Our second sponsored Syrian family is soon to arrive!

Welcome to the Collingwood Syrian Family Sponsorship Fund

Collingwood's Syrian Newcomers

10.04.2017 – The Collingwood Syrian Family Sponsorship Committee is pleased to announce that the second of our sponsored Syrian families is set to arrive this Spring.

They will be joining the Bozans, our first sponsored family as well as two other Syrian families who have recently re-located here, one from Thornbury and the other from Saskatoon. All of the newcomers to Collingwood are Kurdish and are very supportive in helping each other get settled. Support from the whole community has been nothing short of astounding in assisting these families locate schools and connecting them with housing and employment opportunities. Although learning English is their highest priority for the first year, finding employment is increasingly important as Committee financial assistance draws to a close at the end of one year. Government financial aid expired after just six months. All of our families have managed to find suitable employment and are gratefully thriving as families, friends and neighbours, and in safety, in Collingwood. The First Presbyterian Church Sponsorship Group is also welcoming a family of Kurdish newcomers this Spring and we wish them well.

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