PeaceGeeks is a Vancouver-based nonprofit that builds digital tools to empower communities in the pursuit of peace. Every day, conflict and crisis force people to give up their life as they know it. This October, we challenged individuals to give up one thing for the month, and raise money towards PeaceGeeks projects helping those forced to give up everything in face of conflict and displacement.
Thanks to supporters like you for fuelling PeaceGeeks' mission to advance peace and support communities at home and abroad!
By fundraising for PeaceGeeks or making a donation, supporters around the world help us put the power of tech for peace in the hands of those affected by conflict and displacement.
From our app helping newcomers successfully settle in Canada, to our program empowering young Jordanians to combat hate speech — these projects would not be possible without donations.
Whether you donated, gave up something, or learned about PeaceGeeks along the way, thank you for making this the largest fundraising campaign we've ever run. You make it possible for us to scale our initiatives to reach even more communities in need. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
— From all the volunteers, staff and partners of PeaceGeeks
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Designed alongside newcomers and settlement organizations in Metro Vancouver, including MOSAIC, ISSofBC and SUCCESS, the Pathways app helps newcomers create a timely action plan to settle and thrive in Canada, personalized to their needs and circumstances. Learn more.
Launched by PeaceGeeks in Jordan, Meshkat Community hosts workshops, incubation programs, collaborative networks and runs a digital hub for youth and members of at-risk communities. Participants learn to use the power of locally-relevant content — blogs, audio, videos, visual art, social media — to strengthen peace and tolerance online. Learn more.
We challenged you to give up something for the month and raise money to help communities at risk use tech for peace. Meet some of the fundraisers who gave it up!
Sign up on your own or with a team!
Decide what you will give up for the month of October.
Set a fundraising goal and ask your friends to donate to support communities in pursuit of peace.
From Oct. 1-31, complete your Give It Up challenge every day. Share your journey using #GiveItUp4Peace
#GiveItUp4Peace is a great way to propel tech for peace and humanitarian action, while engaging employees in a fun and competitive challenge.GET MORE INFO
Corporate partners, which include businesses of diverse sizes and industries, are integral to making #GiveItUp4Peace possible. Contact us to learn more.