Download a flier of the Christmas Wish List here! Although we can never match the amazing gift God gave us that first Christmas, at City Union Mission we do everything we can to share the message of hope He delivered through Christ’s birth with the men, women and struggling families in our community. The thousands of gifts we give at Christmas are an important part of this process, which gives our staff, volunteers and faithful donors many opportunities to show homeless and hurting people of all ages that they’re worthy of love, acceptance and respect. Each year, the Mission works hand-in-hand with generous individuals, churches, schools, and businesses to make the season a little brighter for low-income or homeless families, nursing home residents, children at the Vanderberg Youth Center, and Jackson County Jail inmates. With the help of volunteers, we distribute more than 16,000 new items during the Christmas season.