TUESDAY DECEMBER 24
City Union Mission to Deliver Thousands of Christmas Gifts to Low-Income Families Throughout Kansas City
As many as 280 driver volunteers will deliver thousands of wrapped gifts to more than 1,000 metro-area families who selected gifts at City Union Mission’s Christmas Store, part of the ministry’s 2019 Mission Christmas outreach. Through the outreach, City Union Mission aims to keep “Christ” in Christmas by reaching out with God’s love and compassion to serve those in need in the Kansas City community. As part of the delivery, each household will also receive a frozen turkey and a food basket filled with items to prepare a complete holiday dinner.
Tuesday, December 24, 8 AM to Noon
Drivers will arrive, load and depart from the Mission’s Christmas Store located at the Community Assistance Center:
1700 E. 8th Street, Kansas City, MO
OPEN TO MEDIA: The media are invited to attend the Christmas distribution activities between 8:30 AM & 10:30 AM for story and photo opportunities. There will be designated parking on the west side of the building (on the curb facing north) for media vehicles. Mission officials will also be available for interviews and to answer questions.
Through the 2019 Mission Christmas outreach, which includes the Christmas Store and No Family Forgotten, the Mission expects to provide as many as 12,000 gifts. In addition to the income-qualified families who will receive presents through the delivery on December 24, gifts will also be provided to the men, women and children in the Mission’s shelters, as well as participants in the Mission’s Vanderberg Youth Center and residents of local nursing homes.
For more information on this and other holiday events, contact Laurie Grant at the numbers above.
City Union Mission is an evangelical Christian ministry committed to sharing the Gospel and meeting the spiritual, physical and emotional needs of men, women and children who are poor or homeless.
City Union Mission.
Loving those who need love most.
“During these last few weeks, we urge our community partners to help support this
life-changing campaign. Now is the time to give their best gifts yet, to ensure no man,
woman or child is denied the care and support that can transform their lives.”
—Associate CEO Terry Megli
KANSAS CITY, Mo.— City Union Mission began their CELEBRATE HOPE: Reach Out to K.C.’s Poor or Homeless campaign on October 1 with the objective of securing about half of the Mission’s yearly operating budget by January 31, 2020. They are currently almost halfway through their four-month campaign and have $4,459,335 yet to raise to meet their $6.5 million goal.
“I am truly amazed and grateful for the response of our community so far,” said Executive Director Dan Doty. “While the financial gifts and support we have received have been wonderful, we still need that level of commitment during these final weeks. This is a critical time, as we anticipate the food, shelter and faith-based guidance that will be needed in the coming year. We must be prepared to care for everyone who comes through our doors.”
On a daily basis, the Mission provides safe shelter and beds for as many as 400 homeless men, women and children, and serves 650 nutritious meals to those in their care, along with hungry individuals and families from the community. Through the ministry’s long-term Christ-centered recovery programs, which include spiritual guidance, life-skills training, adult education, career development and job placement assistance, men and women are empowered to overcome their challenges and rebuild stable futures, rooted in God’s Word.
City Union Mission staff encourage the community to remember their struggling neighbors during the holiday season, and continue to give to help the Mission finish out this campaign strong. If current trends continue, the Mission expects to assist as many men, women and children as last year, if not more.
“During these last few weeks, we urge our community partners to help support this life-changing campaign,” said Associate CEO Terry Megli. “Now is the time to give their best gifts yet, to ensure no man, woman or child is denied the care and support that can transform their lives,” Megli said.
Every donation the Mission receives between now and January 31, 2020, will count toward the campaign goal. Gifts can be made online at cityunionmission.org or mailed to City Union Mission, P.O. Box 270107, Kansas City, Missouri 64127. Campaign updates, as well as information about the Mission’s full range of programs and services, are also available on the site.
City Union Mission is an evangelical Christian ministry committed to sharing the Gospel
and meeting the spiritual, physical, and emotional needs of men, women and children who are poor or homeless.
City Union Mission. Your City. Your Mission.