TORONTO, Oct. 13, 2013 /CNW/ - TODAY, on Thanksgiving Sunday over 200
people struggling with poverty and homelessness will be feasting on
turkey and celebrating to live music from the Yonge Street Mission's
Church at the Mission band. The theme of this year's Thanksgiving
campaign is gratitude.
Members of the media are welcome to attend the Mission's Thanksgiving
service to capture the spirit of gratitude at 270 Gerrard St. East
(Parliament and Gerrard) from 3:00-5:30 pm inside the Christian
"In the midst of hardships and trials, our community members who tackle
poverty and homelessness are some of the most courageous people you'll
meet. I'm grateful to serve them," says Matthew Parker, Director,
Church at the Mission.
The Mission provides care for those impacted by social isolation over
the holidays to community members from Regent Park, Moss Park, St.
James Town and the downtown core to share a warm meal and build
A long time community member and volunteer with the Mission says, "I'm
thankful this Thanksgiving for the Mission because I don't have to be
at home and feel sorry for myself."
The Yonge Street Mission's Thanksgiving campaign includes a fundraiser
where $3.11 provides more than a single meal; it's an introduction to
the Mission's services.
About: The Yonge Street Mission has worked on the front lines of poverty
in Toronto since 1896, providing free meals, healthcare, clothing, job
training and education, counselling, and help to thousands of
individuals and families.
The easiest and fastest way to make a financial donation or volunteer is
to click online at www.ysm.ca. You can also mail cheques to: Yonge Street Mission, 306 Gerrard
Toronto, ON M5A 2G7. Or, call directly during Monday to
Friday from 9 am - 5pm at 416-929-9614.
SOURCE: Yonge Street Mission
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