While we look forward to the holidays, though they will look different this year, our homeless community is facing a different reality. The cold weather brings numerous challenges as most of us could only imagine what it would be like to live on the streets during our Canadian winter. This year, we are partnering with Union Gospel Mission to help meet some of the needs of the community on the DTES. We are collecting brand new socks for Socks for Souls as well as asking you to consider stocking an essential gift through UGM Christmas Hamper. Bring your brand new socks to the church during office hours or on Sunday mornings while you are at church and drop them off in the bin located by the office. All sock donations are due by November 1st. For the Christmas Hamper, this website is where you can buy gifts and essentials according to your budget while also meeting the needs of many individuals. We encourage you to share this with your friends and family so that our impact can reach further. If you have questions about Socks for Souls, please contact Lynne Bernat (firstname.lastname@example.org). For questions regarding the Christmas Hamper, please contact Rita Papworth (email@example.com).