Welcome Hall Mission

Welcome Hall Mission
Rentree la Tete Haute

Rentree la Tete Haute

August 13, 2013 07:00 ET

Distribution of School Supplies for Over 2,400 Children Promoting Academic Perseverance in a Festive Way!

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Aug. 13, 2013) - With summer drawing to an end, parents must start thinking about 'back-to-school' and the increasingly high prices of school supplies. To help these families get their children ready for the school year, Welcome Hall Mission is giving away over 90,000 articles with an approximate value of $140,000 to over 2,400 underprivileged children in Montreal!

This year, we are privileged to welcome Senator Jacques Demers, former NHL head coach of the Montreal Canadians, as the spokesperson for this event! From meagre beginnings, he overcame illiteracy encouraging youth to stay in school:

"Back to school should be an enjoyable and memorable event for every child, no matter the environment from which he comes from. A backpack filled with school supplies can make the difference between a child who stays in school and one who drops out. A child's educational background is important and this is why it gives me great pleasure to support the 'Rentrée la Tête Haute' event and Welcome Hall Mission's efforts." - Jacques Demers

WHAT: 2 fun filled days of activities (sports, trampoline, inflatables, velcro wall climbing, face painting etc.) & School supply distribution to over 2,400 children
WHEN: August 20th & 21st - 9a.m. - 4p.m. (Closed 12-1p.m.)
WHERE: 4755 D Acorn Street (corner De Courcelle), Montreal, QC H4C 3L6
GUEST: Senator Jacques Demers (Interviews August 20th - 10:15a.m. - 10:45a.m.)

Welcome Hall Mission would like to thank Aldo, Mega Bloks, Bentley, Simply Wonderful, Standard Life, Staedtler, Fan Club des Canadiens and LePage for their partnership, as well as all 180 volunteers and individual donors for taking an active role in equipping the next generation of leaders in our community.

About Welcome Hall Mission

Since 1892, Welcome Hall Mission has been deeply committed to the fight against poverty, offering aid and hope where it is needed.

For more information, visit our UPDATED website to learn more about our programs, upcoming events and check out the new 'Media' section: www.welcomehallmission.com.

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