In response to the refugee crisis that began in September 2015, a group of Ontario civil servants and friends came together to sponsor a family of five. We welcomed them to Toronto at the beginning of 2016.

As sponsors, we have been touched by the struggles and dreams, friendship and hospitality of this family. We celebrate their successes, and share their concern for the safety and wellbeing of a sister still caught in Turkey with her husband and two year old child.

Please help us bring this new family of three to Toronto! Together, we are responsible for raising the funds needed to support the family during their first year in Canada. By donating to this fund, you can help us reach our goal of $30,000. Your donation will go directly to cover rent and other living costs for the sponsored newcomers. All donations will be recognized with a charitable receipt. Donations will be managed by the Mennonite Central Committee - an organization that holds a formal agreement with the federal government to engage in refugee sponsorship on an ongoing basis. The Mennonite Central Committee's refugee work is informed by over thirty years of sponsorship experience, and by international work in relief, development and peace building.

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Funds raised: $27,210.00 towards the goal of $30,000.00