December 10, 2019

Mortgage Brokers to Visit Homeless Shelters Across Canada

Volunteers to distribute much needed clothing and supplies

TORONTO, December 10, 2019 - For the 17th consecutive year, Mortgage Brokers and staff from Invis Mortgage Intelligence, along with industry partners, will visit shelters across Canada to distribute new winter clothing and much needed supplies as part of their award-winning community program, Angels in the Night Homeless Shelter Project.

Angels in the Night is an annual event that results after a year's worth of fundraising. Mortgage Brokers in each city reach out to their local homeless shelters to identify the items most in demand. Those items are then purchased and personally delivered to the shelters on the second Tuesday in December each year. Since 2002, Angels in the Night volunteers has raised almost $4 million in cash and in-kind donations.

Invis-Mortgage Intelligence plans to distribute over 100,000 items, which will include coats, snow pants, rain ponchos, boots, hats, gloves, sweatshirts, pants, t-shirts, socks, underwear, pajamas, blankets/bedding and backpacks. Personal toiletries are always in high demand so tonight's deliveries will include lots of towels and basic toiletry items. Some of the deliveries will include diapers, toys and children's clothing, and items for teens.

"Every day we have the privilege of putting Canadians into their homes, which makes it is very heartwarming to offer some support and help to those who don't have a warm home to go to every night," 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.

Start times and locations - Tuesday December 10

Meet location: Army and Navy Department Store, 36 W Cordova St (Loading Dock)
Start time: 6:00 p.m. / Salvation Army Harbour Light, First United Church Shelter, Covenant House Youth Shelter, Springhouse Womens Shelter
Contact: Tony Kreutzer  250.718.4687

Meet Location: Army and Navy Department Store, 1107 - 33rd Street NE, Parking Lot
Start time: 6:15 p.m. / 7:00 Calgary Drop In Centre / 7:40 Salvation Army - Centre of Hope
Contact: Sue Black-Garland 403.508.7800 x101

Meet location: Invis office 2310 Pembina Hwy., Winnipeg
Start time: 5:00 p.m. / 5:00 Salvation Army Booth Centre. Cheque donation of $5,000 to Heima Er Best at a later date. a donation of winter jackets/pants/boots/gloves/hats for 100 children in need at William Whyte School has already been made.
Contact: Rosa Bovino 204.781.4350

Meet location: Devonshire Mall, 3100 Howard Ave., Windsor - Sears parking lot
Start time: 5:30 p.m. / Our Lady of Guadalupe, 6:00 pm Windsor Residence for Young Men / 6:30 - 6:45 Hiatus House, arrival times are approximate for each shelter.
Contact: Deenie Stuebing 519.250.4966

Meet location: McWilliams Moving, 215 Frobisher Dr., Unit 2, Waterloo
Start time: 6:00 p.m. / 6:30 Lutherwood Safe Haven / YWCA Emergency Shelter / One ROOF / House of Friendship / Ray of Hope
Contact: Lori Pollice 519.589.5437

Meet location: 57 Kenneth Ave #1, Oshawa
Start time: 10:45 am / 11:30 The Refuge / 12:00 YWCA Durham
Contact: David Hetti or Dharshi Hettiarachchi 905.404.8001

A direct delivery to Peel Youth Village.
To make a donation contact: Margaret Green 416.938.6052

About Angels in the Night
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.

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