MONTREAL, QUÉBEC--(Marketwire - Oct. 8, 2012) - Welcome Hall Mission is excited to have the Montreal Alouettes serve Thanksgiving Dinner at the Men's Mission on Monday, October 8th following the annual CFL Thanksgiving Day game. The players will continue their tradition by exchanging their football uniforms for Welcome Hall Mission aprons and personally serve some turkey with a side of hope to hundreds of homeless Montrealers!

This is an opportunity to see the Alouettes in action, tackling the issue of poverty in Montreal. After breaking the quarterback passing record during the annual CFL Thanksgiving Day game in 2011, Anthony Calvillo of the Alouettes and his teammates stopped by to serve meals to over 300 of Montreal's homeless. This is an annual tradition for the team that allows them to share encouraging words, the importance of family and a message of hope to those who need it the most. Knowing that someone cares and is taking the time for them makes all the difference in the world to this marginalized population.

Invitation to the Media
Monday, October 8th 2012
5:30 p.m.
Welcome Hall Mission - The Men's Mission
1490, St-Antoine Street West
Montreal (QC) H3C 1C3

Since 1892, Welcome Hall Mission has been operating one of Montreal's largest men's shelters. Today, it also has a live-in rehabilitation program and offers free dental care to the homeless and low-income populations. Through its Family Services, food, clothing and other items are distributed to 800 families every week. Some 10,000 children from underprivileged neighbourhoods participate in our Children's Services activities and camp outings. Youth Services reaches out to homeless youth through counseling and hot meals and helps young pregnant women in difficulty through its Coeur à Soeur program.

Contact Information:

Marissa Mckenzie
Multimedia Coordinator
514-523-5288 ext. 340
Cell: 514-743-6948