FOR 21 YEARS Londoners have continued to show strong support for the Scan Away Hunger™ Campaign held each fall. Our 2015 campaign underscored this community responsiveness. Campaign overseer Irma Haggith-Fonseca says that proceeds totalled more than $107,000 for 2015. “We are extremely grateful that for two years consecutively we exceeded our $100,000 goal, which was
Thank you IBM Canada for supporting Mission Services of London (MSL) with a Technology Roadmap Grant in 2015. From left: Keith Vincent (MSL Board Member); Peter Rozeluk (ED, MSL); John Kennedy (IBM Representative), Gordon Russell, (Director of Shelters, MSL); Ross Rosier (IBM Representative).
SINCE 1915, THE Rotary Club of London (often known as the “Downtown Club”) has been an integral part of the fabric of our community, devoting time, talent and treasure to the betterment of our city and the world at large. Members of this service club have lived their philosophy of “service above self” and have
We are grateful to all of the walk teams that participate in our annual Coldest Night of the Year winter walk, including the Freedom 55 Financial team co-captained by Paul Gowan. The members of this team raised pledges that were then matched, dollar for dollar, by Freedom 55. We are grateful for this Matching Gift that provides
OUR FAMILY SHELTER, Rotholme Women’s & Family Shelter assists families of all shapes and sizes by providing emergency shelter, support and housing assistance in a caring and safe environment. Every August we hold a “Back to School Campaign” for supplies needed by school age children who stay at Rotholme not just in September, but all
THERE ARE MAGAZINES and TV shows dedicated to renovations, showing beautiful “after” photos and delighted looks on people’s faces upon completion of projects. A popular project is the bathroom/washroom. Although some are elaborate, they don’t have to be. It’s a basic human need after all. At the Men’s Mission & Rehabilitation Centre, the east wing
We’re grateful to Red Lobster on Wellington Street in London for awarding us the Darden Restaurant Community Grant to help locally and support our neighbours in need.
Thank you to all of our Scan Away Hunger Campaign participating stores including Valumart Wortley Village! Thanks to everyone who dug deep into their pockets and donated $3.11 (the cost of one meal in shelter) to their grocery bill. Each donation provided a nutritional meal to someone in need. Thank you Valumart Wortley Village. See you next year!
It’s pretty common for groups of people to pool resources to give back to the community in some way during the Christmas season. No exception to this are the employees who work at Cargill Canada on Cuddy Boulevard southwest of the London International Airport. We were invited to one of the sittings at their annual staff Christmas lunch for some 900 staff members.
It seems everybody is familiar with the television entity that is Storage Wars. This reality show follows professional bidders trying to get their hands on storage lockers that have been abandoned, repossessed, or forgotten. Sometimes, the lockers hold old, forgotten junk but other times they hold some hidden treasures. Not long ago, OLN network announced