THANK YOU for making this Christmas brighter for our neighbors in need.
Our Annual Christmas Banquet held at the American Legion Hall on Christmas Eve was attended by approximately 250 people facing homelessness or poverty. Once again, this effort was backed up by a community of supporters. Thanks to the American Legion for providing the place; thank you to Hady Nawabi and 7-11 for providing the ham; thank you to the Merced Sikh Community for providing potatoes and specialty Indian foods. Thank you to Christian Life Center of Merced, Central Presbyterian Church, Merced and Gateway Community Christian Reformed Church who helped with cooking. And thank you to all the individuals who in many ways made this event possible. Your donations and help made this event memorable. The children who attended were thrilled to receive a toy from Santa and clothing was also available.