Donations Needed


Government Assisted Syrians (GARS) in Kingston continue to have a great need of household items such as pots and pans, dishes, cutlery, small appliances, bedding, and especially strollers.  Currently there is also a request for a washer and dryer.

If you are able to donate any of these items, please contact Jackie Hassefras at

Our Newest Family Arrives

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Today we welcomed 6 new Canadians.  Welcome to the Al Salloum family from Syria.  They are tired from a few days of travel but excited to start exploring their new home after some much needed sleep.  Thank-you to all our supporters and volunteers for making this chance at a new life for this family possible.

You Helped!


Once again we are blown away by the generosity of our Kingston community.  This urgent need was met quickly after putting out this appeal.  Many of you stepped forward to offer temporary accommodation.  Thank You so much!

Dear friends and supporters,  we have an urgent need for temporary housing.

Our next family of Syrian Refugees are being flown to Canada from Beirut on December 21st.  This was much sooner than we expected.

We are in desperate need of temporary accommodation from now until Feb 1st, when the housing we have secured for them will be available.

This family consist of a husband and wife, with 4 children ages 1 to 9.

Contact Marguerite Van Die at 613-546-0826 or  by email:

Update – Another Sponsorship


Exciting news!  ICRP this week signed the papers for the sponsorship of a fifth family from Syria.  The family, consisting of parents and four children ages 1-9, is awaiting final clearance in Lebanon and is expected to arrive within the next four to eight weeks.

We are collecting good used furniture and housewares.  Clothing is not required at this time.

Please click here or on our “How You Can Help” tab above to see specific items that we are currently in need of.

Please contact Anya Hageman  or at 613-546-9046 if you are able to help.