This Christmas season, homelessness and hunger are on the rise in the Toronto area, driving more men, women, and children to Scott Mission for food, shelter, and hope. Support from compassionate neighbours, caring friends, and donors ensures the Mission can help people like Andrew who are going through a difficult time and just need help getting back on their feet.
Andrew worked hard as a truck driver, driving across the country and saving his money to buy a semi of his own. He continued to grow his business, adding trucks and hiring drivers.
But it all came crashing down when one of his drivers was caught using Andrew’s truck to smuggle illegal drugs. Just like that, Andrew lost everything.
Facing hunger and homelessness on Toronto’s frozen city streets, Andrew paid a visit to Scott Mission. He’d heard it was a special place where people really care and go the extra mile to help those who are in need.
He was amazed by the kindness of everyone he met. And as he sat down to the first hot meal he’d had in a long time, he was even more amazed to learn it was a gift from compassionate neighbours like you, who care about people who are experiencing hardship.
Andrew wants to thank everyone who supports Scott Mission. “Your gifts to Scott Mission are doing so much good,” he says.
“Scott Mission is filled with good, friendly people. They treat me with respect and will do anything to help someone in need—a shower, clothes, razor, soap. It’s clean and the food is really good.”
This will be a very different Christmas for Andrew. His future is bright since he has received the tools and encouragement needed to rebuild his life.
Thank you for giving generously again today to provide meals, help, and hope for people like Andrew, who will be facing hunger and hardship this Christmas. Your prayers and partnership are truly transformative for our neighbours in need!
“Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!” —2 Corinthians 9:15 NIV