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Thank You For Supporting The Kifle Family!

Thank you for Supporting the Kifle Family!

Update on December 11, 2018:

Thanks to your support, we have met our goal to raise $20,000 in order to sponsor the Kifle family. We thank everyone who has helped and donated. 

Extended Community Refugee Sponsor Group-
Tewelde Fesshastian, Christ Church St. James, Martin Luther Church, Stonegate Ministries, Wesley Mimico United Church

Corporate Supporters- 
Costco, Cycle Butik, Del’s Pastry, Mypasana, Tiffany & Co., Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Transform Chiropractic

To escape human rights abuses, Salina and Goitom Kifle and their four children in 2017 fled Eritrea on foot to an Ethiopian refugee camp, where they were given UN refugee status. Now they are awaiting your help to raise $50,000 so they can come to Canada.

Last spring the Martin Luther Church (MLC) Refugee Support Team was approached by Christ Church St. James (Parklawn) to partner with them to help one of their parishioners, Tewelde Fessahatsion, sponsor his sister, Salina Kifle, and her family to immigrate to Canada.



Refugee Support Concert, Sunday, December 2 at 2:00 PM

Inspired by these fundraising efforts, Martin Luther Church will host the Toronto Welsh Male Voice Choir with guest soloist Kelly Sloan.

Sponsors: $50 (incl. $25 charitable donation), Adults: $25, Students: $15

Purchase tickets online
Tickets may also be purchased by contacting the church office or Christ Church St. James Anglican.

Free public parking. Accessible by public transit. Elevator available.
Downloadable REFUGEE SUPPORT CONCERT flyer_final


Christmas Bazaar, Sunday, December 2, 12-4pm
(runs before and during the concert)

Also attend the annual Christmas Bazaar at Martin Luther Church, proceeds also going to refugee support

Downloadable 2018 Letter size Christmas Bazaar Poster

Martin Luther Church has a long history of sponsoring and supporting refugee families to come to Canada. The Martin Luther Church community has been very generous in supporting our refugee work; in the past few years we have supported two Syrian families in settling in Canada, and we have enjoyed getting to know them and learning about the Syrian history and culture.

The MLC Refugee Support Team is a small group of church and community members who help refugee families reunite with their family members. We offer assistance with fundraising, the application process, and then the ongoing resettlement process. Now we are asking for your generosity and support again.

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