Including residents of Perth, the Townships of Tay Valley, Lanark Highlands & Drummond North Elmsley and others who come on board


Thanks to the generosity of this community we have raised more than $150,000, which has allowed us to provide basic support for 4 families in this community, for 12 months each. When we officially "Parked the CARR", we indicated that we no longer needed to receive additional donations for our work. Over the past number of months, further donations received through this website have been directed to Perth & District Foundation's "Ageless Migration Fund", a new legacy fund designed to provide additional support for refugees and immigrants who come to live in the community. 

Now that The CARR 2 is rolling to support refugees from Afghanistan who are in such dire straits, we are hoping that donors who supported The CARR so generously will once again come to the support of The CARR 2.

This website and page will remain in place to thank our donors and to provide an example for other organizations to follow.

When The CARR first started rolling, we initially thought that it would take an average of $30,000 a year to sponsor a refugee family. We reached out to the generosity of the community to achieve our objective of sponsoring up to four refugee families in the coming months and years. Fortunately, the well-respected Perth & District Community Foundation (PDCF) came to our aid and set up a fund to support The CARR. It provides tax receipts for all donations and professionally manages the funds, which are dedicated to the sponsorship of refugees as required. Out of these funds we have now covered the basic cost of supporting four families, each for 12 months, with assistance from the government for the first two. We have also been able to provide more limited financial assistance to two other newcomers to our community.

If you would like to make an online donation, to support The CARR 2, as you have supported CARR's funding needs, you may do so by clicking on the "Donate Now" button below. You will be immediately transferred to the CARR 2 Donate page, which is linked to Canada Helps, where you may enter a one time donation in the "Donate Now" box, or you may donate monthly by clicking on the "Monthly" box. You will receive an immediate tax receipt from Canada Helps.

Please Note: Additional donations are welcomed and will be directed to
the Perth & District Community Foundation's
"The CARR 2 Fund". Thank you.

Or you may send a donation by cheque made out to the Perth & District Community Foundation,
with a note indicating that your Donation is for The CARR 2 Fund; to:

Perth & District Community Foundation
33 Lewis Street
Perth, Ontario
K7H 2R4

You will receive a tax receipt by mail from PDCF for donations made by cheque to the Foundation.

We welcome donations to the "Ageless Migration Fund" so that this endowment fund will be able to grow and provide grants to assist more refugees or immigrants to integrate successfully into this Community. Please consider making a donation today as a present to family or friends, to honour someone special, or simply to donate in your own name because you care about helping the most vulnerable people on the face of this planet.

Thank you for considering a donation to the "Ageless Migration Fund" , as you have so generously donated to support the success of The CARR.

"We make a living by what we get.
We make a life by what we give."

~ Winston S. Churchill

"Optimism is a strategy for making a better future.
Because unless you believe that the future can be better,
you are unlikely to step up and take responsibility for making it so."

~ Noam Chomsky
"It's not how much we give
but how much love we put into giving."

~ Mother Teresa 

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