Restaurant to sponsor Syrian refugees

In the Nov. 30, 2015 edition of the BC Catholic paper an article by By Thandiwe Konguavi discussed a unique idea of a restaurant sponsoring  Syrian refugees in
Edmonton, Alberta. Kim Franklin, owner of the diner, wanted to start a group to sponsor a refugee and put up a sign at St. Joseph’s College where a refugee sponsorship group had already been started. At the college, Franklin met Father Glenn McDonald of St. Joseph’s College Chapel – one of several communities in the Edmonton Archdiocese sponsoring Syrian refugees.

Paulette Johnson, refugee sponsorship co-ordinator for Catholic Social Services, said it is wonderful to see how many Canadians want to help. But trying to secure a family from the government lists has been frustrating. This year, 112 refugee sponsorship cases involving 267 people have been submitted through the archdiocese.

You can read the entire article by clicking here.

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