The Need

Since 2011 the Syrian civil war has seen the displacement of over 10 million people, over half of Syria's population. Of these around 4 million people have left their countries as refugees in order to flee the violence. Separated from family and friends and living in camps in Europe, Jordan and Lebanon they are in limbo waiting to hear that they have found a new home. Our goal is to help one Syrian family come to Canada and start their lives over in peace and security.

  Boynuyogun Turkish Red Crescent camp.

Boynuyogun Turkish Red Crescent camp.


Tangible Ways to Help

Donate clothing (freshly laundered), furniture and household items that are new or gently used and in good working condition. Please click on the "what is needed" button below for a full list of items that are currently needed.

Volunteer to help the family with day to day activities such as shopping, appointments, and banking, as well as helping them navigate employment and language services.

Donate

We have reached the financial goal to sponsor a family member of our initial sponsor family. If you would still like to make a donation towards any extra costs that come up please click the link below. 

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Updates

Feb 8/18
He's on his way! A 4-10 week wait has turned into a flight in just 2 weeks. Our newest sponsorship will arrive in Canada on February 27th. We have a short amount of time to get ready for his arrival, so please check the "need items" list above and see if you can help! 

Jan 22/18
Our newest sponsorship (a young adult male) is underway! This sponsorship has been in the works for almost two year and we are very excited for this young man to feel safety in Canada and to be reunited with his family, as he is related to both of our previous sponsored families. 

Aug 2/17
Our second sponsor family has arrived! Our two families are extremely happy to be reunited after years apart.

June 13/17
We have partnered with a church organization in Ontario and will be assisting with their sponsor family. This family of five is related to our original sponsor family and we couldn't be happier to help bring these two families back together. We hope to have all of the details worked out by summer. 

May 9/16
We have begun fundraising for another sponsorship! Many of our sponsor family's relatives were able to receive sponsorship to safe countries. One family member is awaiting a sponsor. We have agreed to sponsor this individual to Canada and are working towards a goal of raising $10,000. 

 Welcoming our family at the airport!

Welcoming our family at the airport!

Feb 28/16
Our sponsor family has landed in Canada and will be welcomed to Winnipeg on Tuesday! A huge thank you for the generosity that has been pouring in, we have most of the household items donated. Please click the "What is Needed?" button to see what we're still needing. MOST IMPORTANT needs include winter clothing, people willing to spend time with the family over the next week or two to help them get started, drivers to take them to appointments, and language translators.

 

Feb 24/16
Our sponsor family is on their way! We have just been notified that they will arrive in Montreal on Saturday, Feb 27th!

Feb 14/16
A huge thank you to everyone who attended and volunteered at our "Love, A Gift a Hope" fundraiser. Together we raised over $10,000 towards helping our sponsor family!

Dec 22/15
Matched with a Syrian family. The process of getting the paperwork completed for their sponsorship and travel has officially begun.

Nov 27/15
Received profile of a Syrian refugee family needing sponsorship

Nov 26/15
Received approval to become a Constituent Group

Nov 22/15
Submitted application to sponsor a refugee family as a Constituent Group


No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted
— Aesop