MISSION STORE is unique. Not only does it have the most economical prices of any other thrift store in London, but the money received from the sales of high quality, donated items goes directly into Mission Services of London for client programs and needs. Mission Store has a multitude of new items daily and, as
A Heart “Warming” Donation from Vargo Distributions Did you know that coffee is one of our larger food expenses along with dairy products and meat? It is an ongoing need as we serve it every day. Thanks to Vargo Distributions (representative Martha in photo, left) for their donation in kind. Men’s Mission clients have enjoyed
If you were passing by the intersection of Maitland and Dundas on the evening of December 8th, you would have seen nearly a hundred people – men, women and children – going into the side entrance of the Dundas Street Centre Church. You would never have suspected that it was a gathering of those connected to Quintin
This past year, 2017, brought a bittersweet moment. After nearly 60 years in existence, the Women’s Auxiliary to Mission Services of London took the difficult step of disbanding. It was a moment for remembrance, but also for a feeling of conviction that the invaluable legacy this group leaves as part of our history, will live on.
On January 17th, Mission Services of London kicked off the Coldest Night of the Year Walk. Past walkers, volunteers, sponsors and members of the community heard first-hand how their support has helped to change the lives of people like Paul, who shared how different his life looks now, thanks to the services he received at
“EVERYONE HAS a different concept and idea of what homelessness is like – a different idea of what it’s like being at risk of homelessness. No one really chooses to be homeless. It’s just that they don’t know what their other options are” says Doug Nemeth, Program Coordinator for Mission Services of London’s Community Mental Health Programs (CMHP). Martha Connoy, Director of CMHP elaborates: “If
It’s easy to think of Community Mental Health Program (CMHP) as but one branch of Mission Services of London and forget that CMHP itself comprises several related, yet very distinct, programs. In addition to the Crashbed Program referred to elsewhere in this newsletter, CMHP provides: Transitional Case Management for individuals leaving London hospitals, who also
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