Update on our Syrian Refugee Sponsorship Challenge
As we announced two months ago, the staff and lawyers of Goldblatt Partners are raising funds to privately sponsor a Syrian refugee family. We have challenged other law firms and organizations to do the same. Our fundraising efforts will support the resettlement needs of a refugee family, including food, lodging and other start-up costs.
We need a minimum of $30,000 to file our sponsorship application. However, we believe we need to raise some additional funds, since the cost of living in or near Toronto is high.
With the change in our federal government, the family we will be sponsoring could arrive in Canada much sooner than we expected, which is great news! We understand that the family could arrive as quickly as January 2016 – i.e. 3 weeks to 3 months after we submit our application.
As of today, November 10, 2015, we have raised almost $27,000, including matching donations by the firm. We would like to hit the $30,000 minimum as soon as possible so that we can submit our application.
Find out how to make a donation.
You can also attend our Trivia Night TONIGHT, November 10th, at the Firkin on Yonge (207 Yonge Street) at 7 p.m.
Thank you to everyone who has donated money, time and/or expertise!