Friends of Refuge Fundraising Lunch and Strawberry Social July 7

Friends of Refuge members are hopeful that some of the refugees we are sponsoring from Burundi may be arriving soon, 3 young single men and a family of 4 with two children. These young people were part of the Unitarian Church in Bujumbura before they were forced to flee.Ripe strawberries on a table. Image by Racool_studio on Freepik

We will offer a fundraising lunch of salads and strawberry shortcake (prepared by Friends of Refuge Committee members) after the service on Sunday, July 7. Weather permitting, we will also invite volunteers to join in the strawberry picking with us at a nearby farm during the week. We have household items ready for them, but it has been several years since we prepared a budget to support refugees through the first year of getting settled in Canada, and living costs have risen sharply.

Tickets for the lunch and strawberry social will be on sale at church Sunday June 23 and 30. Suggested donation $20 for adults and $10 for children. Donations can also be made to the church office by marking your donation for “Friends of Refuge.”