Letter of Thanks

“Do unto others as you would have them do to you.” Luke 6:31

Dear Friend:

Thank you for your gift to The Ottawa Mission. Your gift has double the impact and provides vital programs and services to our neighbours experiencing homelessness over the summer months.

For more than a year, the pandemic has had a terrible impact on those who turn to us for help here at The Mission, and with the summer months upon us, they will face many more serious challenges in the weeks to come.

John has been coming to The Mission for meals for more than 15 years. Due to a learning disability, his employment options are very limited, so after paying his rent John’s budget is often left with very little for food. He recently faced a rent increase that he simply could not afford, so he came to The Mission seeking support. John was provided with a room and met our Housing Support staff who helped him find safe and affordable housing. John was able to move into a home of his own, but continues to come to us for meals every day.

John is just one of so many people who can rely on The Mission for food and support because of generous supporters like you. Thank you for helping to give John, and so many others, a Summer of Hope and a chance at a better life all year round.

May God bless you! With sincere appreciation,

Peter Tilley
CEO, The Ottawa Mission