Following a custom that began more than 100 years ago, when the Mission brought gifts to island residents and lighthouse keepers, the Mission distributes holiday gifts to children, families, elders, prisoners, and nursing home residents at Christmas time. Generous donors bring or send new items to the Mission throughout the year to be distributed throughout our communities, and the Elves’ Workshop gives families the chance to choose gifts for one another. Gifts are wrapped, as per Mission tradition, in white parchment paper tied with red string.
The program is one way that the Mission aims to have each year end on a joyful and hopeful note for all we serve.
Our work is your work, made possible by your generous gifts.
No matter how hard times get, the Mission will be there, helping sustain and strengthen families and communities. Please join us. Your donations bring warmth when it’s cold, shed light where it’s dark, and give strength when burdens grow heavy.
Contact us to donate, volunteer, or arrange for planned giving.