How You Can Help


It will take at least $40,000 for us to support our family for the 12-month commitment we are making to them, and we are looking to our families, friends and communities for your support in reaching our financial goals. Our group is covering all the administrative and logistical costs of the sponsorship application – your donations will go directly towards supporting the family of refugees.

Our goal is to submit the application and meet our fundraising target by May 31st, to ensure the family has the best possible chance of being approved for sponsorship. So, your financial support is urgent and greatly appreciated!


We are working with the Unitarian Congregation of Guelph (UCG) as our Sponsorship Agreement Holder (SAH). Through our partners at UCG we are able to process donations in the following ways:

Cheques – made out to Unitarian Congregation of Guelph with Bridge to Guelph in the memo line; mailed to Bridge to Guelph ℅ Nancy Schmidt, 23 Toronto St, Guelph ON, N1E 3E3.

Cash – to any group member

E-transfer – to If you create a security question, you can send us the answer to that same email address.

Tax receipts will be issued for donations of $20 and above as long as we have your full name and mailing address (including postal code). If you’re sending an e-transfer, please send those details in an email to or in a message in the e-transfer itself.

PLEASE NOTE:  If the Canadian government rejects our application, the Unitarian Congregation is required to keep the money in trust for a future refugee sponsorship.


Our priority at the moment is ensuring our financial commitment is secure, but we recognize not everyone is able to donate money.  You can help by spreading the word about our fundraising efforts!  If you’d like a copy of our fundraising letter please get in touch.

As soon as we hear that our application is successful we will be looking for in-kind donations of new or gently-used household goods, furniture, and small appliances.  If you are interested in contributing to our sponsorship effort in this way please get in touch so that we can keep you updated.

Thank you for supporting our effort to help another refugee family settle in Guelph.


3 thoughts on “How You Can Help

  1. Great work! Thank you for doing this. I am mailing you my $100 donation today, and I look forward to hearing more about the family coming to our fair city.

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