Church hosts Syrian refugee fundraiser

St. Philip Church hosts a car boot/garage sale, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday, Oct. 3.

One person can make a difference and many people can make a huge impact, especially when working to help a Syrian refugee family come to Canada.

Members of the St. Philip Church congregation and other interested people are hosting their first fundraising effort, a car boot/garage sale, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday, Oct. 3.

A Syrian family has been identified and contacted and the committee is working hard to raise the estimated $35,000 needed to support them in their first year in Canada.

Hosted at 2928 Eastdowne Rd. (corner of Neil Street), the organizers invite others to rent a parking space or table for $15, with the request that 50 per cent of the sellers’ proceeds go toward the St. Philip Syrian Refugee Fund.

Or, donate gently used items to a table where all proceeds will go to the fund.

Those interested in reserving a table or parking space can contact Jennifer Clarke at 778-265-5213 or bring items for sale the morning of Oct. 3 between 9 and 10 a.m.