Donation Instructions: Please note that the DONATE BUTTON for Sanctuary Gabriola 2019 (SAGA) is at the BOTTOM of this page (scroll all the way down). The donate button at the top right corner is for MCC's general Humanitarian fund. Thank you for your support and partnership! ***

Why do we continue to fundraise?

SAGA (SAnctuary GAbriola) was formed in 2015 with the objective of sponsoring two families to Gabriola Island and helping them become part of our community.  Our first family arrived in 2016 and has been well accepted by the community of Gabriola.  Our official sponsorship ended in February 2017.

The second family is a totally Privately Sponsored Eritrean refugee family of four that some of us know personally.  SAGA has been approved to sponsor this family for refugee resettlement in Canada under the Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program.

SAGA works through a Core Group of people who direct Action Committees for Fundraising, Practical Assistance, Communication, Reception Readiness, Finance and Administration.  There is an expanding Support Group which numbers over sixty.  SAGA’s Core, Action, and Support Groups all include people with experience sponsoring refugees.

We are excited about our next family and need your financial help. A significant amount of donations was received already in earlier years and will be used to assist this second family. We will need additional donations however which we estimate at $ 25000, our donation goal. Caring people like you make this possible.  It’s such an enriching experience volunteering and helping a family find a new, successful life here in British Columbia. 

To volunteer or ask questions, you can email our Treasurer, 

Financial donations can be made right on this page, and your donation is gratefully accepted.  Your online donation tax receipt will be sent to you directly from Mennonite Central Committee.

Funds raised: $800.00 towards the goal of $20,000.00