Everything else can come later: the schools, the jobs, the apartments, but today we need money. In order to bring two families to Toronto, our local community must raise $100,000 to meet Canada’s sponsorship criteria and guarantee the families’ support for the first year.
These refugees are among the most vulnerable of those whose lives have been devastated by the war. Already screened and approved overseas, they will arrive as permanent residents,needing everything to begin a new life.
What will your donation do? It will help them in a hundred critical ways. To pay for food, rent, beds, everything from school books to winter boots. TTC tokens to toothpaste to skills training for jobs. The bare essentials for starting life in Canada. Every dollar you give will go to their needs. Our neighbourhood committee is officially sponsored by St James Cathedral. It will monitor expenses and provide charitable receipts for your income tax.