Ark Aid Mission
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Welcome to the ARK AID STREET MISSION website. You may have come here looking to make a donation. If so please click the blue button immediately below!
ARKMedia video 4 featuring an interview with former Executive Director, Doug Whitelaw, a song by Gloria Whitelaw and Doug’s reflections on 40 years of ministry.
For other ARKMedia videos, visit the ARKMedia page.
Gifts of Kindness
Please consider a gift to help provide a daily meal & more to the increasing number of those who need it. Your donation of $75 will provide a week of meals.
If you would like to get in touch with us please call 519-667-0322
Office hours: weekdays 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.
The office door is at 698 Dundas St.
Donations may be dropped off anytime during office hours.
Parking: Parking is at the rear of the Ark building. Turn north off Dundas St onto Elizabeth St then right towards parking for the Palace Theatre. Simply circle around the rear of the Orthodox Church and come up to the Ark. Enter the door towards the left marked 696 – you will be in the rear of the dining room. The door to the office is on the left.
Weekdays 1:30-3:30 PM Coffee and snacks (free)
Monday – Saturday 7:00 PM Meal (free – doors open at 6:45 PM)
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 1:30-3:30 PM Arkware open (clothes, etc. for a token donation)
Advocacy – help with issues – eg. rent, bills, etc.
Tuesday, Thursday 1:30 PM-4:30 PM New School of Colour art program
Thursday 7:30-8:30 PM Prayer
Friday 1:30 – 3:30 Income tax
Sunday 4:00 PM Sunday Connection in Fireside Room
Sunday 5:30 PM Meal as announced (call ahead to confirm or check calendar)
Overcomers Groups – as scheduled. Please contact the office.
To learn more about volunteering, visit the Volunteer page.
During the Emergency
We are handing out food. The dining room is closed as per health regulations. All persons entering the Ark must immediately wash or sanitize hands. Donations can be dropped off during office during office hours, Mon – Fri, 9-5.
We can use donations of: muffins/granola bars, etc, juice boxes, water, etc, peeled fruit, food takeout containers. To ensure a constant supply, please sign up for a specific day. Drop off during office hours.
Sun – Sat., 5:00 pm Takeout Meals
Mon – Fri., 1:30 – 3:30 pm Snacks
Tues, Wed, Thur., 1:30 – 3:30 pm Arkware,
Tues, Thur., 1:30 – 3:30 pm Income tax,
Executive Director Search
The Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Sarah Campbell is the new Executive Director.
London Homeless Resources
Copies of a printed guide are available at the Ark Aid Mission and various other agencies and can be printed directly from the site.
London’s latest initiative for food security. With funding from Healthy Kids Community Challenge and Child Youth Network (City of London) a new refrigerated van has been purchased for the London Food Coalition. The Coalition is a cooperative venture of some 22 agencies in London which operate food programs. The Ark Aid Street Mission will operate the van on behalf of the Coalition and the distribution hub will be operated at the Salvation Army’s Centre of Hope. Find out more about this unique venture here.
MEET SOME FOLKS
Western U Sociology Students recorded folks reflecting on their life in our city.
WHAT FOLKS SAY ABOUT OUR
Listen to Doug’s Interview
with Marion on FaithFM
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SERVING LONDON SINCE 1984.
The Ark Aid Street Mission was founded in 1984. Since then it has grown in its mandate to serve people who live on the margins of society. The Ark, as it is popularly known, is a charity registered with the Canada Revenue Agency, supported by a wide variety of local people, churches and businesses. The motivating factor of the Board, staff, volunteers and donors is TO PRACTICALLY EXPRESS CHRISTIAN FAITH AND LOVE WHEREVER THEY ARE NEEDED MOST.