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And a Child Shall Lead Them

Chloe addressing a group of PWRDF volunteers at her parish. Photo: Zaida Bastos

April 29, 2013

By Simon Chambers

PWRDF received this letter from Chloe Bowers, a 10-year old Anglican in Kanata, Ontario. It touched our hearts, and made us thankful for everyone who raises funds for our work around the world.


My name is Chloe Bowers, and I go to St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Kanata, Ontario. I am glad to be a member of the St. Paul’s Anglican youth group because I was able to help out the Syrian refugees by selling bracelets. It was PWRDF who informed us about the Syrian refugees and showed me what I could do for their country even though I am only 10 years old. The first Sunday we made around $260.00 for the fund, and I was amazed at what I could do in one day. The next Sunday I wanted to make sure everyone in our church knew about how we were selling bracelets to support the Syrian refugees as they were struggling to find food, water, shelter and care. Most of all I wanted everyone to know about the families who were devastated by what happened to their county. I made an announcement at all three of our services telling of the struggle of the Syrian people, especially the children. We raised even more money. I was proud to be helping PWRDF with this magnificent fund for the Syrian refugees. As it says in the gospel according to Matthew “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God”. I hope you know that you are peacemakers and you have helped me become one.

Sincerely yours,

Chloe Anne Bowers

Chloe’s funds are being used to help provide food, clothing, shelter, medical and psychological support to the tens of thousands of Syrians who have fled the violence in their country. You can read more about PWRDF’s response and how you can join Chloe in supporting that work here.

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