Raising money is relatively easy. Helping a family integrate into life in Canada is where a commitment to compassion is essential. If our group successfully raises money but doesn’t support this family after they arrived, then we haven’t done our job.
We are looking for individuals who are interested in helping with the process. This family will need emotional support, financial support, and regular old practical support. Rides to appointments, computer lessons, financial know-how, navigating the supermarket, guelph bus routes, school system, jobs and community groups…etc. They need your help.
It takes a village. Want to be a part of this village? If you have something specific you know you can help with (such as “I have a van!” or “I speak Arabic”) please email email@example.com to get the ball rolling.
If you are not sure how you can help, but want to do something, please go to this link and fill it out. There will soon be many, many Syrian families living in Guelph, and it will take a collective effort to make the transition smooth for all of them. Our group has quite a bit of help as it is, and the other families will also need your help.
Thank You for your willingness to help.