We are excited to share that one of our refugee's visas has been approved! We are looking forward to welcoming him in the next few weeks.

In preparation for his arrival we are assembling and mobilizing a team volunteers. We will be having Refugee Settlement Team training on November 20th at 7:00 pm at our Orangeville site. To be a part of that team please sign up online, at the Connections Centre on Sundays, or email the office.

This training is essential for anyone on our settlement team who is hoping to work with our newcomers. Even if you have not yet indicated you want to help or identified a specific area in which you would like to serve within our team, but you are hoping to be involved at some point, please come to the training. New volunteers are welcome!

Donations List

Requesting Donations for Clothing:
As we don’t know the individual’s size yet, we are requesting donations in men’s medium and large sizes for the following items - cleaned and lightly used, or new
- Winter jackets, scarves, gloves, mittens, winter hats, and/or toques
- Warm fall jackets, fall pants, belts, jeans
- Fall warm men’s hoodie, sweatshirts
- Pajamas (several sets), slippers, house coat, socks (several pairs)
- Duffle bags
- Adult bicycle helmet
- Shoes, boots, undergarments**

**Note: These items are to be purchased new.

Requesting Donations for Toiletries:
- Kleenex and toilet paper
- Hand soap, face soap, shampoo, shower soap, bath soap
- Toothpaste, toothbrushes, dental floss
- Deodorant
- Hair comb
- Razors (ie. Gillette Mach 3 Disposable razors)**

**Note: These items are to be purchased new.

Requesting Donations for Cleaning Supplies:
- Broom, dustpan, mop, and pail
- Cleaning cloths
- Cleaning products for the toilet, sink, mirror, and floor
- Dish detergent, laundry detergent
- Doormat
- Shovel if needing to clear snow

Requesting Donations for Food and Cooking Ingredients:
- Rice, flour, sugar, salt, pepper
- Canned soups
- Grain cereals (Oatmeal, Red River, 7 Grain)
- Eggs, milk, butter, bread
- Ingredients for injura bread (Teff flour, active dry yeast, all purpose flour)