To mark International Migrants’ Day on December 18th, the IMRC will be raising funds to purchase Grocery Gift cards for Syrian refugee families who have recently settled in our community and are most in need of a little assistance over this winter season. Our partner organization, Bring Back Hope (www.bringbackhope.ca), will connect the IMRC to families in the region in order to deliver Grocery Gift cards. Bring Back Hope is a local coalition working towards raising awareness regarding the Syrian conflict and accompanying flow of refugees. It focuses on building a volunteer network to assist in the resettlement of Syrian refugees and aims to raise funds in support of refugees in the Kitchener-Waterloo community.
Any donations received beyond our $1000 goal will go towards supporting a refugee scholarship that will be launched by the IMRC and Wilfrid Laurier University this March, 2017. This scholarship will be announced during the IMRC’s conference focused on the refugee experience titled “Up/Rooted: A Collaborative Community Conference on Refugees and Resettlement”. We will be in touch in the new year with further details.
Click the “Donate Today” button at the bottom of the page to make an online contribution. You can also drop off cash contributions in a clearly marked envelope to the IMRC office at the BSIA, room 241.
On this International Migrants Day, please join us in making a difference to some Syrian refugee families. We encourage everyone to give generously. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns