Refugee Sponsorship Update – January 25, 2016

Our family will be moving into their own apartment on February 1.  English classes, school, and soccer are all beginning!

Our efforts to raise money continue because we plan to sponsor a second family as soon as this one has settled in.  In the spring there will be a community concert on the theme of “Home” at Oak Bay United Church.  All proceeds will go to the Refugee Fund.

Reaching out to potential individual and business donors remains a priority.  Besides the most basic necessities, such as housing, food, and clothing, we are responsible for providing language and cultural awareness training, assistance in negotiating our healthcare system, integration into our education system, shopping and banking, transportation practices, and the like.

We are blessed with great volunteers, who are skilled in the medical and education fields, as well as those who have significant experience in helping people from other cultures adapt to our Canadian context.

Please let us know if you’d like to be kept abreast of our progress and the events we have planned.