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North Shore kids raise money for Syrian refugee family

May 2, 2016

Three generous kids from the North Shore held an art sale to raise money for Syrian refugees. The three friends raised $202 which went towards purchasing books for a refugee family. They visited Kids Books in Edgement Village which gave the family a 10% discount on purchases.

The North Vancouver Regional Ecumenical Support Team (REST) writes, “When we first got there, they seemed quite overwhelmed about what to do, but the staff person was very helpful and they all found wonderful books. Each of the three kids chose an art kit, Ibrahim chose books about animals, Ahmad was very excited when he found a graphic novel series he had been reading from school, and Nour was thrilled with books about fashion and an adult coloring book. They had 10$ left, so Ibrahim picked out some fancy colored pencils and they each got a cool Kid Books shopping bag to carry their treasures in. What a treat for these three.”

The North Vancouver Regional Ecumenical Support Team (REST) is a partnership of 10 churches and individuals who have come together to support the sponsorship of refugees. The group operates in close cooperation with the Anglican Diocese of New Westminster.

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