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Including residents of Perth, the Townships of Tay Valley, Lanark Highlands & Drummond North Elmsley and others who come on board


We know that it will take an average of $30,000 a year to sponsor a refugee family. So here is where the rubber hits the road. We are reaching out to to appeal to the generosity of the community to achieve our objective of sponsoring several refugees families in the coming months and years. Fortunately, the well-respected Perth & District Community Foundation (PDCF) has set up a fund to support The CARR. It will provide tax receipts for all donations and will professionally manage the funds, which will be dedicated to the sponsorship of refugees as required.

If you would like to make an online donation, you may do so through PDCF's secure online donation page set up for this project on the Canada Helps website by clicking on the "Donate Now" button below. You may enter a one time donation in the "Donate Now" box in the next screen, or you may donate monthly by clicking on the "Monthly" box. You will receive an immediate tax receipt from Canada Helps.

Or you may drop in to McLean Insurance, 58 Foster Street Perth, and make a donation by cash, debit, credit, or cheque payable to the Perth & District Community Foundation, for The CARR Refugee Fund.

As well, you may send a donation by cheque made out to the Perth & District Community Foundation, with a note indicating that your Donation is for the Refugee Fund to:

Perth & District Community Foundation
33 Lewis Street
Perth, Ontario
K7H 2R4

You will receive a tax receipt by mail from the PDCF for donations through McLean Insurance or by cheque to the Foundation.

We are working hard to ensure that we are able to access matching funding through the Federal Government's BVOR program, as well as the private sector Welcome Fund. These matching funding opportunities will make your donations go even farther.

Thanks to the generosity of our donors we have met our initial funding goal for year-end 2015 and we are now where we had hoped we would be financially in order to welcome three Refugee families to our community over the coming months. We welcome additional donations to help us prepare for the future. Please consider making a donation today as a present to family or friends, to honour someone special, or simply to donate in your own name because you care about helping the most vulnerable people on the face of this planet.

Thank you for considering a donation to The CARR Refugee Fund. Every penny we receive will go towards a better future for the refugee families we will sponsor.

"We make a living by what we get.
We make a life by what we give."

~ Winston S. Churchill

"Optimism is a strategy for making a better future.
Because unless you believe that the future can be better,
you are unlikely to step up and take responsibility for making it so."

~ Noam Chomsky
"It's not how much we give
but how much love we put into giving."

~ Mother Teresa 

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