A Heartfelt Gift of Time and Treasure

Volunteer Susan standing in the kitchen at the Mission

Susan Cloyd loves to help others. In her professional life, she worked as an emergency room nurse. There, she frequently encountered homeless people and their great need always made her want to do more to help them. So upon retiring Susan joined our wonderful team of volunteers at The Scott Mission, and turned her compassion toward those who are hungry, homeless, and hurting. Over the … Read More

Our Christmas Wish List

Your support is needed now to give help and hope to men, women, and children in need this Christmas. Here are ways you can help those who are in need this Christmas season: MEALS. Just $4.25 will provide a hot meal this Christmas season. TOYS. Donate or host a toy drive to stock our free Christmas toy store for struggling families! CLOTHING. Provide warm … Read More

Free Thanksgiving meals served to help Toronto residents celebrate holiday

A warm Thanksgiving meal

At least two organizations in Toronto served free Thanksgiving lunches downtown on Monday to ensure residents in the city celebrated the holiday with good food. At the Scott Mission, 502 Spadina Avenue, about 320 people were served Thanksgiving lunch. Staff prepared dozens of turkeys, hundreds of potatoes and more than 100 litres of soup. Meals were served at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. The … Read More

Toronto shelter Scott Mission serves up Easter meal

A line of men and women standing outside The Scott Mission

Silhouetted against the aqua blue glass wall of the Scott Mission chapel, the late morning sun filtering in, Andrew Zeidman preaches gospel as meaningful to the godless as the faithful. “€It’s springtime,”€ says Zeidman, the grandson of Morris Zeidman, who founded the mission more than 70 years ago. “€This could be the beginning of new things.”€ He speaks to a … Read More

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