Carlo Billinger (right), board member of the Mission Community Foundation, presents a cheque for $1,000 to Calvin Williams, manager of MY House. / Submitted Photo

Campaign raises $1,385 for Mission’s MY House

20 high quality backpacks, plus contents purchased with the funds

Mission Youth House is a ground breaking organization that is dedicated to helping at risk youth in Mission. They function with a small group of paid employees and a lot of volunteers and community support.

Services offered include a warm meal, laundry services, medical assistance, counselling, help obtaining identification so the youth can apply for jobs, and help finding housing, just to name a few.

My House’s budget is minimal and while they receive funding, they couldn’t function without donations of food, clothing, in-kind services and cash donations.

In November, Mission Community Foundation created a “Just $10” campaign to raise funds for MY House as a philanthropy project for 2017. The Foundation collected money for three weeks with the help of local credit unions.

Thanks to the generosity of people in and around Mission they were able to collect $1,385. The Foundation purchased 20 high quality backpacks and Carlo Billinger, board member, presented them along with a cheque for $1,000 to purchase items to fill the backpacks.

Mission Community Foundation has a permanent fund set up for MY House and donations are always gratefully accepted with tax receipting for any donation of $10 or more. If you’d like to donate through the Foundation you can contact Angie Hetlinger at 604-826-5322.

If you are interested in supporting MY House directly, you can contact Calvin William at 604-287-7200 or the Mission Community Services Society at 604-826-3634.

Just Posted

Ex-Nanaimo man convicted of 1999 sex assault at Abbotsford music festival

James Allen Redden, 50, found guilty of three charges

Mission to invest $850,000 into local parks

New play structures, tennis court and other improvements on the way

One in custody after dramatic Abbotsford vehicle theft ends with rollover in Chilliwack

Prolific offender Michael Joseph Hasell facing numerous charges

Fraser Health launches new drug-use support team to curb overdoses

Nearly 200 people have been killed by illicit drug overdoses in the region so far in 2018

Mission Folk Music Festival opens with a community night

On Friday, July 20, admission to the event is Pay-What-You-Can

Stolen sunshade puts damper on Lower Mainland woman’s pet-relief effort

Broken umbrella taken from White Rock lawn ‘within 10 minutes’

Wildfires erupt in B.C. Okanagan forcing evacuation orders and a highway closure

Check out a list of up-to-date information on blazes happening within the Kamloops Wildfire Centre.

‘Amazing Race Canada’ competitors face B.C. challenge

They drove Corvettes, mastered falconry basics, and ate blueberry pie in the Cowichan Valley

Teen killed by train remembered for his love

Friends and family share stories of young Crescent Beach train victim

Grizzly bear jumps in river, chases B.C. kayaker

The bear got a bit too close for comfort along the Elaho River near Squamish

Parks Canada looks to shine light on cloudy future for historic sites

A plan is in place to produce 10-year plans designed to turn around sagging attendance figures

B.C. poet shines a bright light on struggle with homelessness

Book launch for John La Greca’s Homeless Memorial is at Vernon’s Gallery Vertigo July 21.

Ontario police say attack on Muslim man was motivated by hate

Two men, aged 27 and 19, have been charged with assault in the incident

Canadian Tire delivers toys to ease kids’ street play pain in B.C. neighbourhood

It’s like Christmas for 11 kids who are supposed to be confined to their yards by strata bylaw

Most Read