World Refugee Day 2016
June 20, 2016
World Refugee Day 2016
This World Refugee Day, there will be thousands of reasons to celebrate in Lethbridge. As a city, Lethbridge is increasingly becoming known as a welcoming and inclusive community. This is largely due to citizens and communities opening up their hearts and homes to refugees and providing support in a variety of ways. Join Lethbridge Family Services and the Community Foundation of Southwestern Alberta on June 20th for a special announcement that shows the commitment of the community to welcoming newcomers as part of the World Refugee Day celebrations.
“Lethbridge Family Services has been overwhelmed with the support and generosity of the community in welcoming newcomers. A partnership with the Community Foundation is another example of Southern Alberta creating that caring and welcoming atmosphere which makes it such a great place to call home” says Sandra Mintz, Chief Executive Officer of LFS. “We are honored to welcome these newcomers and to live and work in such a vibrant and amazing community.”
“At the Community Foundation we are committed to building an inclusive community where we all belong,” says Foundation President, Dennis Hatt. “We are thrilled to support Lethbridge Family Services’ central role in this important work.”
On World Refugee Day we are inviting the community to stand beside the refugees who now call Lethbridge home in celebration of their new found hope for peaceful and accomplished lives and to commemorate those who are still waiting for that hope for a brighter future. Join us on June 20th to raise awareness about refugee life, the camps in which refugees live, and their daily struggle to stay alive. It is with understanding and support that we are able to effect positive change for refugees around the world. With community help to raise awareness we will do our part to ensure that more refugees are filled with hope for a better tomorrow.
Event Date: Monday, June 20th, 2016
Event Time: 12:00pm - 2:00pm
-Special Cheque Presentation of $XX,XXX
Event Location: Event Square CASA
Lethbridge Family Services is a highly accredited charitable agency that is the largest community social services organization in Lethbridge and has been operating since 1910. LFS helps over 6,800 people improve their quality of life on an annual basis with the support of their four key program areas; Home Services, Immigrant Services, Counselling/Outreach/Education, and Da Capo (People with Developmental Disabilities) and 350+ staff. The mission of Lethbridge Family Services is to improve the well-being and quality of life for individuals and families in Southern Alberta. More information on programs, services, and how to support Lethbridge Family Services can be found online at www.lfsfamily.ca or by contacting us at (403) 327-5724.