Can compassion and generosity save lives? YES!

Doug was hungry and sick when he first came through the doors of The Scott Mission. So beaten down by life that alcohol was his only comfort. “I was completely alone, without hope, and miserable,” Doug recalls. “I could come to the Mission and get a meal and feel a little bit of hope, a sense of belonging.” Support from … Read More

Too many families are making impossible choices!

Like many families and individuals in the greater Toronto area, Darla’s* income each month covers the rent, but little else. Desperate to feed, clothe, and care for her children, she took the advice of a friend and visited The Scott Mission. “They’ve helped us with everything from groceries to Christmas gifts for the children,” Darla says. Darla and her family … Read More

A mother’s prayer—answered!

Robin had no idea what an incredible impact The Scott Mission and the O’Connor Family Centre would have in her life and that of her family. But she found out quickly when the daycare she had lined up for her daughter fell through. What a relief when she learned childcare was available for her daughter at the O’Connor Family Centre. … Read More

The truth about Scott Mission Camp!

Alex knows about summer camps, and insists Scott Mission Camp is the best. That’s why he hasn’t missed attending for six years! When asked what’s so great about Scott Mission Camp, Alex says the counsellors are awesome and there are lots of great activities like canoeing, biking, swimming, hiking, and singing and dancing around the campfire. What Alex likes best … Read More

Hector never expected that addiction would take over his life.

He shared, “I was showing up to school and work drunk. I managed to hide it for a long time. Eventually I lost control of my life and ended up on the streets for many years.” Then came the day when Hector realized he would lose the fight to winter weather and addiction if he didn’t make huge—and permanent—changes in … Read More

Fun and Faith in the Great Outdoors at Scott Mission Camp!

Did you know that when you support The Scott Mission, your support is enriching the lives of our community’s children, teens, and families? It’s true! Just ask Taejun . . . Eight years old and full of energy, Taejun has been attending Scott Mission Camp since he was just a preschooler, and almost all of his favourite memories are from … Read More

“I thank God that there is a place to help . . .”

Veronica “Aunty V” first came to The Scott Mission with a friend, who was a single mother and relied on assistance from our food bank to help feed her children. The experience was unforgettable . . . Veronica says that the scene at The Scott Mission food bank was more like something you’d see at a family reunion. She watched … Read More

You Gave Help and Hope When John Needed It Most

Like most who come through the Mission doors, John was hungry and had nowhere else to turn for help. Struggling financially, he was grateful for a good hot meal, but he came back again and again for the compassion, camaraderie, and spiritual support that put hope in his heart. “I saw lots of people, including volunteers, who were so quick … Read More

One teen’s words of Thanksgiving—for YOU

This Thanksgiving, Akilah and her friends will be giving thanks to caring friends and donors like you. They know that without your support, Scott Mission Camp wouldn’t exist! “I first came to The Scott Mission when I was in grade three or four,” Akilah says. “I’d heard about it through my friends who have been going since grade two. I … Read More

Thinking of volunteering at The Scott Mission this Thanksgiving?

Before you sign up, be warned that volunteering could be the best thing you ever do, for yourself, and for the hungry and hurting in our community! Meet volunteer Lynette Jenkins who is serving help and hope—one plate at a time. As a child, Lynette Jenkins saw much of the world while her father served in the Air Force, but … Read More