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OC Rescue Mission in Need of Holiday Gifts

OC Recue Mission in Need of Help for the Homeless during the holidays

The Orange County Rescue Mission is in need of over 750 gifts this holiday season for formerly homeless families living at the Village of Hope in Tustin. Donated gifts will be given to men, women and children during the organization’s annual “Magic at the Mission” event, taking place on Saturday, December 17th.

“This season is about giving and bringing joy to others, and with the community’s help we can ensure that every child is able to experience the magic of the holidays.” Orange County Rescue Mission President, Jim Palmer

The Orange County Rescue Mission’s Magic at the Mission event features a variety of activities for families, including gift “shopping,” an appearance by Santa Claus, holiday games, and even snow.

“There is nothing quite like Magic at the Mission. Seeing a child’s face light up with joy at the sight of snow, as well as the happiness they experience from both giving and receiving presents for the first time is a reminder of what the holiday season is all about,” says Palmer.

The Orange County Rescue Mission is asking the community to donate specific items for that can be added to the “gift shop” during Magic at the Mission. Suggested items and quantities needed are listed below:

OC Rescue Mission Donations Needed

Those who wish to donate may do so at the Orange County Rescue Mission’s Village of Hope, located at 1 Hope Drive in the city of Tustin, California, or contact Taylor Cochrane at 714-247-4303. The donation warehouse is open between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday.

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