Source: Mission Bon Accueil

REMINDER/2,000 Children Treated to an Early Dose of Christmas Spirit!

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Dec. 6, 2013) - On December 7th, Welcome Hall Mission will be having a Christmas party for 2,000 children from disadvantaged families in Montreal. Over 10,000 presents will be given out just in time for the holidays. This special party brings joy to the lives of children amid the reality of their circumstances.

Despite a positive track record of poverty reduction in the past decade, Montreal's child poverty rate of 13% is still one of the highest in Canada. In 2012, an average of 167,200 people received income support per month, including 46,500 children.

For this event, we will be transforming our food bank area into a huge party room where children will be able to decorate gingerbread cookies and Christmas ornaments, get their face painted with seasonal designs, play games, sit on Santa's lap and receive new toys for Christmas!

WHAT: 'Noël Pour Tous' Christmas party and toy distribution
WHEN: Saturday, December 7th, 2013
9am - Noon & 1pm - 4pm
WHERE: 4755D Acorn Street, Montreal, QC H4C 3L6

Hundreds of volunteers, individual donors and organizations make this day possible: Mega Brands, Disney VoluntEAR, Hasbro, ╚èlot 307, Jouets Pour Kids, Café Southside, Docu-Dépôt and Rôtisserie Fusée.

During this time of the year, we also distribute Christmas food baskets to 2,000 families having a hard time making ends meet. The food basket distribution takes place from December 16th - 20th and December 23rd.

About Welcome Hall Mission

Welcome Hall Mission provides meals, clothing, lodging, food assistance, counselling, dental and health services as well as rehabilitation and social reintegration for men, women, children and teens. We help the most disadvantaged find better opportunities in order to break the cycle of poverty. For more information, visit:





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