Syrian Family's New Life in Canada

$5,450 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 35 people in 20 days
It has been hard to watch the ongoing tragedy in Syria over the past few years. That is why many Canadians have volunteered to privately "sponsor" Syrian refugee families to come to Canada and start a new life here.

Scott and I have been lucky enough to be a part of one of these sponsor groups. Our group has been matched with THREE Syrian families and we will be responsible for supporting them during their first year here in Canada. Our donations - and yours, should you wish to support us - will pay for their rent, groceries, school, winter clothing and any other expenses that arise during their year. Any donation will make a direct impact - in a real and tangible way - for these families who are starting over.

I hope you can support us as we help them start new lives full of hope, opportunity and peace.

Family #1 - A mother and son (Amira and Khaled) who arrived in December 2016

Family #2 - A husband, wife and their 4 children (ages 6-17), who arrived in November 2017

Family # 3 - A husband, wife (who is Amira's daughter/Khaled's sister) and their two daughters who were just approved to come to Canada on July 10th

Where your donation goes:
$25 will help pay for their cell phone bill so they can keep in touch with the family they left behind

$50 will help pay for their groceries for the week so they can cook meals that remind them of home

$100 will buy their monthly transit pass so they can take the bus to their English classes at the community center 

$250 will buy them a new winter coat, hat and gloves to help them brave their first Canadian winter

$1000 will pay for their month's rent where they will have a safe place to call home after years of uncertainty

Details for GoFundMe:
Who you are and where you’re from: I'm Julie Werry an American living in Toronto, Canada who is part of a private sponsorship group (see more below):
https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/corporate/publications-manuals/guide-private-sponsorship-refugees-program.html

Your relationship with the parties for whom you are raising funds and your method of contact with them: This family is our 3rd family who we have sponsored via private sponsorship.  We met them through our 1st family (they are related) and filled out their application in 2017.  They are a family of 4 who is moving to Canada on July 10th

How the funds will be spent (be specific as possible): These funds will go directly to the family for monthly expenses like: rent, groceries, public transportation, school supplies, winter coats, and any other essentials.

Your specific plan for how the funds will be withdrawn from and sent to the beneficiary of the campaign: Funds will be withdrawn by me and deposited directly into their bank account OR will be used for me to buy things for the family in advance of their arrival (i.e. furniture, pots and pans, mattresses, rent deposits, etc).
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5 days ago
$50
Anonymous
5 days ago
DW
$400
David & Heather Werry
7 days ago
$100
Anonymous
9 days ago
$25
Anonymous
10 days ago
$500
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11 days ago
CS
$100
Cindy Sweeting
11 days ago
$100
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