JRCC Furniture Depot Helping Syrian Refugees Start New Life in Toronto

TORONTO – The Syrian refugee crisis has captivated the conscience of Canadians from coast-to-coast. Many communities have stepped up to help those arriving from their war-torn homeland. The Jewish Russian Community Centre (JRCC) Furniture Depot, in collaboration with the Armenian community, will be providing recently arrived refugees with furniture, and other household items to help them settle into a new home on January 11.

The kick off the campaign to help these refugees will be launched on Jan 11 by inviting five families (2 from York Region & 3 from Toronto) to come to the Furniture Depot and select furniture on Monday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

“By helping refugees settle into a new home today, we’re building the foundation for success of new Canadians tomorrow,” stated Roi Aftabi, Director of Development at the JRCC Furniture Depot.

We would like extend our gratitude to the Hon. Peter Kent (PC MP Thornhill) for his support and solidarity to make this project a great success.

Volunteers and staff have been working to setup and operate the drop-off Centre, pick up donated items, setup the show room and arrange transportation to help refugees select items and move them to their new homes.