From Refugees to Newcomers

We are very happy that the Syrian family of 6 we are sponsoring arrived safely in late May and that the settling in is going well.  They have moved into a row house that is now fully furnished.  The many forms and applications that are required for municipal, provincial and federal programs and services are either completed or well underway.  The children are registered for school in September and the parents have begun English classes.  A delicious welcome lunch was enjoyed on Saturday July 13th.  We are all relieved and happy that they are here and we are getting to know each other.

Anyone wishing to make a financial conribution for their coming needs for school clothes and books and snowsuits should donate to Ottawa Monthly Meeting (by cheque, e-mail transfer or Canada Helps) specifying the donation is to the Refugee Fund.  All contributions will be greatly appreciated.