Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

Deco-Mesh-Christmas-Tree-798So much is happening here at the Mission right now. This is the Coldest time of the year for many of our friends so as you know our Extreme Weather Shelter program has begun. We’ve got our Christmas trees all set up and our decorations hanging. Our friends are excited to awake on Christmas Morning to see what Santa and his beautiful elves will bring as we are equally excited to work with Santa to give our homeless friends the best Christmas ever.

This our third year doing the Coldest Night of the Year challenge and we are excited to invite all of our friends, neighbors, volunteers, colleagues, and family members to join us and experience for one evening, what our friends experience every day of their lives.

Please head on over to our “Coldest Night of the Year” blog to check out our progress so far and join in the fun. You can donate, start a team or join a team. Every step counts to not only bringing awareness to the issue of homelessness and poverty, but eventually ending it all together.

Extreme Weather

shelter 023The time has come again to open our beautiful arms and hearts to those who are less fortunate. To those with no where to call home, The Surrey Urban Mission once again opens it’s doors for Extreme Weather.

When the cold weather drops to degrees or below our doors open.

Dinner is served to all those spending the night, followed closely with a movie and checking in with our neighbours to see how we can help make their lives better.

This year we have a big list of things that we are in desperate need of:

  • Warm Clothing: Socks, Coats, Sweaters, Sweats pants and shirts etcshelter 031
  • Feminine Products (Pads, Tampons, etc)
  • Toothbrushes
  • Hair Brushes and Combs
  • Shaving Cream
  • Children’s and Adult Diapers
  • DVDs (We go through a lot of these during Dinner hour)
  • Long Johns
  • Underwear
  • Toques and Scarves
  • Shampoo and Soap
  • Lotion
  • Mens and Women’s Gloves
  • Men and Ladies Winter Boots
  • Razors

Any help you can provide would be wonderful. Donations can be dropped off at 10776 King George Highway, Surrey BC between 9:00 am and 2:00 pm

Much Ado About Something

 

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The Surrlogoey Urban Mission is pleased to partner with RainCity, the City of Vancouver, The Surrey Homelessness and Housing Taskforce and the Surrey Homelessness and Housing Society for the Surrey Premier of this exciting social commentary.

For Homelessness Action Week in British Columbia 2014, local artist, actress and director Luisa Jojic has created an exciting theatre project to stimulate dialogue and new understandings around the issues of homelessness.

me 041Under Jojic’s direction and guidance, a diverse group of participants have developed an original script together, using Shakespearean text as a foundation for addressing issues related to home, community, identity and belonging.

We are very excited about the coming together of individuals – folks who are vulnerably housed, formerly homeless or homeless and those with a higher incoming and have housing – in order to create produce and act in “Much Ado about Something”

This project will culminate in two performances during Homelessness Actin Week in October with the Surrey Performance at

Kwantlen Park Secondary School Theatre

10441 132nd St, Surrey

Friday Oct. 17 2014

Curtain Rises at 7:00 pm

Tickets are $25.00 per person and can be obtained by calling 604-961-2170 or by email at sums@telus.net

A reception will take place immediately after the performance to provide theatre goers with the opportunity to speak with the Actor, Playright/Director Luisa Jojic and the actors.

Our many thanks go to

downloadSurreyHomelessnessPress-Release-City-of-Vancouver-Endorsement-Portfolio-LargeFor their on going support of Surrey Urban Mission and our guests and neighbours.

Sums Summer time Adventure Camp

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Here at Surrey Urban Mission Society it isn’t officially Summer until we hear the yelling, laughing, giggling squealing sounds bouncing and echoing off the walls. That’s how we know that Day camp has begun, and thus our Summer Adventure.

This year we have four amazing new head Leaders, Morgan, Shelly, Paulina and Tabby and if I do say so myself they have out done themselves with all the adventures they have planned.

June 30th-July 4th Art Attack: - The kids will engage in Paint Wars, learn 3D Chalk Art, and enjoy Theater Sports.

July 7th-11th – All about Nature: The kids will take an amazing tour of Lynn Canyon, followed by a phenomenal nature based Scavenger Hunt. 

July 14th-July 18th – Around the World in Seven daysIndia, china, South Africa, France and Canada – the time will fly by so fast the kids won’t know what hit them.

July 21 – July 25th Celebrating Super Hero’s: Batman and Spiderman take on the Surrey RCMP and Fire Fighters to battle it out in epic battle of Superhero Supremacy. Who will win? Join us to find out. 

Each week is set up to be both fun and educational. Children are placed into 4 separate cabins with each cabin ranging in ages from five to thirteen. The older children get the opportunity to learn some responsibility for their younger counterparts and the younger children get the chance to meet kids they can look up to. 

Between Volunteers, Staff, Leaders, Leaders in training it sure is learning towards a seriously fun and busy Summer.

For more information contact Tabby, Paulina, Shelly or Morgan at 604-581-5172 or shoot us an email at sums@telus.net

We are located at 10776 King George Highway, Surrey BC right next to Aaron s Furniture. 

CAMPERSHIPS: Sponsor a Camper and Change a Child’s Life

 Every year there is one or two children who simply cannot afford to go to camp. Imagine for a moment being that child who in September doesn’t have an “My Amazing Summer” story.

You could change a child’s entire year by donating $50.00 to sponsor a child and give them the adventure of a life time. 

For more information contact 604-581-5172 or an e-mail to sums@telus.net

If you would like to donate, click the link below to see the items we desperately need.

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Welcome

IMG_0362As we enter 2014 having come this far looking back it all seems a bit like a beautiful dream. Eight years in, millions of meals served and thousands of friendships made it’s hard to believe we’ve come as far as we have.

From Volunteers to guests Surrey Urban Mission Society (SUMs Place) has truly become a wonderful place for many in our community to call home.

 

We welcome and encourage anyone and everyone to share in meals and volunteer.

From November to March every year we operate as a “No Barrier Extreme Weather Shelter”. During the year we serve weekly community meals on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 12:00 pm and Saturday Morning Breakfast at 9:00 am.

Monday afternoons from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm the Mission opens it’s doors to a wonderful group of ladies for our weekly Women’s group.

The first, second and third Sunday’s of each month we serve a free community meal to which all are welcome to eat, laugh or if you wish, volunteer.

Sunday’s and Wednesday’s we open the door to our local youth as a safe haven to hang out and enjoy food, laughter and occasionally service to the community.

If you or someone you know are interested in volunteering please send us an email at sums@telus.net or stop in to say hello at 10776 King George highway Monday to Friday between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm. You can also reach us by calling 604-581-5172