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November Update for HOPE MISSION:  

  1. Open

    • We have opened up the Hope Mission Hub for after school programs and meals. We are offering a kids program, a youth program and a home work program. All programs wrap up with a hot meal.
  2. Fall Program

    • We kicked off our fall program season with a Scavenger Hunt for our youth and a Drive Through Carnival for our kids & their families.
  3. School Lunch Program

    • We have re-established our school lunch program in three Calgary Board of Education school partners. That means we are preparing and serving over 600 school lunches each week. 
  4. Thanksgiving Dinners

    • We prepared and delivered Thanksgiving Dinners to over 100 Calgary families. The families received a full turkey dinner with all the fixings. 

  5. Volunteer Opportunities for groups or individuals:

    To sign up for these shifts contact Tolu, our Volunteer Administrator at 403.474.3237 or [email protected]com 
    1. Hope Mission will be preparing around 400 meals to deliver to families for the Christmas season. We will need help in the kitchen to prepare all those meals:
      • Our Tuesday shift will require 4 volunteers from 10 am to noon. These shifts will be run November 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th.
      • Our Friday shift will also require 4 volunteers from 9 am to noon. These shifts will be run November 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th.
    1. Hope Mission will be offering a number of Family Christmas Dinners in December. We will need volunteers to help prepare the food and to wrap Christmas gifts.
      • The Family Christmas Dinners will be held on Friday, December 11th, Wednesday, December 16th, Friday, December 18th & Monday, December 21st.
        • We will require 4 people to work in the kitchen from 4 to 7:30 pm
        • We will also need 4 people to wrap gifts from 5 to 7:30 pm
        • These Family Dinners will depend on the COVID restrictions in place at that time.
  1. Christmas Gift Drive

    We know many of our kids, youth & families will not be able to exchange gifts on Christmas day. This is where you come in. We are hoping you can help supply our kids & youth with a special gift for them to take home for Christmas day.

      • Please help us by purchasing a gift, or gifts, from the attached Christmas Gift Wish List.
      • You can drop off your gifts at the Hope Mission Hub (4869 Hubalta Road SE) during office hours (Monday to Friday, from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm).
      • Gifts are welcomed anytime and need to be delivered by 4:30 pm on Monday, December 7th.
      • Please do not wrap your gifts. We will take care of the wrapping.
      • Please help us spread the Christmas joy this holiday season.
  2. Hope Mission Stories on AM 700 The Light & Shine FM

    You can be encouraged by hearing our Hope Mission Stories.
      • The stories of hope air Monday to Friday on:
        • AM 700 the Light at around 7:30 am and 5:15 pm.
        • Shine FM (88.9) at around 5:15 pm.
  3. Thank you to the following donors for their commitment to our cause:

    • Calgary Life Church is now a monthly supporter
    • One donor contributing the proceeds from their sales of her arts and crafts
    • Another donor is collecting donations online for a fitness challenge she put on
    • Thank you to our church partners who have invited us to share about our ministry the past few months