I must admit, October is flying by and I've been neglecting the blog. Don't worry, there are some great posts in the works for Halloween, and more Love It lists on the way. Sorry folks, but I'm sure you'll understand. I've been working with a group of Torontonians called Syrians Welcome Sponsorship Group to fundraise and welcome one Syrian refugee family to Toronto. Embracing families that seek a new life in Canada is the fabric of our communities, and a longstanding Canadian tradition. We can all take part by opening our hearts and doors.
We're currently in fundraising mode with a goal of raising $40,000 to cover the cost of living in Toronto for the first year of their new life in Canada. This is a life-changing initiative and I'm very proud to be part of such a passionate and talented group of people.
Collectively, we have so many great events and initiatives that are raising funds in support of our important cause. I encourage you to check them out. They include a concert with a line-up of Toronto's favourite bands called Home Sweet Home, two yoga practices - Open Hearts, Open Doors and Sadhana for Sanctuary, plus an online silent auction coming up in November. There are so many ways to help a family in need, feel welcome.
In an effort to help, Swell Made Co. has created a limited edition gold foil art print (8x10) with a simple, but profound message. You are Loved. Prints are $30 and 100% of the proceeds will go directly to helping our Syrian refugee family. They are lovely gift or addition to welcome into your own home. Grab one quickly, because they're going fast.
If you would like to donate or get involved, please visit www.syrianswelcome.com. Thank you so much for your support!