Dewson School Community Refugees Welcome has partnered again with the Windermere United Church to do a refugee sponsorship. We are trying to raise $4000 additional dollars required to be able to bring a mother and her four year old son to Canada. She’s fleeing persecution in Eritrea and currently working as a social worker in a refugee camp in Ethiopia.
We have most of what we need already: $8000 is left over from our 2015 fundraising which resulted in the successful settlement of the Guleserian family, coming to Canada from Syria. The government will also contribute 6 months of financial support. This $4000 will help us leverage all these funds to make an enormous difference for this family. They are expected to arrive in Canada before September.
If you wish to make a donation, you may do so via this website. Please note that Canada Helps takes a small portion of the donation as a processing fee.
For online donation here, please include the message line: "Dewson Refugee Sponsorship".
You can also make a donation by cheque through our Sponsorship Agreement Holder, Windermere United Church. They will issue you a tax receipt for any donations over $50 at the end of the year.
Cheques can be made payable to:
“Dewson Refugee Sponsorship c/o Windermere United Church”
and mailed to
Michelle Maldonado, Church & Property Administrator
Windermere United Church
356 Windermere Avenue
Toronto ON M6S 3L3
Help us welcome this family to our community and give them a good start on the road to a safe and positive future in Canada!