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REFUGEE CHILDREN RELIEF DRIVE

Posted on: January 18, 2016

Inspired by Kids’ Sangha
Please join the Kid’s Sangha and the Temple in supporting this worthy cause and helping the children of Syria see a sliver of light at the end of their very long tunnel. Since the crisis in Syria began our Temple Board has been discussing how to help the Syrian people forced to flee their homes in the middle of a terrible war zone. Last month we were humbled when our very own Kid’s Sangha took the initiative and held a delicious bake sale in order to raise funds for the Syrian refugee children. It
turned  out  to  be  a  great  success.  We  decided  we  should  follow  the  leadership  of  our  compassionate  and thoughtful children and  contribute as much as we can to their chosen relief organization, Plan Canada.

Plan Canada was founded in 1937 and is one of the world’s oldest and largest international development agencies, working in partnership with millions of people around the world to end global poverty. It is not-for-profit, independent and inclusive of all faiths and cultures. It has one agenda: to improve the lives of children. For the crisis in Syria, Plan Canada is creating safe spaces for injured or ailing children to recover, providing mental health care and emotional support for children and their caregivers, trying to improve access to formal and  non-formal  education  in  a  protective  learning  environment  for  school-aged  children,  and  advocating  for greater support for these vulnerable children and families.

We  are  doing  a  second  fundraising  on  Shotsuki  Sunday,  January  3,  2016,  donating  an  amount totaling all general donations received that day to Plan Canada. We will continue to collect individual donations in the lobby on  Sundays to the end of January to increase the total as much as we can. All donations over $25.00  with the donor’s name and address will be issued a donation
receipt from Plan Canada in due course.

Our Kid’s Sangha have set a proud example and they are teaching us the way to live a life of compassion. They are an inspiration. Many children in desperate need will benefit
from your kindness.