Refugee Sponsorship


Why THIS Sponsorship is Needed

   Learn about the plight of the Rohingya people in general and one family in particular.  One of guest speakers has known the family since 2014 when she worked with the father in North Rakhine State in Myanmar.  The family was forced to flee with thousands of Rohingya refugees in 2017.  She reconnected with them in 2022 in the Cox’s Bazar Refugee Camp in Bangladesh. A Call for Compassion ~
Sponsoring a Rohingya Family

ROHINGYA REFUGEE SPONSORSHIP Lunch and Learn at Knox Vancouver
ROHINGYA REFUGEE SPONSORSHIP Lunch and Learn At Knox Vancouver

A Call for Compassion

ROHINGYA – an ancient people who have nowhere to settle

As we enter this season of reflection and renewal, our church is presented with a profound opportunity to embody the spirit of Lent through acts of compassion, justice and support. This year, our Annual Lenten/Easter Appeal Drive takes on a special significance as we focus our efforts on sponsoring a Rohingya family from Cox’s Bazaar refugee camp, identified through the compassionate work of one of the four partner congregations in this refugee sponsorship.

Learn more about the Refugee Family
we are sponsoring HERE

Our Mission:
Amidst stricter federal regulations for refugee sponsorship, our collective goal is to gather the necessary funds to bring a family facing grave dangers to safety in our community. This initiative is not just about financial aid; it’s a testament to our shared values of empathy, support, and action.

Urgency and Hope:
With half of the required funds already raised, we are reaching out to you, our church family, and the broader community, to bring our mission to fruition. The plight of the Rohingya family we aim to help is a stark reminder of the fragility of peace and the importance of sanctuary.

Join Us in Making a Difference:
We invite you to contribute to this life-saving project. Your generosity can pave the way for a brighter future for a family in need. Let us come together in faith and love, proving that even in the darkest times, light can emerge through unity and compassion.

Let’s embody the change we wish to see in the world.
Donate today by clicking on the Button Below

If you prefer you can write a cheque payable to Knox United Church with an indication that it is for the Rohingya Sponsorship and bring it on Sunday or mail it to the church office at 5590 Balaclava Street Vancouver BC V6N 1L

Knox United Church issues tax receipts for donations of $25 or more that are identified with your name and address.

With gratitude and hope,
Susan McAlpine, Board Chair
Knox United Church