Hope for a Little Girl

$13,685 of $24,600 goal

Raised by 50 people in 22 months

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Hope for a Little Girl


We all care deeply for children. We know what we would do to keep our own kids safe, healthy and happy. Now it is time to help another deserving child.
 
This story starts years ago. A young couple had a seemingly normal life in Lattakia, a beautiful coastal town in Syria. She was teaching kids, he was working in sales – planning a family, dreaming of same things as any young couple does.

 That was until the horror of Syrian war forced him to flee to Jordan to avoid serving in military and fighting against his own people. Before a very dramatic story made a young woman run after him, barely alive. 

 That was over three years ago. For three long years, they’ve struggled to survive and thrive in Amman, Jordan. The little blue-eyed girl in the photo was born as a refugee. With no extended family, no friends and no toys to grow up with. 

 This beautiful family is registered with UNHCR but their case was not moving anywhere, as is the case with so many others. The young dad works 12 hours a day for an amount of money that can barely cover food and basic needs. 

 Mom stays at home with her little girl who gives her only comfort and strength to go on. Their status is unsafe and the country simply will not offer them a future. Syrians are treated as second class citizens in Jordan, neglected and shunned. 

 It’s time we gave them a second chance. Through social media, this lovely family has made contact with a number of ordinary Canadians who have been active in helping Syrian refugees. Leading the effort is Vania Davidovic, who has helped many others through her group, Canadian Sponsors. Other volunteers include Atousa, Zac, Umbreen, Sana and Nadia who together have agreed to share the sponsorship of this family.

 What’s holding us back?  Financing. The amount of $23,000 is the EXACT amount required by the Canadian government to settle a family of three for one year in this country. Additional $1,600 is added to this amount to cover the gofundme campaign fees.
Your donation will contribute to the family's budget for the first year including:
Food     $ 6,000
Rent   $ 12,000
Startup costs $ 2,300
Other necessities of life $ 2,700
 
We are also counting on in-kind donations and hoping to find a generous Canadian to offer them a furnished basement to live in for a start. If that happens the amount that we need to raise is significantly reduced.
Update:  To date we don't have a confirmed place for this family to stay upon arrival so we need to continue raising the funds.

We did submit all necessary documentation and forms along with bank account opened in their name, to the Canada immigration office. We are doing this under the strict guidelines of the private refugee sponsorship program that our country offers. The family file is currently in process. We will continue raising the money as we look forward to welcome this lovely small family to Canada during the next year.

Should you wish to join us in this effort, we would remain forever thankful.

Thank you for your generosity,

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Hello, We have received a full in- kind donation (shelter/furniture) and were allowed to subtract that from the total amount required by Immigration Canada. However, the family will need more funds as they arrive and learn english in their first months or a year... please help us by sharing our campaign and donating, as they are waiting for their file to be processed...
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Dear friends and followers, we are very excited that our small family's files have been pre-approved and they recently received a "G- number" from Immigration Canada in Winnipeg. We have also decided to continue raising funds as the amount set as first goal is absolute minimum that family of three needs to be allowed for sponsorship process. However having some funds over will allow us to cover for much needed initial expenses of settlement and to help them start their life in Canada ... Please continue to support us if you can. Thank you for your generosity and interest.
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We made it!!!
Their file made it in 1,000 limit!
We have received the email with
G-number today!!
It is hard to describe the joy. And relief.
Thank you all.
Process can start now. ❤
We are moving on, sweetheart.
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Dear friends, followers of the campaign and donors!!
I'm thrilled to say that we have reached our financial goal thanks to an incredibly generous donor who wanted to give Alice a chance to normal life... We are ensuring they will have a place to live in for the first year as that also is part of our commitment ... We remain hopeful that their file will be approved by Immigration and that we will see them in Canada this year!! Thank you all from the bottom of my heart and also on behalf of the family.
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Vania Davidovic
22 months ago
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Offline donation: 2,120 dollars Efforts of Umbreen

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Vania Davidovic
22 months ago

An offer to host this small family for a first year in Canada .... a small rent-free apartment or a finished basement, could reduce amount needed to be rasied by about 10K... If anyone is in a position and willing to do this, it would bring us so much closer to the goal! Thank you....

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$13,685 of $24,600 goal

Raised by 50 people in 22 months
Created October 7, 2016
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balance yoga lounge
18 months ago
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Our entire yoga community contributed to support this beautiful family!

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Anonymous Donor
19 months ago (Offline Donation)
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Some people just shine the light on Earth!!! Thank you !!!

AM
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Ashley McCall
19 months ago
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I hope they will be able to come to Canada soon.

KS
$107
Karen Scott
19 months ago
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Looking forward to welcoming this precious little girl to her new homeland Canada.

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19 months ago
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Vania Davidovic
22 months ago
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Offline donation: 2,120 dollars Efforts of Umbreen

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Vania Davidovic
22 months ago

An offer to host this small family for a first year in Canada .... a small rent-free apartment or a finished basement, could reduce amount needed to be rasied by about 10K... If anyone is in a position and willing to do this, it would bring us so much closer to the goal! Thank you....

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