October 5, 2017
Stouffville Cares is thankful!
With Thanksgiving weekend upon us, the executive committee of Stouffville Cares would like to send out a big thank you to all of our supporters. We recently received a few surprise donations, which made our hearts full with gratitude and thanks.
Our family, which arrived in Stouffville from Syria via Jordan in March 2016, is as fabulous as ever. The kids are all back at school after a summer of soccer and swimming and playing with their friends. Each day we see that they need less assistance from Stouffville Cares and are managing quite well on their own. This independence is what we had all hoped for and we are thankful to see things falling into place, as they should.
Although we have no news on when the extended family we hope to sponsor will arrive we do know that as each day passes it means it is one day closer to us welcoming them into our community. We are hoping that three more families of relatives will soon call Stouffville their home and down the road we hope to help another member of the family move here, too. The refugee sponsorship application process is a lengthy and thorough process and it takes time and patience as we wait for any new updates. We have begun to realize that Stouffville Cares will be around for many years to come as we help our family and their relatives settle here in Canada.
We are truly thankful to all our volunteers and to those who continue to donate to Stouffville Cares. There is always a need for ESL and homework volunteers so please let us know if you would like to help. We currently have enough furniture in storage for now but will most likely be looking for very specific items once the extended family arrives.
May the colours of the fall leaves bring you much joy.
Many thanks from Stouffville Cares!