Thousands receive gifts and holidays meal ahead of Christmas in Modesto

Thousands receive gifts and holidays meal ahead of Christmas in Modesto

Updated: 1:23 PM PST Dec 23, 2022

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DRIVE SAFELY. SHARING THE SPIRIT OF THE HOLIDAYS. >> THE MISSION WILL BE MAKING SURE ALL THOSE PEOPLE HAVE A CHANCE TO ENJOY A MEAL AND GET A GIFT. ERIN HEFT IS IN MODESTO WITH HOW THE ORGANIZATION IS ABLE TO MAKE IT POSSIBLE. >> GOOD MORNING GUYS. TAKE A LOOK AT ALL THESE BEAUTIFUL GIFTS BEHIND ME. THERE ARE THOUSANDS OF NOT JUST TOYS FOR BOYS AND GIRLS HERE IN MODESTO, BUT EVERYONE, MAN, WOMAN AND CHILD WALKING AWAY WITH A GIFT. HOW BEAUTIFUL IS THAT? IT STARTS AT 11:00. 3000 PEOPLE WILL BE WALKING AWAY WITH SOMETHING. NOT ONLY THAT, BUT A LUNCH AND DINNER. I AM JOINED BY JASON, CEO. TALK TO ME ABOUT THE NEED. YOU WERE SAYING THESE GO QUICKLY. >> THE NEED IS PROBABLY THE BIGGEST YEAR WE HAVE HAD, THIS YEAR. THE COST OF LIVING SKYROCKETING. WE WILL PROBABLY SEE 3000 PEOPLE SO WE HAVE A PILE OF TOYS. THE REALITY IS WE NEED MORE. >> WE NEED MANY THINGS FOR TEENAGERS. THAT IS THE ONE THING WE ARE AILING ON. PEOPLE CAN STILL DROP THINGS OFF AT 1400 YOSEMITE BOULEVARD. TALK TO ME ABOUT DROPPING THINGS OFF. >> YOU CAN DRIVE UP ON OUR CAMPUS, GO TO THE FRONT OFFICE, AND SAY, I AM HERE TO DROP OFF. IT WILL GO INTO SANTA’S WORKSHOP AND TO THE PILE. IT WILL BE AWESOME. >> THANK YOU. >> GOOD LUCK. >> MERRY CHRISTMAS. >> IT STARTS AT 11:00 TODAY, GOES UNTIL 4:00. PEOPLE ARE ALREADY LINED UP OUTSIDE. IF YOU’RE LISTENING TO THIS, IT IS FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO GET A GIFT AND HAVE A LUNCH AND/OR DINNER. IF YOU CAN DONATE, PLEASE DO.

Thousands receive gifts and holidays meal ahead of Christmas in Modesto

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Updated: 1:23 PM PST Dec 23, 2022

The Modesto Gospel Mission prepared gifts and a hot meal for 3,000 people on Friday morning for their annual event.Organizers say they prepare for the single event the entire year. It’s being held from 11 am to 4 pm at 1400 Yosemite Boulevard in Modesto. According to organizers, everyone is welcome.Donations make the event possible.Modesto Gospel Mission said as of Friday morning people can still donate unwrapped gifts of all kinds, for children and adults alike.

The Modesto Gospel Mission prepared gifts and a hot meal for 3,000 people on Friday morning for their annual event.

Organizers say they prepare for the single event the entire year. It’s being held from 11 am to 4 pm at 1400 Yosemite Boulevard in Modesto.

According to organizers, everyone is welcome.

Donations make the event possible.

Modesto Gospel Mission said as of Friday morning people can still donate unwrapped gifts of all kinds, for children and adults alike.

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