Stouffville Help and Awareness for Refugees and the Exiled
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Long Term Goal
SHARE is a group of Christians from EastRidge and Springvale Churches who have a common vision to welcome an Iraqi refugee family into the Stouffville area.
Who they are
SHARE was formed in September 2015 in response to the refugee crisis in the Middle East. Members of EastRidge Church joined forces with Springvale Church in February 2016. Springvale Church will be the Constituent Group. SHARE will be working with EMCC/C&MA as the Sponsorship Agreement Holder. EastRidge has made SHARE an official ministry of the church.
Status of Refugee Family
SHARE hopes to sponsor an Iraqi family of six persons. They hope to finish their fundraising and paperwork in April and welcome the family to Stouffville by early fall.
Achievements to Date
SHARE includes recent immigrants with experience & knowledge around settlement issues, others are long time Canadians with stable roots within the community and the ability to welcome newcomers. SHARE has raised $46,800 of a total goal of $60,000.