Christmas @ Urban Mission

Posted on Oct 12, 2020 in News | Comments Off on Christmas @ Urban Mission

Christmas @ Urban Mission

Beginning October 6th, Urban Mission staff and volunteers will begin registering families for our Christmas Kids toy distribution program.  Families must be participants in the Urban Mission food pantry and children must be living in the home to qualify. The deadline to sign up for our Christmas program is November 19th, 2020. If you are a family, participating in our food pantry, and would like to sign up for our Christmas Kids program, please click here.

If our math is correct, there is a possibility that more than 1,000 children might sign up for our program this year.  As a result, we are in need of your support more than ever before.  From now until December 14th, we’ll be collecting both new and used toys for our Christmas distribution.

To make it even more convenient for our donors this year, we are recommending the use of our Amazon Wish List to purchase and ship gifts directly to the Urban Mission.  (If you do use this option, please share your contact information on the section where they ask “Is this a gift?” That way, we can notify you when the gifts arrive!) 

For donors who would like to bring new and used toys down to the Urban Mission, specific drop off locations and times will be communicated in additional correspondence.

Plans are underway to utilize the 7th Street Plaza to welcome registered families to shop for their children in mid-December.  Not only does this space allow for our families and volunteers to practice social distancing, but it is also provides a central location for all our Christmas programming.  Due to COVID-19, we’ll be limiting the number of families shopping at a time, but we will still need volunteers to assist in stocking shelves.

If you would like to know more about our Christmas program and how you might get involved, we’d love to talk with you more. Your involvement means a great deal to our team and the families we serve. Please call us today at 740.282.8010!