Scott Mission, Humanity First serve up support and joy to Toronto homeless

Volunteers preparing Christmas meals in the ktichen

Blake Henstridge had finished one dinner at the Scott Mission on Christmas morning and was outside on Spadina Ave., chatting, when volunteers from Humanity First arrived to hand out pizza and drinks. “€Cheese pizza, that’s awesome,”€ said Henstridge, who arrived in Toronto from Newfoundland in July 2011. There are scads of charities who feed the homeless and others in need during Christmas. … Read More

Former Scott Mission client hands out 1,400 turkeys

Alex handing out turkeys at Thanksgiving

Alex Haditaghi remembers the Wonder Bread and how it was always on top of the weekly basket of groceries his mother picked up from the Scott Mission. Haditaghi, 38, came to Canada as a refugee from Iran with his mother, brother and sister in 1988, following the death of his father in a car accident. His single mother couldn’t afford … Read More