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At MEND, we believe that everyone deserves JOY! Thus, every fall, MEND begins preparations for an exciting holiday season. We prepare and distribute thousands of special holiday food boxes filled with chicken & other goodies, hand out toys & gifts to excited children, and provide blankets, hats, and gloves to poor seniors and those who are homeless. The air is filled with holiday music, trees are trimmed & garlands hung, while all of Santa’s elves, staff & volunteers, busy themselves with serving the Valley’s most vulnerable residents. In 2021, despite the pandemic’s restrictions, because of many generous donors, we handed out over 800 board games to families.
As we transition out of COVID restrictions, we are bringing back A Seat At The Table, our festive holiday meal for our unhoused clients, and a sit-down Christmas Brunch for low-income seniors. If you and/or your company would like to help spread holiday cheer in our community in any way, contact Cristina at MendPoverty.Org. Also, be on the look-out for volunteer opportunities to be posted during the Fall.