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


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 two families, each for 12 months, with assistance from the government. In addition, thanks to a very generous and caring community we are well along in covering the basic costs of two more families that arrived in the summer of 2018 on a private sponsorship basis. As 2018 winds down and looking into 2019, however, it is likely that we will require some additional funding to provide for currently unbudgeted needs for our new families, including special medical requirements, childcare and other potential needs as they arise. We therefore welcome further donations at this time.

If you would like to make an online donation, to support our continuing needs, you may do so through PDCF's secure online donation page set up for this project on the Canada Helps website by clicking on the "Donate Now" button below. You may enter a one time donation in the "Donate Now" box in the next screen, or you may donate monthly by clicking on the "Monthly" box. You will receive an immediate tax receipt from Canada Helps.

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 Refugee 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 additional donations to help us prepare for the future. 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 CARR Refugee Fund. Every penny we receive will go towards a better future for the refugee families we sponsor.

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We make a life by what we give."

~ Winston S. Churchill

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~ Mother Teresa 

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