Port Perry Refugee Support Group
Who Are We?
We are an inter-church, inter-community group, drawing on a wide spectrum of community residents. All are welcome to join this movement of community members and local churches to sponsor refugee families to come to Port Perry.
What Is Our Objective?
It is our goal to sponsor at least two refugee families for resettlement in the Port Perry community.
How Do We Get Involved?
Join one of the following action groups:
Fundraising - Contact: Mike Lorish
Housing - Contact: Andy Hiemstra
How Can You Donate To The Group?
Financial donations can be made in person at Emmanuel Community Church through the office or on Sunday mornings. Please use our special project envelopes or mark your regular giving envelope with the designation "refugee project." Tax receipts will be issued. In person donations can also be made through any of the other local churches partnered in this initiative: Hope Church, New Song Church, Port Perry United Church, and Victory Christian Centre.
Online donations can be made through the Port Perry Refugee Group Canada Helps page.
Look for donation boxes around town! If you see one, thank the shop owner for supporting our initiative.
Where Can You Follow Us Online?
For the latest and updates regarding this initiative, we invite you to follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn.
You can also visit this page or partner church websites regularly for updates on the progress of the group, special events, and fundraising efforts.
Helpful Links & FAQ
Please click here for a list of helpful links in reference to the refugee crises and sponsorship process, plus a document pertaining to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).
Port Perry Refugee Support Group Update - December 2016:
Breaking news! After a long wait, the committee has been informed that next three families will be arriving within the next 4-6 weeks, possibly earlier. Please join our community group Facebook page to see up to the minute updates, as we learn more. Thank you for your continued support! Also, Val Penney will be the new Steering Committee Chair for the Port Perry Refugee Support Group, replacing Brent in January 2017.
Getting involved in the Scugog refugee initiative aligns with our vision to make the world a better place to live. God calls us to love our neighbour and through this effort we hope to make several new neighbours.” — Fred Penney, Emmanuel Community Church