Support a family, build a community.


Welcome to the Bloorcourt Sponsors Refugee Family Registry! We are a group of neighbours in the Bloor-Dufferin area who came together as strangers to privately sponsor a Syrian refugee family.

This registry is aimed at collecting household items to equip the refugee family in their new home in Toronto. Have a look at our list and consider whether you have any gently used or new items that you could pass along to this family. In most cases, hand-me-downs in good condition are just what we are looking for. There are also items on the registry with a dollar figure that will help the family get around and build a life here in Toronto.

We have recently learned that we are matched with a Syrian refugee family of three. We are so grateful to all our donors for helping us collect the items needed to set up this family's first home in Toronto. Please check back often - as we learn more about the family's specific needs, we will post more gently used and new items that will be much needed by the family.

HOW TO GIVE: Simply select an item and follow the directions! We will follow up with you by email to make the arrangements to pick up your in-kind gift or to transfer your monetary gift towards an item.

Please note that we have also reached our fundraising goal of $50,000 to support the sponsorship of a refugee family. Thank you to our incredibly generous donors! We did this together!

Questions? Want to learn more about our refugee sponsorship initiative? Check us out at bloorcourtsponsors.wordpress.com. For questions about the registry, contact: apautler(at)gmail(dot)com.

Double mattress

Help to outfit the family's home with a new double mattress.

Due to the size of this item, please check in with Bloorcourt Sponsors on the best timing of the purchase.

Thank you for your support!

Type of gift

New

Quantity Requested

2

Quantity Given

0

Single Mattress

Help to outfit the family's home with a new single mattress.

Due to the size of this item, please check in with Bloorcourt Sponsors on the best timing of the purchase.

Thank you for your support!

Type of gift

New

Quantity Requested

1

Quantity Given

0

Dresser / Chest of Drawers

Help the family outfit their home with two new or gently used dressers. Dressers need not match. Thank you for your generosity!

Type of gift

New or Secondhand

Quantity Requested

2

Quantity Given

2

Desk chair

Help to outfit the family's home with a new or gently used desk chair. Thank you for your generosity!

Type of gift

New or Secondhand

Quantity Requested

1

Quantity Given

1

TV stand

Help outfit the family's home with a TV stand suitable for a larger flat screen TV (thanks to a special donor!) Thank you for your generosity!

Type of gift

New or Secondhand

Quantity Requested

1

Quantity Given

1

Large pot / dutch oven

Help the family set up their home with a large pot/dutch oven. Thank you for your generosity!

Type of gift

New or Secondhand

Quantity Requested

1

Quantity Given

1

Bath Towels - 8

Help to make the family feel at home with new large bath towels. Any colour. Thank you for your support!

Type of gift

New

Quantity Requested

8

Quantity Given

4

Face cloths - 8

Help to make the family feel at home with four new face cloths. Any colour.
Thank you for your support!

Type of gift

New

Quantity Requested

8

Quantity Given

4

Hand Towels - 4

Help to make the family feel at home with four new hand towels. Any colour. Thank you for your support!

Type of gift

New

Quantity Requested

4

Quantity Given

4

Bath Mat

Help to welcome the family to their new home with a new bath mat. Thank you for your support!

Type of gift

New

Quantity Requested

1

Quantity Given

1

Electric Toothbrushes - Family Set

Help the family make a home in Toronto with a family-style electric toothbrush set. Thank you for your generosity!

Type of gift

New

Quantity Requested

1

Quantity Given

0

Double duvet

Help the family sleep soundly with a new double-sized duvet. Thank you for your generosity!

Type of gift

New

Quantity Requested

1

Quantity Given

0

Double sheet set

Help to make the family feel at home with a set of double bed sheets - flat, fitted, and pillow cases. Any colour.

Thank you for your support!

Type of gift

New or Secondhand

Quantity Requested

2

Quantity Given

1

Queen sheet set

Help to make the family feel at home with a queen sheet set - fitted, flat, and pillow cases. Any colour.

Thank you for your support!

Type of gift

New or Secondhand

Quantity Requested

2

Quantity Given

2

Queen duvet

Help the family sleep soundly with a new queen duvet. Thank you for your generosity!

Type of gift

New

Quantity Requested

1

Quantity Given

1

Pillows - 6

Help to make the family feel at home with six new pillows. Thank you for your support!

Type of gift

New

Quantity Requested

6

Quantity Given

0

Picture frames - 6

Help the family make their apartment a home with new picture frames - any size, any colour. Thank you for your generosity!

Type of gift

New

Quantity Requested

6

Quantity Given

8

I want to provide the family's shoes!

The family will need new footware for life in Toronto. Shoe store gift certificates or monetary donations will help the family to meet this basic need. Thank you for your generosity!

Gift certificate are gladly picked up; online donations towards shoes can be made at paypal.

