UPDATE Dec. 6
Thank you for being so generous! We have surpassed our fundraising goal and have raised about $34,000. Most of it came in the first 10 days of our campaign. WOW!
There are still refugee sponsorships that could use your support. You can donate through our fundraising page or directly to the project of your choice.
We still have a need for furnishings and other household items. Our plan is to start accepting them once we have secured a place for the family to live.
Last night at the CFNA Executive meeting, we decided to officially commit to helping a Syrian refugee family. We have partnered with Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) to sponsor a refugee family.
The exciting news is that we’ve already been matched with a young family of four from Syria!
Sponsoring the family is a year-long commitment to provide for their financial needs, find and furnish a home for them, and help them transition to life in Canada. It’s a big undertaking, but as a community, we’re up for it!
The first step is to raise the necessary funds as soon as possible: $27,000.
Please consider making a donation to our refugee project fund. All donations receive a charitable tax receipt from MCC. Donations can be made online at https://donate.mcccanada.ca/registry/cfna-refugees To donate by cheque, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a time for us to show the world why we love Central Frederick! We live in a community where neighbours care about each other, and where people strive to be global citizens as well as local citizens. We can welcome this family to a safe and supportive community, and give them hope for a better life. Help us to make this happen!
To follow the latest news and events please visit https://www.facebook.com/CFNArefugees
To get involved in the sponsorship process, please join our mailing list https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/cfna-refugee-family