TORONTO, Oct. 11 /CNW/ - The story of The Scott Mission begins with two
people with a huge heart for the poor.
In 1941, Rev. Morris Zeidman's hand trembled as he signed the lease for
The Scott Mission's first building, knowing he barely had enough to pay the
first month's rent. His wife, Annie, ended up pawning her wedding ring to
Somehow, the couple, and the Mission, endured many challenges and
hardships over the years. Today, their love and compassion for the poor and
lost can still be found at The Scott Mission on Spadina and in its off-site
programs for low-income youth and adults in Collingwood, Caledon and Lawrence
On Saturday, October 13, The Scott Mission is inviting the public to
celebrate 65 years of service in the City of Toronto.
There will be tours, photo archive displays and a special service of
Thanksgiving with guest speaker Dr. Brian C. Stiller, President of the Tyndale
University College and Seminary, and a performance by the Toronto Mass Choir.
"If you've ever passed by The Scott Mission and wondered what we do or
why we do it, please come on October 13 and find out," says Executive Director
David Smith. "It's going to be a great day of celebration and thanks to God!"
Who: Interview opportunities with Executive Director David Smith, staff
What: The Scott Mission's 65th Anniversary Celebration
Where: The Scott Mission
502 Spadina Avenue, Toronto
(northwest corner of College and Spadina)
When: Saturday Oct. 13, 2007
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Tours of The Scott Mission
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Service of Thanksgiving
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Reception
The Scott Mission is a Christian urban mission that responds to the needs
of the poor, homeless, abandoned and vulnerable of all ages by offering
practical, emotional and spiritual support for thousands of people each year.
The Mission offers daily hot meals, a low-cost daycare, a summer camp for
children and youth, free good-quality clothing, groceries, shower and laundry
facilities for the homeless, an overnight program, foot clinic, orientation
for recent immigrants, an after-school program, friendly visiting and
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