Homeless people often lack the basic essential items that most take for granted to live properly, so volunteers from the Hamilton RRT decided to organize a charity drive to help the city’s less fortunate people and were able to collect many new personal items such as socks, underwear, towels, blankets, pillows, hats, gloves as well as many personal hygiene items such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, hand cream, deodorant, etc…!

RRT volunteers with the donated goods for the men’s shelter

Approximately 300 items were generously donated to the Mission Services Men’s Shelter which is open 24 hours, 365 days a year that offers a 58-bed emergency shelter.  Most nights throughout the year the facility is filled to near capacity.  This foundation offers food, shelter for men, support for women and youth, and many other programs that help the less fortunate get back on their feet.  The mission of this organization is to end poverty and create safe places for people who have experienced hardships to learn, heal and grow.

RRT volunteers and Mission Services staff member

After a few weeks of donations coming in, RRT volunteers collected these donated items, packaged them up, and on December 18th they took them to the Mission Services Men’s Shelter.  The items were personally handed over to the staff that are responsible for the donations at this site and they were very grateful for the provisions and for the hard work of the RRT volunteers.


Charity drive for the homeless being delivered

As always, the RRT members were pleased to have the opportunity to help the people in need and be of service in any little way they can.


Thank you letter from the Mission Services


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