Sponsors must provide refugees with lodging, settlement assistance and support for 12 months or until the family becomes self-sufficient. Approx $30,000 is needed for a refugee family of four; the federal government is expected to contribute 40% of the funds while community fundraising will be required for the remaining amount.
Summerland Refugee Sponsorship Group is partnering with the Community Foundation of the South Okanagan for the purpose of issuing tax receipts.
If you wish to received a tax receipt for your donation, make cheques payable to Community Foundation of the South Okanagan or CFSOS and put "Summerland Refugee" in the memo line. Or, you can make an online payment via credit card by clicking HERE.
Cheques can be mailed to Summerland Refugee Sponsorship Group at the address below:
PO Box 1149
Summerland, BC V0H 1Z0
Donate household furnishings, other goods
We are also seeking donations of household supplies, furniture, toys and more. Click here for a detailed list.