement trip, nursing or inter-professional medical trip, an eyeglass trip or work trip, please call Rayjon at 519-381-5929 or send an email to [email protected] to be directed to the appropriate trip leader. Read about trips here.
3. Attend a Fundraising Event
Rayjon holds many special events throughout the year. Check out RAYJON NEWS & EVENTS for more information
4. Volunteer Your Time
There are many volunteers that make it possible for Rayjon to run successfully but we are always in need of more helping hands. Volunteers can get involved locally or internationally, temporarily or on an on-going basis. See Current Volunteer Opportunities. Fill out our volunteer form to let us know how you’d like to be involved here.
5. Request a Rayjon Presentation
Rayjon volunteers are excited to talk about what we are doing in Haiti and Dominican Republic, or to speak to a community organization, school, place of worship or to any group about issues affecting the countries in which we work. If you are the member of an organization you think might be interested in a hearing from us, please call 519-381-5929 or email [email protected]. Our presentations can be tailored to the age and nature of audience and time available.
6. Rayjon Coffee & Vanilla
As a social enterprise initiative, Rayjon is selling its own brand of fair trade, organic, 100% Arabica coffee. Coffee is available in medium roast, dark roast or decaffeinated, beans or ground at a cost of $10.00 for a 12 oz (340 g) bag. Rayjon is also looking for community partners, schools, service clubs or places of worship which raise funds to support their own initiatives. Rayjon will share the proceeds of any coffee sold by their partners. Please call 519-381-5929 for more details. Arrange your own fundraising event & donate the money to Rayjon. Third party fundraising events such bake sales, school events, themed dinners or any other type of special event, with the funds being donated to Rayjon, are sincerely appreciated. Please let us know well in advance of your plans by calling 519-381-5929.
Vanilla is available in 2 sizes – $3/2 ounces; $6/4 ounces (please call Brenda: 519-344-3755). Bulk orders for use as wedding/party favours or for use in fundraising are available. Please email [email protected]
7. Make a Memorial or Legacy Gift
Rayjon is grateful for the many generous memorial donations we receive each year. We are pleased to send a beautiful card with Haitian artwork to the bereaved to let them know that a donation has been made in honour of their loved one. A beautiful way to remember a special friend or family member. Tax receipts are issued for gifts of $20 or more.
If Rayjon’s mission has touched your heart, might we suggest that you consider leaving a legacy gift? Please contact us at 519-381-5929 or email at [email protected] for more information.
8. Gift Cards
Don’t know what to buy that special family member, friend, teacher or work associate? What about a gift which can improve the quality of life for someone in Haiti or the Dominican Republic? Rayjon has beautiful gift cards which can be issued for a minimum donation of $20.00, for which you will receive a tax receipt. Gift cards are suitable for any occasion. Please call Karen at 519-542-4247 to inquire about making a donation and having a gift card issued.
9. Third Party Fundraisers
Do you have an idea for a fund raising event which you would like to arrange, and donate the proceeds to Rayjon? Would you like some resources to help you set up a fundraising event? If so, please give us a call and we will work with you and assist in whatever way we can.