Type of gift

Gift Card/Funds

Amount Requested

Unlimited

Amount Given

$ 0

Lamps

Help outfit the family's home with new or gently used lamps. Table lamps, task lighting or floor lamps are needed. Thank you for your generosity!

Type of gift

New or Secondhand

Quantity Requested

4

Quantity Given

3

New computer monitor

Seeking a new Viewsonic 23" computer monitor to meet specific computing needs for the family. Available at Staples. Thank you for your generosity!

Model info: Viewsonic (VA2349S) 23" HD Monitor

Type of gift

New

Quantity Requested

1

Quantity Given

0

iPod and speaker dock - gently used

Help the family fill their home with music with a gently used iPod and speaker dock. Good working condition and adequate ios are all that are required! Thank you for your generosity!

Type of gift

Secondhand

Quantity Requested

1

Quantity Given

0

Doormat

Welcome the family to their new home with a new or gently used doormat for indoor use. Thank you for your support!

Type of gift

New or Secondhand

Quantity Requested

1

Quantity Given

0

Wet mop and bucket

Help the family make their home in Toronto with this housekeeping necessity - a mop and bucket. Thank you for your support!

Type of gift

New

Quantity Requested

1

Quantity Given

0

Kitchen Table

Seeking a gently used kitchen table for four people. Please note that we have received four kitchen chairs. Thank you for your support!

Type of gift

Secondhand

Quantity Requested

1

Quantity Given

1

Four Chairs

Four chairs suitable for a kitchen table. Thank you for your support!

Type of gift

New or Secondhand

Quantity Requested

4

Quantity Given

4

Dish set for 4

Seeking two gently used sets of dishes with four place settings. Thank you!

Type of gift

New or Secondhand

Quantity Requested

2

Quantity Given

2

Pots and Pans

Help to equip the family's kitchen with a set of gently used or new pots and pans. Thank you for your generosity!

Type of gift

New or Secondhand

Quantity Requested

1

Quantity Given

1

Cutlery set for four

Seeking two cutlery sets with four place settings each. Thank you for helping to stock the refugee family's home!

Type of gift

New or Secondhand

Quantity Requested

2

Quantity Given

2

Mugs

Help equip the family's kitchen with mugs. Thank you for your support!

Type of gift

New or Secondhand

Quantity Requested

8

Quantity Given

8

Glasses

Help us equip the family's kitchen with a set of glasses. We are looking for two sets of four. Thank you for your support!

Type of gift

New or Secondhand

Quantity Requested

2

Quantity Given

2

Collander / Strainer

Help us equip the family's kitchen with a colander or strainer. Thank you for your support!

Type of gift

New or Secondhand

Quantity Requested

1

Quantity Given

1

Cutting Boards - 3

Help to outfit the family's kitchen with three new cutting boards. Thank you for your support!

Type of gift

New

Quantity Requested

3

Quantity Given

3

Electric Kettle

Help us outfit the family's kitchen with a gently used electric kettle. Thank you for your support!

Type of gift

New or Secondhand

Quantity Requested

1

Quantity Given

1

Teapot

Help the family outfit their home with a new or gently used teapot. Thank you for your generosity!

Type of gift

New or Secondhand

Quantity Requested

1

Quantity Given

1

Wooden spoons - 3

Help to equip the family's kitchen with a few wooden spoons. Thank you for your support!

Type of gift

New or Secondhand

Quantity Requested

3

Quantity Given

3

Knife set

Help us equip the family's kitchen with a set of kitchen knives. Thank you for your support!

Type of gift

New or Secondhand

Quantity Requested

1

Quantity Given

1

Dish Rack and Tray

Help to outfit the family's kitchen with a dish rack. Thank you for your support!

Type of gift

New

Quantity Requested

1

Quantity Given

1

Oven mitts

Help the family outfit their home with a pair of new oven mitts. Thank you for your generosity!

Type of gift

New

Quantity Requested

1

Quantity Given

1

Tea towels

Help to outfit the family's kitchen with tea towels. Thank you for your support!

Type of gift

New

Quantity Requested

4

Quantity Given

4

Mixing bowls - set

Help to outfit the family's kitchen with a set of mixing bowls. Thank you for your support!

Type of gift

New or Secondhand

Quantity Requested

1

Quantity Given

1

Food Storage Containers

Help to outfit the family's kitchen with a variety of food storage containers. Thank you for your support!

Type of gift

New or Secondhand

Quantity Requested

6

Quantity Given

6

Cookie Sheets - 2

Help to equip the family's kitchen with two cookie sheets. Thank you for your support!

Type of gift

New or Secondhand

Quantity Requested

2

Quantity Given

2

Serving spoons, ladles, etc.

Help to outfit the family's kitchen with a variety of serving spoons or ladles. Thank you for your support!

