“Good Afternoon Everyone,
I wanted to take this opportunity to provide you with an update on efforts to assist sponsoring refugee families into our community. If you have an information I can pass along to the group, please send this to me and I will share it.
Fundraising and Awareness: To date there is $23,500 in the Libro account. Many of you are engaging in fundraising for sponsorships within your Faith-based group and as I understand it efforts are being met with much generosity. It would be great to plan for an awareness piece next week Wednesday. Please provide any updates I may share before then.
Group meeting: On Monday Sept 28th at 6 pm, Robert and I would like to bring all interested parties together to discuss our plans going forward. We will provide a location and agenda early next week.
Activities that have taken place this week and other information:
Website- Mariam Hamou put together a website syrianrefugeefund.ca
Mariam, Rania and others attended a LifeLine Syria Toronto information session.
We heard from St. Andrew Memorial they are working on a Group of 5 sponsorship
A group of Physicians is fundraising to support efforts in the Community
The Mosque will host an Eid Dinner on Sept 26th with proceeds benefiting their sponsorship efforts.
Connected with a group of physicians about providing medical support to families as soon as they arrive.“