UPDATE: Collingwood's first Syrian family settles in.
Welcome to the Collingwood Syrian Family Sponsorship Fund
17.01.2017 – The Collingwood Syrian Refugee Sponsorship Committee is very pleased to report that the Bozans, our first of two Syrian families, is adjusting very well. Ahmed has found part-time employment between English classes and he and Hasna have donated time to a local volunteer agency.
With the onset of winter, the novelty of snow and cold provides both new fun opportunities for the kids and the usual challenges. Ahmed is enjoying his weekend job and the volunteer English lessons are proving very beneficial. Christmas and New Years were enjoyable with lots of friends and gifts from the community. The children are enjoying school and learning English at a rapid pace.
Our community committee comprises Trinity United and All Saints Anglican Churches and many other individual citizens. Support from the whole community has been nothing short of astounding.
The Committee is expecting to welcome our second family of Syrian newcomers this year.
Our Syrian Sponsorship Committee has access to many resources that will help reduce some of the above costs. If you are able to donate household or personal items such as furniture, bedding, toys, etc. visit the Contacts Page on this site.