Rainbow New Beginnings and Everyone’s Sister, two refugee sponsorship groups, are hosting a fundraiser at the East India Company Restaurants (Somerset location) on Wednesday, March 14th. There will be two seatings of 100 people, one at 6 pm (SOLD OUT) and one at 8 pm. The dinner will be buffet style and will cost $24 (plus tax). Rainbow New Beginnings is in the process of gathering funds to bring an LGBTQ individual from the Middle East to Ottawa and Everyone’s Sister is a working on bringing a 22-year old Syrian woman to Ottawa.
To book your spot, please contact the East India Company Restaurants directly at (613) 567-4634. When booking, you should indicate whether you would like to have the part of the proceeds for your bill go to Rainbow New Beginnings or Everyone's Sister.
For further information please email [email protected]
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If you cannot make it to the fundraiser, but still want to donate, please send us an email. Donations over $25 are entitled to a Canadian tax credit.
---ABOUT THE REFUGEE SPONSORSHIP GROUPS---
Rainbow New Beginnings is a refugee sponsorship group that was founded in February 2016 in the goal of sponsoring a LGBTQ individual. Rainbow New Beginnings is composed of 11 people from a variety of walks of life in Ottawa united by their strong conviction that something must be done to help persons of persecuted minority groups to find safety, security and a new beginning in Canada. In September 2016, they welcomed their first gay newcomer from the Middle East and are now working on their second sponsorship of an LGBTQ individual from the Middle East.
Everyone's Sister is a group of volunteers who chose to get together in 2017 to bring to Ottawa a 22-year old Syrian woman trying, against all odds, to finish her studies in pharmacy. The group needs to fundraise now so it can be ready to submit her private sponsorship application later this year.