We are pleased to announce that we took our idea for this project to the Essex Parent Council and they enthusiastically joined our initiative. Our page on the school website about this project has now been renamed the Hawthorne and Essex Community Syrian Refugee Sponsorship Project and we are so excited to be able to make a difference together.
We need to raise a minimum amount of $30,000 for a our application to be approved. That means we only need 60 families to pledge $500.00. Any amount you can spare would be helpful.
There are also so many other ways to help these families such as providing assistance finding shelter, employment, furniture or health services. We will also be working to get our classrooms involved with curriculum that helps our kids feel like they are part of extending a hand across the world and bringing out the very best in Canada. If you have not already done so, please pledge your support at: