Throughout the Blanket The Country In Warmth campaign, we’d like to feature some of the shelters we’ll be providing blankets to. We’ll be featuring a shelter every Friday during the campaign. It’s wonderful to see where and who your donations are benefitting. If you’re not yet familiar with the campaign, take a look at the Blanket The Country website for more details.
Mission Services of London
Mission Services of London opened its doors in January 1951. Since that time, Mission Services of London has helped thousands of people of all ages and backgrounds. Today it operates two emergency shelters, an addiction treatment program, a thrift store/outreach program and Community Mental Health programs for consumers/survivors of the mental health system. Many men and women tell how their lives have been changed significantly as a result of the love, care and respect they received from the agency during difficult periods of their lives. A little help made a great deal of difference.
The Mission Store offers good used clothing and household articles free of charge through a voucher system utilized by 60+ local community agencies and churches. It also offers goods at modest prices to the public. The store assisted an average of 1,000 people per month in 2010-2011. It provides warm clothing to 19 local elementary schools during the winter months through the ‘Warm Hands, Warm Hearts’ Program.
If you’d like to learn more about this organization, please visit their website at www.missionservices.ca.