Support the Refugee Committee
The TEMC Refugee Committee is now in its fourth year and we continue our challenging and rewarding work to lend support to the needs of our three families, two from Syria and one from Somalia, who is about to arrive from Nigeria.
We consider every aspect of settlement – housing, health care, education, budgeting, acclimation and government liaison – yet daily living costs are higher than ever and while our volunteer committee has been doing a stellar job.
Here is a brief update on our TEMC families:
Our first family, a single mother and two daughters, has made a very successful transition. The children are doing well in elementary school and their mother, who is newly employed, has graduated from George Brown on the Dean’s list with a certificate in Business and Accounting.
Our second family, parents with two little girls, are settled close to TEMC. The family is eager to assimilate and loyally attend school to upgrade their language skills. Their young daughters attend primary school.
Our third family is about to arrive from Nigeria. Their wait has been long, yet the family of five write often to the committee about their lives in Nigeria and their excitement about joining us soon in Toronto. The Committee has prepared for their arrival.
Timothy Eaton Memorial Church is proud of the work of our Refugee Committee and supports the dedication they give to their volunteer work. Under the leadership of Martin Tomlinson, the Committee meets once a month to discuss the families’ needs and plan ongoing support.
As we head into the holiday season, we ask you to consider generously supporting the work of our TEMC Refugee Committee. You may join the committee and give your time or make a donation. Volunteer babysitting is also needed and qualifies for high school community service hours.
All donations can be made to temc.ca/donate and will receive a tax receipt. Please direct your funds to the Refugee Committee.
Your support is important.
The TEMC Refugee Committee