Spring 2021 Curb Notes Issue 44 – Community Mental Health Programs

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Providing an Innovative Approach to Care at CMHP

Can you imagine experiencing homelessness while suffering from a life-threatening illness like cancer? It seems unimaginable, but this was the reality for a London man who we came to know through… Read more

Your Legacy Giving Questions Answered: Q&A with Tony Lambe, Financial Advisor, Edward Jones

What is “legacy giving”? “Legacy giving is really just a planned gift you have decided to give to support an organization after you have passed on,” said Tony (pictured left).
Why should I consider a legacy gift?Read more

The Value of One, The Power of Many: National Volunteer Week

Mission Services of London is grateful to be blessed with many caring, passionate volunteers. While we have had to suspend some volunteer programming throughout the pandemic, we know that our previous volunteers are longing to return and new volunteers are eager to begin as soon as we are able to… Read more

70 Years of Serving, Adapting, and Growing in London

Photo of Mission Services of London's Executive Director, Peter Rozeluk

2021 marks Mission Services of London’s (MSL) 70th year of serving our neighbours. As I reflect on our innovation in service delivery, and the tens of thousands of neighbours for whom we have provided tangible assistance, I cannot help but be struck with profound sadness. Sadness that our…. Read more

Coldest Night of the Year Warms Hearts in Neighbourhoods Across London

While we could not walk together this year, that did not stop nearly 300 Londoners from taking to the streets to walk in the Coldest Night of the Year (CNOY), presented by Lewkowitz Financial.

From Feb. 1st – 20th, CNOY participants walked with their household within their own neighbourhood to feel a small hint of the challenges faced by those experiencing homelessness during a cold Canadian winter.

The funds raised will fill high priority client needs across all Mission Services of London branches of service. These needs include safe shelter, balanced meals, warm showers, household items and clothing, mental health supports, and addiction treatment, among others.

Not only have you helped provide these necessities, you have also inspired hope for a different tomorrow. “The [Men’s Mission team] loved me until I could love myself. They respected me until I learned to respect myself. Now, I can bring that love and respect to others,” said Paul (pictured right), a former client and current employee of Men’s Mission who shared his personal story at the CNOY Virtual Launch Event.

Thank you to every walker, donor, partner, and sponsor who have certainly made a difference in the lives of many. While we are still counting the total amount raised from CNOY, we are thrilled to say that you have raised over $112,000! Way to go, London!

We hope you will walk again next year in February 2022!

Thank You!

Throughout November and December each year, shoppers at participating locations can add $3.11 to their bill for Scan Away Hunger™. The funds raised help to provide meals for people in need at Men’s Mission, Rotholme Family Shelter, and Quintin Warner House.

In 2020, while we aimed to raise $100,000 through Scan Away Hunger™, we are thrilled to announce that you have surpassed this goal to raise more than $113,400—that’s over 36,400 meals!

A big thank you goes out to every person who donated. This would not be possible without your kindness, generosity, and compassion for those in need in our community.

We would also like to thank General Dynamics Land Systems—Canada for their continued partnership and generous contribution to the campaign!


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