We are still working on our fundraising efforts to bring this beautiful Syrian family, currently living in Lebanon, here to safety. We are expecting them to arrive before Christmas! Their apartment is all set up and waiting to receive them. To learn more about this family, you can watch a lovely video made by the kids in my Upstanders Academy here.
We were able to connect with the 12 and 10 year old boys in this family back in our April Break Online Camp. We had the most heartwarming moment of sharing love with them by sending them a clip of us dancing to their favourite song – and then they sent us a clip back of them singing to it. This will melt your heart. You can watch this awesome clip here from our interview with the amazing, kind, generous Dylan Black.
And, did you hear about the amazing Youth Fundraising Team we have put together for this? This team brings together youth from a Jewish youth group, a Muslim youth group and a Queer youth group. We have had a few meetings, and we brought together some of the youth for a beautiful first evening of Chanukah at Temple Israel Ottawa. You can read more about that here. Let me know if your awesome kids want to be a part of this team – we are always looking for more kids with great ideas and lots of love in their hearts.
If you feel inspired to make a donation, please visit our Go Fund Me Campaign: https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-bring-the-al-taha-family-to-safety-in-canada