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Help Merylie raise money

For participating in 2021 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon

My Story…

For the fourth year in a row I will be leading Team Houston ( Jim and I, Lucy, Milo, Charlotte, Penelope and Simon) In the 5k walk/run in the Scotia Bank Charity Marathon

This is the main annual fundraising effort to support the work of the Holy Trinity Refugee Committee, which has welcomed more than 135 individuals and families since 1991, from Ethiopia, Eritrea, Afghanistan, Syria, Colombia, Turkey, El Salvador, Iran, Iraq and Rwanda. We are currently expecting three families as soon as Covid restrictions are lifted. They could all arrive very soon after travel is permitted, and we need to be ready to support them.

Team Houston is hoping to raise $10,000 of the $25,000 the Committee will need this year.

We need your help more than ever. Anything you can give will be deeply appreciated.


Our Refugee Committee invites you run or walk to support newly arrived refugees. Since 1991, we have sponsored and provided financial and moral support to around 135 refugees fleeing persecution in countries such as Afghanistan, Colombia, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Iran, Iraq and Rwanda. Today, they are making positive contributions to our society, both economically and socially. 

We have submitted applications for two families - one from Eritrea and one from Syria - that are waiting, and we are working on a new application for a single Iraqi LGBTQ man. We are also watching for details of the resettlement plans for Afghan refugees. 

We need your support to accomplish this mission.


Recent donors

Donation date Donor name Donation amount
Nov 11 Anonymous My tribute to everyone on the team. Thank you all. $100.00
Oct 30 the Wade family Congratulations to Team Houston/Jardim: Merylie and Jim, Lucy, Milo, Charlotte, Penelope and Simon for your wonderful effort this year! $1,000.00
Oct 12 Tomaz Jardim $100.00
Oct 11 Anonymous Well done, Team Houston. Undisclosed amount
Oct 10 James Ferry Such an amazing team! $100.00
Oct 09 Miguel Jardim and Jean Innis $100.00
Oct 09 Miguel Jardim and Jean Innis $100.00
Oct 08 Anonymous Go Merylie!! Undisclosed amount
Oct 05 Joy Wade and Craig Stephen $400.00
Oct 04 Karen jardim $100.00