Dewson School Welcomes Refugees

Dewson School Welcomes Refugees

The Dewson School community launches their campaign to sponsor a refugee family. The school has about 400 families and 30 staff.  Within 36 hours, 298 families responded to a survey about refugee sponsorship.  83% of families said they wanted our school to sponsor a refugee.  Almost all of them said they would like to make a financial contribution, and almost a third were interested in becoming involved in the process, from fundraising, to work on the application process, to providing concrete support in the settlement process from finding housing, training and work opportunities to helping the family get settled.