On Wednesday July 7, 2010 over 20 tons of snow will blanket Union Rescue Mission. Santa and his little helpers will transform URM into a Winter Wonderland so that more than 200 youngsters experiencing homelessness (ages 3 to 17) can enjoy a special early Christmas celebration.
“Christmas In July” is sponsored by SUBWAY Restaurants and will feature mountains of snow, colorful volunteer elves and game booths along with tasty treats like cotton candy, snow cones, popcorn and more. Each child will receive a gift from Santa Clause and will also be treated to a delicious lunch catered by SUBWAY.
Andy Bales said, “I can’t think of a better way to lift the spirits of children experiencing homelessness than giving them an extra Christmas. Santa, snow, toys, lots of snacks and food go a long way in helping children forget, even for a little while, that they are living in a shelter and not their own home. I am thankful to SUBWAY for providing this happy time for our kids”.