Type of gift

New or Secondhand

Quantity Requested

3

Quantity Given

3

Salad Bowl

Help to outfit the family's kitchen with a salad bowl. Thank you for your support!

Type of gift

New or Secondhand

Quantity Requested

1

Quantity Given

1

Blender

Help equip the family's kitchen with a blender. Thank you for your support!

Type of gift

Secondhand

Quantity Requested

1

Quantity Given

1

Microwave

Help to equip the family's kitchen with a gently used microwave. Thank you for your support!

Type of gift

Secondhand

Quantity Requested

1

Quantity Given

1

Shower Curtain

Help to welcome the family home with a new shower curtain. Thank you for your support!

Type of gift

New

Quantity Requested

1

Quantity Given

1

Shower Curtain Liner

Help to welcome the family to their new home with a new shower curtain liner. Thank you for your support!

Type of gift

New

Quantity Requested

1

Quantity Given

1

Queen bed frame

Help to outfit the family's home with a gently used queen bed frame.

Thank you for your support!

Type of gift

Secondhand

Quantity Requested

1

Quantity Given

1

Queen box spring

Help the family sleep soundly in their new home with a new queen (or two split) box spring. Thank you for your generosity!

Due to the size of this item, please check in with Bloorcourt Sponsors on the timing of the purchase.

Type of gift

New

Quantity Requested

1

Quantity Given

1

Queen mattress

Help to outfit the family's home with a new queen size mattress.

Due to the size of this item, please check in with the Bloorcourt Refugee Team on the best timing of the purchase.

Thank you for your generosity!

Type of gift

New

Quantity Requested

1

Quantity Given

1

Single sheet set

Help to make the family feel at home with a set of single bed sheets - fitted, flat, and pillow cases. Any colour.

Thank you for your support!

Type of gift

New or Secondhand

Quantity Requested

2

Quantity Given

2

Desk

Help to outfit the family's home with a new or gently used desk. Apartment sized is best. From this desk, children may do homework, and mom and dad may search online for employment in Toronto. Thank you for your generosity!

Type of gift

New or Secondhand

Quantity Requested

1

Quantity Given

1

Boot tray

Welcome the family to their new home with a gently used boot tray. Thank you for your support!

Type of gift

New or Secondhand

Quantity Requested

1

Quantity Given

1

Broom and dustpan

Help the family make their home in Toronto with this housekeeping necessity - a broom and dust pan. Thank you for your support!

Type of gift

New

Quantity Requested

1

Quantity Given

1

Waste basket - 2

Help the family to make their home in Toronto with two waste baskets. Thank you for your support!

Type of gift

New or Secondhand

Quantity Requested

2

Quantity Given

2

Kitchen waste bin

Help the family make their home in Toronto with a housekeeping necessity - a kitchen waste bin.

Type of gift

New

Quantity Requested

1

Quantity Given

1

Laundry basket

Help the family to set up their home in Toronto with a laundry basket. Thank you for your support!

Type of gift

New or Secondhand

Quantity Requested

1

Quantity Given

1

January Metropass

Your gift of $142 will be dedicated to the purchase of a metropass for the family. Thank you for your support!

This online gift is made via paypal.

Type of gift

Gift Card/Funds

Amount Requested

$ 142

Amount Given

$ 0

February Metropass

Your gift of $142 will be dedicated to the purchase of a metropass for the family. Thank you for your support!

This online gift is made via paypal.

Type of gift

Gift Card/Funds

Amount Requested

$ 142

Amount Given

$ 0

March Metropass

Your gift of $142 will be dedicated to the purchase of a metropass for the family. Thank you for your support!

This online gift is made via paypal.

Type of gift

Gift Card/Funds

Amount Requested

$ 142

Amount Given

$ 0

April Metropass

Your gift of $142 will be dedicated to the purchase of a metropass for the family. Thank you for your support!

This online gift is made via paypal.

Type of gift

Gift Card/Funds

Amount Requested

$ 142

Amount Given

$ 0

May Metropass

Your gift of $142 will be dedicated to the purchase of a metropass for the family. Thank you for your support!

This online gift is made via paypal.

Type of gift

Gift Card/Funds

Amount Requested

$ 142

Amount Given

$ 0

June Metropass

Your gift of $142 will be dedicated to the purchase of a metropass for the family. Thank you for your support!

This online gift is made via paypal.

Type of gift

Gift Card/Funds

Amount Requested

$ 142

Amount Given

$ 0

July Metropass

Your gift of $142 will be dedicated to the purchase of a metropass for the family. Thank you for your support!

This online gift is made via paypal.

Type of gift

Gift Card/Funds

Amount Requested

$ 142

Amount Given

$ 0

August Metropass

Your gift of $142 will be dedicated to the purchase of a metropass for the family. Thank you for your support!

This online gift is made via paypal.

