Thanks to everyone for the incredible generosity so far in the Global & Community Action Group’s Advent Giving Tree project. So far, we have collected $2,620.00 (up to Tuesday, Dec 22nd). The payment to the United Church of Canada Refugee Appeal was sent out on December 22nd in order to take advantage of the federal government’s fund-matching for Syrian Refugee Relief. In hope and in gratitude, we made the payment for $1,000. Hopefully, we will receive enough to make that amount be a true reflection of the 1/3 share.
Advent continues until January 3, 2016, please continue with your donations and we will make the payments to the other two recipients after Advent has finished. (If more funds are due to the UCC Refugee Appeal, we will make a further payment after Advent, but those funds will not be matched).