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The Welcome to Canada project was created by college friends Ashlynn and Faryal as a way to welcome refugees coming to Canada from Afghanistan. Knowing that children and their families are suffering is absolutely heartbreaking. After discussing how horrible we feel not being able to help those who are trapped in Afghanistan we decided to do something to welcome the families who would be coming to Canada. As early childhood educators our thoughts keep drifting to the children. We can only imagine how confusing this must be for children to be moving to a new place at such short notice. Upon arriving in Canada they will be quarantined to a hotel room with their families before being able to explore their new environment. Our goal is to give as many children as possible a “SMILE BOX” shortly after they arrive in Canada. We hope to fill each box with school supplies as well as new and gently used toys. Our goal is to bring a smile to their face during this difficult time in their life as well as to keep them entertained as they complete the mandatory hotel quarantine. We are also hoping to raise enough funds to be able to provide each family with a food hamper as well as hygiene products once they settle into their new home. We hope that you will find it in your heart to help us with this project. Thank you all in advance.

My mother, Leeanna Fisher, will withdraw and handle the funds raised on my behalf. We will use 100% of the funds to purchase items that will be used to make the smile boxes. We will deliver the smile boxes to children newborn to eighteen years old who have arrived in Canada as refugees from Afghanistan. 



  • Nicholas Bains
    • $200 
    • 2 yrs
  • Anonymous
    • $50 
    • 2 yrs
  • Michelle Ghazouli
    • $600 
    • 2 yrs
  • Anonymous
    • $70 
    • 2 yrs
  • Debra McGrath
    • $500 
    • 2 yrs

Organizer and beneficiary

Ashlynn Fisher
Brampton, ON
Leeanna Fisher

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