It all started at a community meeting up in Squamish.
Two girls from Squamish had gone door to door collecting stuffed animals and soft toys to comfort the refugee children they had seen on the news.
“Obviously it’s not easy to get stuffies to refugee camps, and they need a lot more than that. The government groups who were organizing those camps were saying we don’t need stuffies, we need other things.”
But Adam Greenberg took matters into his own hands, personally taking the stuffies to a refugee camp in Germany in November.
“I had enough air miles that I could probably make the trip, and make that happen, and that’s how it started and I went.”
After coming back, he and his wife decided to fundraise to bring a Syrian family to Squamish.
Today, they have raised over $20,000.
“We’ve raised the money that we need. Now we’re moving onto the next step of our project, we have to find housing, we have to find items for the housing…there’s a lot to do.”
Greenberg says he’s never really done something like this before.
“I just feel like I’ve got a pretty good life, and I just want to help out in any way I can.”
They hope to bring a Syrian family to Squamish by spring.