Yonge Street Mission

Yonge Street Mission

Hope in the City since 1896

Run for Hope in the City!

For 115 years, Yonge Street Mission has been meeting the needs of people living with poverty in our city. YSM makes a positive difference in the lives of families, seniors, socially isolated adults, homeless street youth and children. Services include a food bank, meals and social programs, Christmas assistance, employment and computer training, school readiness and after-school programs, counseling, daycare and a post-secondary Student Awards Fund.

I was doing drugs and in and out of jail. You helped me see I was worth more than that. Now I'm off the street and have a job. And guess what? I just got a promotion!
— former Evergreen youth

Our staff of 120 and over 4,000 volunteers are committed to assisting people who come through our doors strictly on the basis of need regardless of colour, culture, religion, economic status, gender, sexual orientation or social condition. We are supported by businesses, charitable foundations, groups, churches and individuals. They make possible the 184,000 visits made annually to our 100 different programs and services.

With help from individuals like you:

For more information on Yonge Street Mission, visit www.ysm.ca.

Run for Yonge Street Mission

Commit to making a difference today by joining the Charity Challenge with Yonge Street Mission at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon. Make your Waterfront Marathon, Half Marathon or 5k more meaningful by going the distance for Yonge Street Mission. No matter which distance you participate in, running or walking, your fundraising makes a difference!

Challenge yourself by running as an individual or pool your efforts by running as a team with your coworkers, church, school or friends.

How we will partner with you:

Consider partnering with us today as part of the Charity Challenge. For questions or registration, contact Rebecca Chan at 416-929-9614 ext.4255 or email rchan@ysm.ca.


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