Terry's Hope for the Holidays


Local Montreal organizations need your help more than ever this year! Over the course of the following days, we're asking you to keep local causes in mind and, if possible, make a donation.

Day 1: On Rock Community Services

On Rock Community Services is a community organization committed to making a difference in the Montreal area by being a resource for people in the community. This takes various forms, including a Food Bank, a School Lunch Program, and a Community Diner. Find our more at OnRock.org or call (514) 696-1905.

Day 2: Generations Foundation

Generations Foundation has introduced food programs to assist children in becoming more independent and self-sufficient. They support cooking classes and after-school programs where older students assist younger students with their homework. Find out more at generationsfoundation.com or call (514) 933-8585.

Day 3: Sun Youth

Sun Youth has been taking care of people for more than 60 years by providing to individuals and families in need a range of emergency services that ensure their basic needs and maintain their integrity. Aware of the challenges linked to poverty and crisis situations, Sun Youth provide emergency services such as food assistance as well as clothing, medical, financial and material assistance. Find out more at sunyouthorg.com or call (514) 842-6822.

Day 4: The Gazette Christmas Fund

Since 1967, when the Christmas Fund began, it has raised more than $25 million to be distributed to some of the neediest people in our community. The Montreal Gazette absorbs the entire cost of administering the fund, so every penny raised ends up in the hands of those who need it most. Find out more and donate at christmasfund.com.

Day 5: Share the Warmth

Share the Warmth is a community group that works to fight hunger and poverty. Our goal is to awaken hopes and dreams in the community so that we can all eat, so that we can all learn and grow, and so that we can all work. Find out more at sharethewarmth.ca or call (514) 933-5599.

Day 6: Old Brewery Mission

The Old Brewery Mission provides a range of services that respond to the needs of Montreal’s homeless people as well as those at risk of becoming so, and endeavour to enable them to take control of their lives and assume their rightful place in the community. Find out more at missionoldbrewery.ca or call 514 866-6591.

Day 7: Dans La Rue

Founded by Father Emmett Johns “Pops” in 1988, Dans la rue helps homeless and at-risk youth. With dedication, empathy and respect, and with the support of the community, Dans la rue cares for their immediate needs and helps them acquire the skills and resources needed to lead more autonomous and rewarding lives. Find out more at danslarue.org or call 514 526-5222.

Day 8: Moisson Montréal

Moisson Montréal gathers food donations and basic products all year long and free of charge, and distributes them to community organizations on the Island of Montreal. With your support, they have become the largest food bank in Canada distributing foodstuffs. Find out more and donate moissonmontreal.org or call (514) 344-4494.

Day 9: Chatopia + SPCA Montreal

The Chatopia team is dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming purebred cats in need. Working together with other likeminded organizations (animal welfare agencies, shelters, animal controls and vets), Chatopia strives to provide all the welfare needs of purebred cats. Find out more at chatopia.ca.

Founded in Montreal in 1869, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals was the first animal-welfare organization in Canada. Find out more at spca.com.