MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Jan. 12, 2015) -

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Hundreds of children in the South-West district of Montreal who are served by Welcome Hall Mission's Children's Services will be warmer this winter thanks to an initiative by Love Montreal. A grass-roots organization created to fuel acts of kindness in Montreal, Love Montreal creates opportunities for individuals and groups to experience community within the urban landscape.

Their December #BringtheHeat campaign saw numerous businesses play host to donation boxes - resulting in hundreds of hats and pairs of mittens for children aged five to twelve. Organization ambassador Rosanna Tomiuk chose Welcome Hall Mission as the beneficiary of the impressive donation as a "thank you for all their extraordinary work with Montreal's disadvantaged since 1892."

2015 marks the 123rd year that Welcome Hall Mission has been serving Montrealers. For the first century of its existence, the mission focused its work on providing emergency shelter to homeless men. In the past twenty years, however, it has broadened its scope to include a wide range of services, benefiting Montrealers in need of all ages. What distinguishes Welcome Hall Mission from other missions in the city is its breadth of services that include Men's Services (emergency shelter, addiction treatment and reinsertion), Youth Services, a program for pregnant girls and young mothers, a food bank, thrift store, medical services (including a dental clinic and nursing services) and Children's Services.

Welcome Hall Mission's Children's Services provide academic support to children in St-Henri and Ville Émard during the school year and summer programming and camp experiences during the summer. Two special events - in August and December - provide school supplies and Christmas gifts to over 4,800 children.

Cyril Morgan, CEO and Executive Director of Welcome Hall Mission, expressed appreciation for Love Montreal's donation: "We are grateful to the organization for spearheading this act of kindness. Montrealers have always been generous to the mission and continue to partner with us to make our programs possible. In fact, over 84% of Welcome Hall Mission's funding in 2013-14 came from individual donors."

About Welcome Hall Mission

Welcome Hall Mission helps Montreal's most disadvantaged through its multiple services which provide constant, effective assistance to tens of thousands of men, women, children and teenagers. Across all programs, the common denominator is its commitment to supporting and giving hope to the most disadvantaged through concrete actions and effective solutions to build a better life and reintegrate into society.



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About Love Montreal

Love Montreal is a brand new initiative created to fuel acts of kindness in Montreal. It is a simple and whimsical way to put a smile on someone's face, and make a difference in the life of another person. We believe you can spark the imagination and enthusiasm of others around you. And the best part is that anyone can do something, anytime, any day of the week.



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Contact Information:

Welcome Hall Mission
Kathryn Stephens
Senior Manager of Development and Public Relations
514-523-5288 ext. 303
Cell: 514-220-6071

Love Montreal