St. Helen's is working to sponsor a family of ten Syrian refugees. As partners in this effort we are joined by a number of neighbouring Anglican parishes and community organizations, like the UBC Refugee Relief Team and St. James' Anglican Church.
All 10 of the Syrian Refugees have arrived in Vancouver! Zakarya in October, Fatima, Khaled, Majd and Lana on December 5th, Mariam and her husband Abd al-Karem on December 28th and Abdul-Karim, Ftim and baby Haneen in March 2017.
Complete information to date can be found here.
There are many ways you can support the Refugee family! We accept cash, online donations, and cheques (made out to "St. Helen's Anglican Church")- please clearly label that it's for the "Syrian Refugee Ministry". Currently, we aren't accepting any clothing or furniture donations. We are always collecting non-perishables for the families. See the list here.
The photo to the left shows the family's accommodation (improvised tents) in Damascus, which they had been surviving in until their arrival in Vancouver.