We have all been hearing about the Syrian Refugee Crisis and the massive conflict affecting Syria and its neighbouring countries. A lot of us are asking the question, “What can we do to help?”
At The Meeting House Uptown Toronto, we are in the process of sponsoring two refugee families from Syria in partnership with The Meeting House Richmond Hill. A project like this may seem difficult for kids to grasp, but there are tangible ways kids can be a part of supporting refugees.
This is why I would like to introduce you to Millennium Kids, a social justice organization that I am a member of. Millennium Kids currently has an initiative that you and your family can participate in. The goal is to create handmade Welcome Cards for refugees. These Welcome Cards are meant to show that we support and welcome the 25,000 refugees that will be in Canada before the end of 2015. See the cards below, and follow the link for more instructions.
“He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?” (Micah 6:8).
From a young age, I was taught that God wants us to love the poor and to stand against injustice. Creating these Welcome Cards with your children is a great teaching tool to show them what Jesus meant when He said, “Love your neighbor as yourself.”
So, this is my invitation for you and your children to create a Welcome Card for the thousands of refugee families that will be entering Canada in the coming months. We can help show that we, the Church, support refugees and welcome them into Canada with open arms.