On Sunday Oct 21, 2018, members of the Refugee Committee, with some relatives and friends, formed a team and raised over $11,000 to support our work with Refugees.
With the amount already raised on the June book sale and what we hope to realize from the Marion Singers concert on November 10, we should come close to meeting our goal of $20,000 for 2019, when we expect to welcome three more families.
Coral Petzoldt, Jim and Merylie Houston, and their three granddaughters, Lucy, Charlotte and Penelope, accounted for $5,455, almost half the total. And a large part of that came from generous members of the congregation.
On October 21st, our refugee committee will be participating in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge to raise funds for sponsoring refugees. Join us! It’s for a great cause, it’s a lot of fun AND it’s good for your health!
Participants can choose between a full marathon, a half or a 5-km walk, which is what most of our committee members will be doing.
For those unable to participate in person, we encourage you to sponsor Milka, a young Eritrean woman who arrived in Canada last November and now wants to give back and help raise funds for our future refugee sponsorships.
Please visit http://www.torontowaterfrontmarathon.com/stwm-charities/holy-trinity-refugee-committee/ to register as a participant or click here to sponsor Milka.
Please note: This event continues on Monday, June 25th and Tuesday, June 26th!
Every year in June, under the leafy canopy of Trinity Square, people from all walks of life can be found perusing the books spread out by Holy Trinity’s Refugee Committee. This annual sale is a beloved tradition in the neighbourhood. It benefits the Refugee Committee here at Holy Trinity, who have worked hard to help settle refugees in Toronto for decades, and are still going strong. This year’s sale takes place on Thursday June 21 and Friday June 22, starting at 9 am and ending at 5 pm each day. Come find a treasure for your coffee table, a fun beach read, or a birthday present! If you would like to volunteer to set up or tear down the sale, please contact Kate Werneburg at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, June 15th at 5 pm.
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