Founder of Elgin Street Mission honoured for 32 years of dedication

While the founder of the Elgin Street Mission hopes one day its services will never be needed again, Gary Newbury hopes it will remain the passionate and caring place it has been over the past 32 years. Newbury was honoured this week for his commitment to helping feed those in need. “I feel so thankful, […]

Sudbury councillor launches clothing drive on Saturday

Ward 2 Coun. Michael Vagnini is launching a clothing drive – eventually, it will become a city-wide initiative – in conjunction with the Elgin Street mission. As part of the endeavour, he said he plans to purge his own closets. City hall watchers will know Vagnini in part for his robust collection of flashy, sparkly […]

Elgin Street Mission shatters its June fundraising goal by $50K

The Elgin Street Mission surpassed its fundraising goal of $60,000 by raising over $100,000 during the month of June alone. With the help of sponsorships and the generosity of Sudburians, the Mission was able to “provide lots of good food and lots of support for the people,” said Gerry Lougheed, who chairs the Elgin Street […]

Campaign to feed the most vulnerable will continue at the Elgin Street Mission

Last March at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Brad Hales, then executive director of the Elgin Street Mission, advised me that the weekend cook had taken a leave of absence because of the virus. He needed food for the next four weekends and likely beyond. We established a Food Fund. We asked the community […]

Christmas Dinner 2020

2020 has been a year for the books! For those experiencing homelessness it has been an especially difficult winter, so we at the Elgin Street Mission wanted to plan something special for Christmas. On Tuesday December 22nd we partnered with the Lougheed Foundation, the City of Greater Sudbury and Allain Labelle in planning a Christmas […]