Are you interested in helping to change the lives of others for the better in a very direct and compelling way? If you are looking for a fundraising opportunity that restores dignity and gives new hope to those who have had neither, the “Running for Refugees Team” from Islington United Church in Toronto would love to have you join us as a runner or walker at this year’s Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon (5 KM or half marathon). For 37 years, the Refugee Support Ministry at Islington United has sponsored refugee families and individuals of diverse backgrounds and faiths from many countries throughout the world. Working in partnership with the United Church of Canada and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), our role over a 12 month sponsorship period is to provide a safe, secure and welcoming environment as our newcomers begin their lives in Toronto. Our commitment includes providing for all aspects of living in this city of ours such as accommodation, furnishings, clothing, food, transportation, medical care, education, employment opportunities, friendship and more.
ALL of the money we raise is used for the support of the families and individuals who we sponsor. Join our team as a participant, a donor or both and know that you will make a profound and immediate difference in the lives of others.
To join our team or for more information just contact Dennis Bradley by phone at (416) 231-4349 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. If 20 runners/walkers sign up as participants and fundraisers our entry fee will be reimbursed in full. So join our fun and dynamic team NOW!!!