MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Aug. 18, 2011) - On August 18th and 19th, Welcome Hall Mission is distributing 2,200 back-packs filled with school supplies to disadvantaged children during our annual Back-to-School with Heads Held High event.

In Montreal, 26% of children live below the poverty line. The effects of poverty have been linked to lower quality of health, income and education levels. Welcome Hall Mission is committed to caring for this vulnerable population. Providing underprivileged children with the tools they need to start the academic year off right encourages them to stay in school and improve their quality of life.

To mark this 10th anniversary, Welcome Hall Mission has prepared two full days of activities and entertainment around a western theme with pony rides, a saloon, musicians, face painting, games, snacks and many more surprises!

Special Media Invitation

Thursday, August 18th, 9a.m. - 4p.m.

Welcome Hall Mission - Multiservice Centre

4755 D Acorn Street (corner De Courcelle)

(St-Henri) Montreal, QC H4C 3L6

Welcome Hall Mission would like to thank our donors, particularly La Fondation Marcelle et Jean Coutu, ALDO and UPS, for making this distribution possible.

Contact Information:

Debbi Marsellos
Media Relations & Events
Welcome Hall Mission
T. 514.523.5288 ext. 340 or C. 514.743.6948