St. Mary’s Refugee Sponsorship Project
The Refugee Sponsorship is off to a great start with expressions of interest and willingness of assistance by offering furnishings, skills, and resources for settlement. Our committee is grateful for the sense of support and sincere in interest in this project. Visit our Refugee Sponsorship page for contact and updated information regarding this project.
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Community Donations Committee
Contact: Nichola Hall
The Community Donations Committee ensures accountability by coordinating and disbursing outreach donations (e.g. our food/clothing drives and Christmas Hamper program). We provide donation information for the church bulletins and the ICON newsletter and support open houses that showcase specific agencies. We also liaise with recipient agencies such as for children and youth, seniors, food and community health, churches, and justice.
Cristosal Base Community
Meets: An average of six times a year to plan and implement educational, fundraising and advocacy programs
Contact: Glen Mitchell
The Cristosal Base Community (CBC) – a member of St. Mary’s Outreach Council – was formed by parishioners and friends interested in human rights and community development work in El Salvador. The CBC is affiliated with the Anglican Fundación Cristosal based in the United States and El Salvador, creating opportunities for spiritual, cross-cultural and strategic formation and education in both geographic communities. We organize regional support and work to support the people of El Salvador through a grassroots fundraising network. The CBC encourages activism and participation in social justice, human rights and environmental issues affecting the people of El Salvador within the parish, the wider diocesan community, and Canada.
Visit this page to read more about St. Mary’s current efforts to aid El Salvador.