TORONTO, Dec. 8, 2014 /CNW/ - The Yonge Street Mission happily announces that the 16th Annual Christmas Ornament Sale kicks off next week in Toronto's underground PATH walkway. The sale of the personalized, custom-made ornaments raises funds for YSM to help us serve Toronto's poorest and most vulnerable citizens. This year, the ornaments will also be sold at Winterfest along the Toronto Waterfront.
- In the PATH system underneath First Canadian Place, The Exchange Tower and Scotia Plaza.
- Winterfest - Queen's Quay Terminal, South Atrium 207 Queens Quay West
- PATH locations: Dec 8-12, 15-19 11:00am - 3:00pm
- Winterfest: Dec 13 & 14, 20 & 21 12:00 - 4:00pm
"YSM's much-loved tradition in the PATH is a reminder that Christmas is about the beauty of sharing," said Angie Draskovic, President and CEO of YSM. "Our volunteers share their time and energy and those who purchase these lovely ornaments help YSM provide our clients with warm meals and some Christmas joy.
"If people can't get to the PATH, they can always donate online at www.ysm.ca"
The Yonge Street Mission has worked on the front lines of poverty in Toronto since 1896, assisting as many people as possible to experience full participation in society. The hope, healing, and encouragement that the Mission offers is based solely on individual need, regardless of colour, culture, economic status, gender, religion, sexual orientation or social condition. The Mission supports at-risk people with an intentional focus on nurturing transformation in the lives of individuals and families living with poverty. We build on our successful initiatives to draw people from the margins into the mainstream of stable housing, employment and educational opportunities, and positive social interaction.
SOURCE: Yonge Street Mission
For further information: Sally Ritchie, Manager, Marketing and Communications, The Yonge Street Mission, 416 929-9614 x4255, 416 807-3086 Mobile, [email protected]