TORONTO, December 13, 2016 -Tonight, volunteers from Invis-Mortgage Intelligence, one of Canada's leading mortgage brokerage firms, along with industry partners and friends will visit shelters in nine Canadian cities to distribute new winter clothing and much needed supplies as part of their award-winning community program, Angels in the Night Homeless Shelter Project. This is the 14th year in a row of angels spreading their wings to make a positive impact in their communities.
Angels in the Night is an annual event that results after a year's worth of community fundraising efforts. Volunteers reach out to homeless shelters in their communities to identify the items most in demand. Those items are then purchased and personally delivered to the shelters on one night in December. Since 2002, Angels in the Night volunteers have raised over $3 million.
This year, Invis-Mortgage Intelligence plans to distribute over 100,000 items, which will include coats, snow pants, boots, hats, scarves, gloves, sweaters, sweatshirts, jeans/pants, t-shirts socks, underwear, pajamas, blankets/bedding and backpacks. Personal toiletries are often the most requested items and tonight's delivery will include lots of towels, razors/shaving cream, shampoo, toothbrushes/toothpastes, bars of soap, hand lotion, body wash, and deodorant. Some of the deliveries will include diapers, toys and children's clothing.
"Today we're once again proud of this grass-roots local project that has evolved into a coast-to-coast initiative of caring and community outreach. Helping those who don't have a place to call their own resonates strongly with our brokers and employees who work tirelessly to make it a success each year" says Cameron Strong, CEO, Invis-Mortgage Intelligence.
What: Angels in the Night volunteers load items onto trucks and buses (varies per city) and then will deliver those items to shelters throughout the evening hours.
When: Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Start times and details vary per city - please see details and contact information below (all listed in local time):
Meet location: Army and Navy department Store, 36 W Cordova St. (Loading Dock)
Start time: 6:00 p.m.
For more information contact: Rob Hafer at firstname.lastname@example.org, 250.881.3900 or Tony Kreutzer at email@example.com, 250.718.4687
Meet Location: Army and Navy Department Store, 1107 - 33rd Street NE, Parking Lot
Start time: 6:10 p.m.
For more information contact: Gary Siegle at firstname.lastname@example.org, 403.589.0770 or Sue Black-Garland at email@example.com, 403.508.7800 ext. 101
Note: This delivery will take place Wednesday, December 14.
Meet location: Invis Office, 2310 Pembina Hwy.
Start time: 4:30 p.m.
For more information contact: Rosa Bovino at firstname.lastname@example.org, 204.781.4350
Angels in the Night is a volunteer community event that aims to raise money through mortgage brokers, financial institutions, industry partners and other service providers to purchase items specifically requested by homeless shelters and related charitable organizations.