As the Syrian refugee crisis continues to grow, a group of Torontonians has made a decision to do what they can to help.

On November 5th, a fundraising event at One King West aims to sponsor a Syrian refugee family’s journey to Canada.

Leila Canon-Ahern, a local agent at Plutino Group, has banded together with an organizing committee of colleagues and friends from the local community to prove fashion has compassion through a fundraising drive to raise $50,000 for a Syrian refugee family.

In only one month, Leila’s IndieGoGo campaign has raised $17,850. The event on November 5th will continue to allow support while guests enjoy food, drink, music and a silent auction. Tickets are $75 and all proceeds go to the Syrian family’s transition to and first year in Canada.

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