PSSI also has the support of MOSAIC BC, a multilingual non-profit organization located in Grandview-Woodland dedicated to addressing issues that affect immigrants and refugees in the course of their settlement and integration into Canadian society. PSSI will be relying on MOSAIC to access other resources available to assist with refugee sponsorship and to provide overall guidance and support when needed.
Each sponsoring group must raise enough money to support the refugees it sponsors for a year. PSSI is actively fundraising, has a donation website set up on Chimp.net, and has raised over $8,700 so far, primarily from its founding members. However, this is still far short of what is required to support two people for a year, so PSSI is asking for additional donations of cash from the community.
GWAC supports integrating refugees into the community and encourages neighbourhood residents to help if they are able. People can learn more about PSSI and donate at the following link, which will issue a tax-deductible charitable receipt. Click here for the PSSI link on Chimp.net, or go to https://chimp.net/groups/parker-st-sponsorship-initiative. For those who want to contact the group directly, the email address is: ParkerStreetSI@gmail.com.