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The Good News Rescue is inviting the community to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ a little early this year as it hosts its 19th annual Christmas Celebration on Friday December 15, 2017 starting at 11am until 6pm. There will be a children’s Christmas party in between servings from 3:30 to 4:30 pm. Patterned after Christs’ call to love your neighbor, the event is one of the Mission’s largest each year and people from all economic, ethnic and social backgrounds are invited. 500 local families will be provided with gift bags that contain everything needed for a traditional Christmas dinner.
The Mission is in need of 200-300 turkeys or hams to ensure they can provide for their list of local families.
“I am grateful for our amazing and generous community, and the children’s program and toy giveaway is one of my favorite parts of the day.” said Jonathan Anderson, the Mission’s Director.
This event is not just for the homeless. The public is invited regardless of of economic or housing status. Community leaders and regular citizens stop by to volunteer, eat and celebrate the spirit of Christmas along with others who might not otherwise enjoy the holiday.
“We want to make sure the community knows this is their event, and that they are invited. This celebration is about bringing people together and celebrating with each other all of God’s blessings,” said Anderson.
The Mission served 1,188 meals and gave out over 450 coats at the Thanksgiving Banquet. To help make this dinner a success please register online to volunteer or attend at gnrm.org
For more information, please contact Janet Shields at 530-242-5920 extension 132.