Collingwood's first Syrian newcomers settle in

Welcome to the Collingwood Syrian Family Sponsorship Fund

Collingwood's Syrian Newcomers

15.02.2017 – The Collingwood Syrian Refugee Sponsorship Committee is 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 volunteer.

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 part-time job and the volunteer English lessons are proving very beneficial. He is also working hard to obtain his G2 driver's license. The children are enjoying being at school and community ESL volunteers continue to support them with English lessons. Our community committee comprises All Saints Anglican and Trinity United 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!

WHAT YOUR DONATION PAYS FOR

An income tax receipt will be issued for your donation

  • 1. Subsidize travel costs to Toronto and Collingwood
  • 2. Subsidize appropriate housing in Collingwood
  • 3. Provide food for the family
  • 4. Transportation as required
  • 5. Counselling as needed regarding community orientation
  • 6. English tutoring as needed
  • 7. Assistance with pre-school or daycare as needed
  • 8. Provide assistance with public schools as needed

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.

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WHY IS THERE SUCH A NEED?

The Syrian Crisis Explained...

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Your donation to The Syrian Family Sponsorship Fund will be routed through a special donation page provided by our partnering organization, Elephant Thoughts Educational Outreach.

Elephant Thoughts is a locally-based, international charity celebrated for its award-winning educational and humanitarian work across Canada and around the world.

Elephant Thoughts' generous support of this project enables us to provide you with an income tax receipt for donations of $20 or more.

Thank you to Elephant Thoughts...and, thank You!

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© Collingwood Syrian Family Sponsorship Fund 2015