Imagine a country, just like ours. Imagine a family, just like yours. Imagine a house, like that in which you live. Imagine children, just like those at the park. Now, imagine a war, in this country like ours. They grieve for the dead, this family like yours. There’s no longer a house, like that in which you live. And the children can’t go to the park, due to fear. And so this family flees, from their country of birth. Behind them they leave devastation and grief. They leave much behind, they have near-nothing left. They want a new life, away from the death. But they can’t do it without you, they just can’t.
The Lakeshore Syrian Connection is a group of Toronto moms trying to raise the $30 000 needed to bring a Syrian refugee family to Canada. Through selling merchandise and fundraising, they have already raised more than half the required amount. Many will never even consider giving to such a cause. Giving money to a family that you have never met, and may never meet. It does seems bit odd at first. But this is a family, just like yours. The parents had jobs, the children went to school. They have dreams and aspirations. They have left so much behind. Today, I ask you to help fix what is wrong with the world. I ask you to give to those who have nothing. Your donation gives hope to those who live in fear.