Christmas festivities at The Scott Mission College & Spadina

Alex Ng —

Doors are open all day long on December 25 at The Scott Mission for the needy and homeless, starting with a hot Christmas meal with all the trimmings and a Christmas gift for each guest.  The day will continue with board games, movies and a Christmas Service for all.

Since 1941, the Mission has been serving up Christmas meals and this year more than 250 people are expected on Christmas morning.

This year’s Christmas meal with include: Vegetable tomato soup, chef’s salad, roasted turkey, stuffing and gravy, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie for dessert.

Who:               Interviews with Mission staff and volunteers, including Peter Duraisami, CEO and clients of The Scott Mission.

What:              Christmas Meal (first sitting)

When:             December 25, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. (meal begins at 10:30, and will be complete by 11:30 a.m.)

Where:            The Scott Mission, 502 Spadina Avenue, Toronto (northwest corner of College and Spadina)

Other Christmas help offered by the Mission includes: over 2,600 grocery gift cards; brand new toys for over 1900 children; emergency groceries; warm snowsuits for children; warm coats and boots for men in need; and a Christmas gift for every child in our youth program.

The Scott Mission has been responding to the needs of the poor, homeless, abandoned and vulnerable of all ages since 1941 by offering practical, emotional and spiritual support for thousands of people each year. Through its efforts, the Mission, a Christian non-denominational organization based in downtown Toronto, offers many programs to support the poor and homeless in our community

The Scott Mission offers: hot meals (served twice a day, Six days a week); Daily bag lunches; a quality childcare centre; a summer camp and after-school program for children and youth from low-income families; free good-quality clothing; groceries; shower and laundry facilities for the homeless; a 50-bed shelter; and out-of-town retreats for shut-ins.

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