How do you choose to give at Christmas? Do you track down the perfect gift for someone special and stow it under the tree? Do you give to your church or to charity, perhaps sending a donation to support Mission Services of Hamilton (MSH)? What about the gift of time? How can you give in 2023?
Volunteers, both at Mission Services and in our community, give their time all year round to support our neighbours in need. Some work on-site, along side our staff, while others dedicate time to organizing food/hygiene drives or holding events in support of MSH in the community.
In this issue you’ll read why Hank, and other volunteers and community partners are vital resources to our programs. But you’ll also see how rising inflation is having a devastating affect on Hamiltonians and now more than ever we need volunteers in our community to help collect food and keep our shelves stocked at the Good Food Centre.
Although this can be a particularly difficult time of year for many people accessing our services, your support, year-round, is invaluable. Whether that’s your time, your money, or your influence. Every volunteer, every donation, every food drive planned, or fundraiser organized, impacts the lives of our most vulnerable neighbours.
Without you, Christmas would not shine as brightly at Mission Services. Thank you!
Wishing you and your loved ones good health and happiness this Christmas.