***Donation Instructions: Please note that the DONATE BUTTON for Vancouver Welcome Committee (VWC), 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!***
We are the Vancouver Welcome Committee (VWC), a group of 9 friends supporting a refugee family for their first year in Canada. Our group has been matched with a Syrian family (parents and four kids, ages 14, 12, 10, and 3).
We have already received numerous generous gifts of furniture, clothing, and housewares. However, there will be many ongoing expenses required to support this family of 6 in Vancouver. The funds we collect will help the family further set up their home and support themselves during their first year. This includes things like: school supplies, pantry items, bus passes, dental work, prescriptions, etc.
A large portion of the sponsorship funding for the first year comes from Jewish Family Services (JFS) Ottawa - a private sponsorship foundation. The goal of this page is to raise additional funds for the family over and above what has already been generously provided by JFS. The dollar amount on this page includes the funds from JFS as well as donations from you, our friends and family!
Your donations are greatly appreciated and will go a long way to helping our refugee family get off to a great start in Canada!
Thank you! Paige, Angela, Barbara Ann, Ben, Bruce, Jess, Renee, Ron, and Warren