On a cloudy Saturday morning, SPUD Patrol gave out delicious baked potatoes to hungry folks in the Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)
On a rainy Eve of Christmas Eve 2010, AHA MEDIA attended the Table for 2000 generously sponsored by UGM and Glowbal Collection Group in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)
Below is a video of Table for 2000 at UGM
Below are photos of Peter Davies of AHA MEDIA with Derek Weiss of UGM
Below is a video of Derek Weiss of UGM speaking on Table for 2000 in Vancouver Downtown Eastside (DTES)
Below is Glowbal Collection Group with Peter Davies of AHA MEDIA
In the next photo and video, Ali of Glowbal Collection Group speaks on Table for 2000 inVancouver Downtown Eastside
Come join us here at Oppenheimer Park for a Christmas Breakfast on December 11 at 11 AM plus make your own Christmas Cards
Providence in the Park
Mission Services at Providence Health Care invites you to participate in a community outreach event for the Downtown Eastside
Saturday October 23rd, 2010
11 a.m, Oppenheimer Park
Twice a year, employees from PHC head down to Oppenheimer Park in the Downtown Eastside to hand out items of clothing of food that have been collected through Providence’s health care facilities
We need donations of items including:
Denim Jeans, sweaters, rain wear, winter coats, toques, gloves, new wool socks, blankets, sleeping bags
* Please add a personal touch to Providence in the Park by donating pre-made personal care kits consisting of a clear Ziploc bag with soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, shampoo and a shaving razor
Deadline to drop off donation items: Monday October 18, 2010
St Paul’s Media Services
Please drop off your donations between Sept 27 & Oct 18 from 7:30 am-noon, 1 &4om ( Mon thru Fri only) and Room 4000 Providence Level 4, outside the Cafeteria 9am-4pm ( Mon thru Fri, only)
For more information, please contact Lucy Luongo at 604 321 2661 ext 22363 firstname.lastname@example.org
Union Gospel Mission to Serve Thanksgiving Meal for Thousands
The Union Gospel Mission dining room will be a flurry of activity on Thanksgiving Monday, as UGM guests will be treated to a turkey dinner with all the trimmings. UGM expects to serve some 3,000 people throughout the lower mainland.
Monday, October 11th (Thanksgiving Day); Doors open at 10:00am, meals served at 10:30am until 4:00pm.
616 East Cordova Street (corner of Cordova and Princess).
Other Locations Served:
New Westminster Drop-in: 33071 Railway Ave (doors open at noon)
Mission Drop-in: 658 Clarkson Street (doors open at noon)
UGM Senior Chaplain Bruce Curtiss explains that the meal is about more than just providing physical sustenance: “For many of our guests, this is a special time to celebrate and give thanks for what they do have, which is often very little. Over and over, we’ve seen Thanksgiving leading to hope, and hope inspiring courage, and courage – with friends to stand alongside – leading to transformed lives.”
Who – About UGM:
Union Gospel Mission has been reaching hungry, hurting, and homeless men, women, youth, and children for nearly 70 years. Through its 8 locations in Metro Vancouver and the city of Mission, UGM provides counseling, education, safe housing, and alcohol and drug recovery to those struggling with poverty, homelessness, and addiction. The heart of the mission is to demonstrate God’s transforming love, ease the burden of the most vulnerable, rebuild the lives of the broken, and offer dignity to those who feel cast aside. UGM is a proud member of the Canadian Council of Christian Charities and the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions. To find out more, visit http://www.ugm.ca.
To see an experience of last year’s dinner at UGM, please see here