Windermere United Church


Business Number: 119299535RR0001

Dewson Refugee Sponsorship

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!

$3,475 raised out of $4,000 goal

86.875% Complete