The Chez Marie Refugee Assistance Centre would like to thank you for the Rotary Club's generosity in collaborating with The Canadian Federation of University Women of St. Catharines in order to bring The Gift of Reading to our agency. Through the program we are able to provide a book for every child on our 2006 Christmas gift list.

The clients of Chez Marie are newcomers to Canada representing a variety of countries, languages and cultures. The families especially appreciated the bilingual dictionaries, foreign language books and atlases as well as books dealing with Canadian geography, history and culture. The story books in Spanish or French were a special delight for the children.

On behalf of our staff and many families served by Chez Marie, I wish to extend our sincere appreciation for your donation to The Gift of Reading

Sister Bette DiCesare
Director of Refugee Services