Skate 4 Syrians

Thank you to everyone who participated in our 2nd Annual Skate for Syrians, organized by the Young Professionals Council (YPC) of IDRF.

Blessed with great weather and a perfect indoor/outdoor venue, participants had an amazing time skating for a worthy cause and enjoying some hot chocolate and baked goods in the presence of great company. All proceeds raised during the event, including the silent auction and through crowdfunding will be used to support Syrian refugee children in Lebanon with disabilities and mental health illnesses.

Among the many participants were IDRF-YPC members (Anjum, Muzna, Muhammad, Noman, Shafaq and Seema), IDRF Board members (Zeib Jeeva, Reza Rizvi and Seema Rizvi), IDRF staff (Farheen, Elyas & Dulaa) & even a few local celebrities including Momin Qureshi from 680 News! Although there were many highlights throughout the night, the exuberance of all the children as they skated was a delight to watch. This includes children of recently settled Syrian refugee families whose resilience and commitment to learning something new and becoming a part of the Canadian fabric was inspirational! We look forward to seeing you at another IDRF-YPC event soon. For details on the activities of the Young Professionals Council, visit http://www.idrfypc.com.


Successful Syrian Refugees Fundraiser

On behalf of IDRF, we are extremely grateful to all the hard work and dedication of the Helping Syrian Refugees Womens’ collective in making the Fundraiser for Syrians event a success this weekend! Thank you to all the generous donors and supporters in helping us raise funds to support Syrian refugees living in the refugee camps in Lebanon. Your generosity helped us in raising $100K! This significant contribution will go such a long way to support the refugees to survive the winter months.

Please know that you have made a deep impact on the lives of many and for that we are truly grateful.

At IDRF we believe in ensuring that everyone deserves to live with dignity and today, you allowed us to continue to fulfill that mission and mandate by ensuring that many Syrian refugees living in Lebanon will not have to make that difficult choice of whether to use the limited fuel they have to warm their stoves or their homes.

Thank you for helping us Spread the Warmth.

February 2017
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