Office hours are weekdays 9 am – 5 pm
NightShift Street Ministries
10635 King George Boulevard
Surrey BC V3T 2X6 Canada
Office phone: 604-953-1114
Office fax: 604-953-1415
MaryAnne Connor (Mac)
President and Founder,
NightShift Street Ministries
If you’d like to see what MaryAnne Connor is up to, please check out her website at www.maryanneconnor.com
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Where does NightShift Street Ministries serve?
The NightShift administration offices, outreach training and warehouse facilities are located at 10635 King George Boulevard in Surrey, British Columbia. Our mobile kitchen and clothing vans serve nightly (7-8:30 pm) from the car park between MCC and the building we share with Sisters Thrift Boutique and The Care Centre. On Friday nights our Care Bus is available to bring street level nursing and counselling to those in need.
2. How did NightShift get started?
During a snowstorm in early 2004, MaryAnne Connor first opened the doors to bring into the warmth people in need, those suffering from neglect and hardship on the streets of Surrey. Ever since that first wintry night, when Mac and her friends served their first peanut butter sandwiches and hot coffee, teams of NightShifters have been coming out on a nightly basis to continue to provide basic needs and offers of friendship. What began as an emergency shelter in the early days has grown into a Christian, multi-denominational street ministry that provides a place for individuals, churches, businesses and organizations to serve the poor and homeless people in our community. Together we provide outreach, care and recovery programs.
Meals are prepared by local churches or donated through corporate sponsors and served by volunteers, who also offer companionship, prayer, clothing and personal care kits to people in need. We operate 365 days a year, whatever the weather, because every day matters.
4. What is the NightShift mission statement?
Our mission is to love unconditionally and help others find hope and purpose.
5. How does NightShift fund its operations?
NightShift Street Ministries is a registered, not-for-profit society (#85203 8942 RR0001) that has been serving people in Surrey, BC (Canada), since January 2004.
NightShift chooses to operate entirely without government subsidies. As a non-profit organization, NightShift is backed by the commitment of hundreds of supporters who give freely of their time, expertise and finances – because they choose to, not because they have to.
6. How can I get involved with NightShift?
There are many ways for you to support the ministry, including volunteering. Here are some ideas.
7. What is Sisters Thrift Boutique?
When NightShift expanded its feeding program to also provide a clean change of clothes and warm blankets to those in need, we were soon inundated with generous donations of clothing from our supporters. Now our volunteers at Sisters accept and coordinate these donations and manage the distribution primarily for people living in poverty or on the streets in our community or further afield. Clothes suitable for resale are displayed in our store or online Thrift Boutique and all net proceeds go to NightShift.
8. What is The Care Centre?
This is the name of our counselling centre, where professional, Christian counsellors offer support on a sliding fee scale. For further information, please visit www.TheCareCentre.org
9. Are those NightShift t-shirts and caps for sale?
Yes, as long as stocks last!
Contact the office to see if you’re in luck.