Type of gift

Gift Card/Funds

Amount Requested

$ 142

Amount Given

$ 0

September Metropass

Your gift of $142 will be dedicated to the purchase of a metropass for the family. Thank you for your support!

This online gift is made via paypal.

Type of gift

Gift Card/Funds

Amount Requested

$ 142

Amount Given

$ 0

October Metropass

Your gift of $142 will be dedicated to the purchase of a metropass for the family. Thank you for your support!

This online gift is made via paypal.

Type of gift

Gift Card/Funds

Amount Requested

$ 142

Amount Given

$ 0

November Metropass

Your gift of $142 will be dedicated to the purchase of a metropass for the family. Thank you for your support!

This online gift is made via paypal.

Type of gift

Gift Card/Funds

Amount Requested

$ 142

Amount Given

$ 0

December Metropass

Your gift of $142 will be dedicated to the purchase of a metropass for the family. Thank you for your support!

This online gift is made via paypal.

Type of gift

Gift Card/Funds

Amount Requested

$ 142

Amount Given

$ 0

Grocery gift card - $100

Help the family with their monthly grocery expenses! Your gift will purchase a grocery gift card in the amount of $100. Thank you for your support.

This online gift is made via paypal.

Type of gift

Gift Card/Funds

Amount Requested

$ 100

Amount Given

$ 200

Grocery gift card - $100

Help the family with their monthly grocery expenses! Your gift will purchase a grocery gift card in the amount of $100. Thank you for your support.

This online gift is made via paypal.

Type of gift

Gift Card/Funds

Amount Requested

$ 100

Amount Given

$ 0

Grocery gift card - $100

Help the family with their monthly grocery expenses! Your gift will purchase a grocery gift card in the amount of $100. Thank you for your support.

This online gift is made via paypal.

Type of gift

Gift Card/Funds

Amount Requested

$ 100

Amount Given

$ 0

Grocery gift card - $100

Help the family with their monthly grocery expenses! Your gift will purchase a grocery gift card in the amount of $100. Thank you for your support.

This online gift is made via paypal.

Type of gift

Gift Card/Funds

Amount Requested

$ 100

Amount Given

$ 0

Grocery gift card - $50

Help the family with their grocery expenses! Your $50 gift will purchase a grocery gift card for the family. Thank you for your support.

This online gift is made via paypal.

Type of gift

Gift Card/Funds

Amount Requested

$ 50

Amount Given

$ 50

Grocery gift card - $50

Help the family with their grocery expenses! Your $50 gift will purchase a grocery gift card for the family. Thank you for your support!

This online gift is made via paypal.

Type of gift

Gift Card/Funds

Amount Requested

$ 50

Amount Given

$ 0

Grocery Gift card - $50

Help the family with their grocery expenses! Your $50 gift will purchase a grocery gift card for the family. Thank you for your support!

This online gift is made via paypal.

Type of gift

Gift Card/Funds

Amount Requested

$ 50

Amount Given

$ 25

Grocery trolley

Help the family with their grocery treks by gifting a gently used or new grocery trolley. Thank you for your generosity!

Type of gift

New or Secondhand

Quantity Requested

1

Quantity Given

1

I want to provide the family's winter boots!

The family is likely to arrive in the cold Canadian winter, and they will not have appropriate winter wear to keep warm. Shoe store gift cards or monetary gifts will help the family meet this basic need in appropriate sizes. Thank you for your generosity!

Gift certificates are gladly picked up; online donations can be made via paypal.

Type of gift

Gift Card/Funds

Amount Requested

$ 300

Amount Given

$ 301

I want to provide the family's winter coats!

The family is likely to arrive in the cold Canadian winter, and will not have appropriate winter wear to keep warm. Family clothing store gift cards or monetary gifts will help the family meet this essential need, in appropriate sizes. Thank you for your generosity!

Gift certificates will be gladly picked up; online donations can be made via paypal.

Type of gift

Gift Card/Funds

Amount Requested

$ 300

Amount Given

$ 300

I want to get involved!

Have a skill, passion, or idea you would like to contribute to the welcoming and settlement of the family? Bloorcourt Sponsors would love to have you on our team. Send us a message here or at bloorcourtsponsors@gmail.com.

Type of gift

Time

Quantity Requested

Unlimited

Quantity Given

0

I want to give funds!

Please note that we recently met our fundraising goal! Thank you for your generosity.

The Government of Canada requires that private sponsors must provide for the refugee family’s home, furnishings, clothing, and income for a full year. For a family of four, the minimum funds we need to raise is $27,000. We are conscious that this is a difficult living allowance in the city of Toronto. This is why Bloorcourt Sponsors have set an audacious goal of raising $50,000 to sponsor and support a Syrian refugee family.

Online donations can be made via paypal.

Type of gift

Charity

Amount Requested

Unlimited

Amount Given

$ 150