On Wednesday Oct. 28, 2015, the Toronto Star published an article by Debra Black updating the Project Hope initiative from the Archdiocese of Toronto. Fifty days into the campaign, the archdiocese has raised $1.7 million and 50 volunteer sponsorship committees — made up of individuals from a community group, church or corporation — have come forward to sponsor refugees. But another 50 volunteer committees are needed as well as another $1.3 million, said Martin Mark, director of the office for refugees at the Archdiocese of Toronto, who recently returned from Jordan where he and a team of volunteers interviewed Syrian refugees for resettlement here.
The article mentions that 50 families have been matched and there is need for more groups to come forward. Mark stressed the archdiocese isn’t just looking to the Catholic community for support, saying other faith groups, corporations and community groups are welcome to join the effort.
Please read the entire article here.
There is also an article on this same topic in the Catholic Register dated Nov. 1, 2015. You can read this article here.