October 31, 2016

A Magical Halloween Season at The Ottawa Mission

Thanks to the great support of volunteers and donors, The Ottawa Mission is able to ensure that the people we help – who are often alone and feel forgotten – are able to enjoy some fun seasonal activities.  Halloween is one such occasion and, this year, we had a triple dose of magic.

Last week, some of our residents enjoyed getting together with several staff members to carve some Halloween pumpkins which are proudly displayed in different areas of The Mission.

Then on Friday, volunteers from our good friends at Starbucks came by in the afternoon to host a Halloween-themed bingo.  More than 50 clients enjoyed the “treats” (baked goods and, of course, great coffee) that were generously provided.  Starbucks is there for us at Halloween and many other times during the year, and we are most grateful for their support.

Today, our kitchen staff and volunteers cooked up some devilish good food for lunch, including Witches Brew (soup), Bat Wings (chicken wings) Broomsticks (spicy fries) and Skeleton bones (carrot & celery sticks).  And, as always, their costumes we’re “out of this world”.

Our thanks go out to everyone who pitches in to make a difference, at Halloween and all year round!