SYRIAN REFUGEE FAMILIES
When Canadian couple Samantha Jackson & Farzin Yousefian decided to forgo their fancy wedding and donate the money toward bringing a Syrian refugee family to Canada, we were inspired. We donated $2,000 to help.
To date, more than 350 people have donated and together, we have raised an incredible $56, 219. Every donation to this cause sends a strong message: refugees are welcome in our communities. The family is expected to arrive in early 2016. Together, with a group of four friends and many supporters, Samantha and Farzin will spend the next 12 months helping this family make Toronto home – private refugee sponsors commit to assisting with everything from connecting the newcomers to local elementary schools, to finding an apartment, to registering for OHIP and securing employment.
100% of donations made will fund these efforts. Every dollar of the money raised will pay for the family's shelter, food, clothing, and everything in-between for their first 12 months as permanent residents of Canada. Interested in learning more or making a donation? Click here.