Loneliness, danger and separation from loved ones are just some of the challenges that seafarers face every day.
The Halifax Mission to Seafarers is a Canadian non-profit charity. As part of a worldwide network of Anglican sponsored Missions, the Halifax Mission offers seafarers help and support when their ships arrive in port.
Under the guidance of our manager and seafarer coordinator our mission provides a warm welcome where seafarers can relax away from their ships, get local information, find help with problems, share in worship, and phone or email their loved ones. Our Mission provides an interdenominational chaplaincy ministry. ___________________________________________________________________
We are receiving calls already about our annual Shoebox Campaign. We are grateful for the donations and supplies we receive each year to enable Christmas Gift deliveries to every seafarer who visits the Port of Halifax. Content suggestions include:
HAT, SCARF, GLOVES OR MITTS, SOCKS, WRAPPED HARD CANDY (NO CHOCOLATES), SOAP, TOOTHPASTE, TOOTHBRUSH, SHAMPOO, SHAVING CREAM, RAZORS, DEODORANT AND LYPSYL, PLAYING CARDS, MEMENTO OF NS, PEI OR CANADA.
There should be no liquor, sharp objects or flammables enclosed.
On behalf of the seafarers from all over the world who call at the Port of Halfiax, we thank you for thinking of them at Holy Christmas. For them that is the only gift they receive and they are simploy overjoyed.